Outpatient Registered Dietitian – Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Company: Food For Thought
Location: Forestville, right near Santa Rosa, CA
Reports to: Client Services and Nutrition Director
Status: Full-time non-exempt
Compensation: Starting between $35-$40 per hour
Organization Description: Food For Thought (FFT) is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive nutrition services to people in Sonoma County affected by serious medical conditions. Our services include weekly groceries, congregate meals, vitamins and supplements, and nutrition education. We are located in Forestville in a beautiful building surrounded by organic gardens. FFT operates with a staff of 25 and 800 volunteers. The values of community, healing, excellence and kindness are deeply ingrained in the culture of the agency, which seeks to provide both food and love to our clients. We are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on an atmosphere with great comradery and collaboration. This position presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing, thriving agency in a time of creative expansion and change.
Food For Thought is hiring a bilingual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to support clients in our Medi-Cal sponsored nutrition program. This is an opportunity to coach underserved/under-resourced clients and give them the foods they need to succeed at making dietary changes.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to meet clients where they are without judgment, be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with solid clinical skills, be open to learning new things, be detail-oriented, and be able to work with and supervise volunteers. New or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Working with clients who need medically tailored meals and/or groceries due to serious medical conditions
Conducting intakes and providing medical nutrition therapy to new clients
Following up with existing clients to ensure their needs are being met and troubleshooting issues as they arise including monitoring and evaluating MNT goals and plans
Providing nutrition education and ongoing coaching to clients in the program
Promoting the program to healthcare referrers and potential clients
Recruiting new clients and helping them through the referral and enrollment process
Reviewing medical records and submitting treatment authorization requests to Partnership Health Plan
Following up on prior authorizations and referrals to obtain needed documents
Menu planning as needed
Coaching for dietetic and dietetic technician interns
Working with the Dietetic Technician (DTR) and Client Services and Nutrition Director to plan nutrition coaching and specific menus based on medical needs
Registered Dietitian – nutritional certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Fluent in English and Spanish – Ability to speak, read, and write with proficiency in both languages
Passion for Food For Thought’s Mission
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and familiarity with using databases
Detail oriented and extremely organized
COVID-19 vaccination and at least one booster (medical/religious exemptions accepted with proper paperwork)
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time nonexempt position with a starting salary range of $35-$40 per hour depending on experience.
The position included employer-paid medical, dental, and vision.
Food For Thought provides a 403b retirement account with a 5% employer-paid contribution.
Approximately 13 paid holidays per year as well as sick and vacation time.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@FFTfoodbank.org
Food For Thought is an equal-opportunity employer.
Questions? Nina Redman firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-887-1647 x 119