Nutrition Education Specialist (Bilingual)

Employment Opportunity
Position: Nutrition Education Specialist (Bilingual)
Salary: Starts at $15.00/hr
Work Area: Nutrition
Hours: Full Time
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Nutrition Education Specialist (Bilingual)

Job Description

The overall purpose of this position is to assist with the planning, developing, and implementation of nutrition education programs and the maintenance of the kitchen spaces to meet Department of Agriculture and Health Department standards. 

Responsibilities

  • Processing and Scheduling Dietitian Referrals 

Retrieve Dietitian referrals in English and Spanish on a daily basis. Call the patients to schedule an appointment with the dietitian. Update the referral and make notation in the patients EMR. 

  • Programming and Kitchen Operations Support 

To improve nutrition and healthy dietary lifestyles of our patients and community by working with Nutrition Manager, Kitchen Operations Manager, and nutrition staff to ensure the best delivery of nutrition education programs for multiple populations (various professional and community populations). Maintain all kitchen spaces to highest level of order and cleanliness following the cleaning schedule and checklist implemented to meet Health Department and Department of Agriculture requirements. Track attendance, procure supplies, and report cost of all events in the kitchen space using the Nutrition Hub dashboard. 

  • Teaching 

Demonstrate proficiency in teaching nutrition education, safe food preparation techniques and kitchen maintenance. Team teach nutrition education programming, special events for outside agencies and internal events for Church Health. Provide consultation and technical assistance to local/regional agencies and healthcare education programs in nutrition education and related areas. 

  • Qualtric Assistance 

Provide assistance with creating schedules, sending surveys, messaging and other qualtric functions as needed. 

Qualifications

  • Culinary or Associate’s Degree in Nutrition or related field is required. Equivalent experience that includes nutrition education, food preparation, and/or teaching cooking may also be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in food preparation; planning, implementing, and evaluating a program plan; interpreting and applying scientific findings in nutrition. 

Special Skills & Knowledge

  • Μust be able to speak and write both English and Spanish fluently.
  • Knowledge of community nutrition and health programs including planning, implementation, assessment, and nutrition resources.
  • Must be able to maintain flexible schedules, including evening and weekend work hours. 

About Church Health

Church Health has served people since 1987 with our clinical services and outreach programs. Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.

Commitment to Diversity

At Church Health, we are committed to diversity, striving to create a staff that reflects the diverse communities with which we work. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to join our team.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation

Church Health offers competitive wages to attract and retain employees with great skills and ideas that align with our mission, and to reward achievement. Regular performance reviews are held between each employee and his or her direct manager to ensure that achievements are recognized, and that goals and expectations are being met.

Medical, Vision & Dental

Church Health offers employees working 20 or more hours per week group major medical, vision and dental coverage, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Medical and vision is currently offered through BlueCross BlueShield of TN. Dependent coverage is also available. The organization currently pays approximately 50% – 80% of premiums dependent upon coverage level and number of hours worked per week.

Affordable dental coverage is currently available through Delta Dental of TN, and spouse and dependent dental coverage is also available.

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Accounts

Church Health offers two flexible spending account options, allowing you to save and pay for you and your family’s eligible medical, dental, vision and childcare expenses.

For participants in the High Deductible Health Plan, Church Health offers an HSA. Church Health also offers a one-time lump sum and a per pay period match for those who enroll in an HSA!

Basic Life & AD&D Insurance

Church Health offers basic life and AD&D insurance at no cost to employees. This also covers a spouse and dependent children at no cost to the employee. Employees may purchase additional supplemental group term life and AD&D for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Church Health offers short term and long term disability coverage at no cost to employees after 90 days of employment. Short term coverage pays 70% of an employee’s eligible pay for up to 11 weeks. Long term coverage pays 60% of an employee’s eligible wages after short term has been exhausted. Employees must be on an approved leave of absence.

401k

Employees working 20 or more hours per week may participate in a 401(K) deferred compensation plan that is designed to provide income for all covered employees beyond the working years. Church Health will contribute a 3% safe harbor after one year of service and match up to an additional 1% if the employee participates.

Paid Vacation

Paid Time Off (PTO) is a benefit provided to full-time and regular part-time employees each year based on years of service and scheduled hours per week. PTO is accrued throughout the year and employees are eligible to use their accrued PTO after 90 days of employment. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for PTO.

Church Health also observes 10 paid holidays per year.

Employee Assistance Program

All employees and members of their household have access to Church Health’s EAP provided by Lincoln Financial Group.  This service offers free and confidential assistance on topics ranging from stress management to substance abuse.

Professional Development

Church Health offers various opportunities for professional development, including Church Health University, our Quality Curriculum Course and external training and seminars such as Dale Carnegie Training.

Staff Health Program

All employees are eligible for Church Health’s Staff Health Program. Participants are rewarded in cash or PTO (if eligible for PTO) based on the number of points earned for making healthy decisions and participating in other events and activities.