Nutrition Program Assistant or Intern

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Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

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Help kids eat healthy. Connect the parents of Head Start preschoolers with local farm-fresh foods, supporting farmers who produce fruits and vegetables while helping our young children develop healthy eating habits. Head Start is partnering with the Institute of Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP) to implement a farm to child care program at Head Start. Our Farm to Head Start program will include menu innovations featuring local foods, age-appropriate curriculum, culturally responsive learning, family engagement, and connections with local farmers, including the Hmong American Farmers Association. Head Start preschools offers high quality education for children ages 3-5.

Supervisor and Mentorship Provided by: Head Start - Nutrition Coordinator

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Aide the Nutrition Coordinator to lead nutrition-based education that emphasizes healthy eating habits, purchasing local products, and gardening to support the Farm to Head Start program;

Assist with the development of lesson plans and teach parents/family members or children about nutrition; Help with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) related tasks;

Write and edit a monthly short article featuring child-nutrition related information or child friendly recipe; Support preschool classrooms during our Family Style Meals, occasionally;

Assist at events, such as Family Fun; and, Miscellaneous tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED required. Age 18+

Possess or pursuing a Certification, Associate, Bachelor or other degree (preferred);

Abilities and Skills:

Must be comfortable interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, education, economic status, and culture;

Completed at least one nutrition/dietary, food science or child development class OR have direct experience with food production/agriculture OR customer service skills;

Newsletter editing or writing experience desired; Knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft or Adobe software for newsletter editing;

Data Entry (typing skills), filing and other office skills;

English language fluency and communication skills;

Must be able to practice confidentiality and HIPAA;

Flexible regarding task assignments;

Able to work independently after task described and ask for help when needed;

Able to pass a background check and provide references

Additional Knowledge Beneficial:(not required)

Bilingual in Hmong, Karen, Nepali, Somali, Spanish or another language;

Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile

Physical Requirements: Normal office exertion required. Ability to lift 20 lbs (desired).

Cognitive Requirements: This position requires the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under sometimes stressful conditions. Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision, accept support as needed, and be an effective team member. Must be self-motivated, dependable, and demonstrate both leadership skills and mature judgment abilities.

Environmental Requirements: Multi-tasking busy flexible-space office environment. Occasional travel required to and from program sites and community agencies, mileage reimbursement for events. If you do not have access to an automobile, you may be able to car-pool with a department colleague.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per week for summer-term/semester or 3+ months. Must be available during office hours Monday - Friday from 8am-4:30pm. Occasional weekend or evening events may occur, depending upon your availability. Responsible to turn in timesheet on a monthly basis

Location: St Paul, MN

Benefits of Volunteering: Gain communication and teaching skills, office skills, portfolio development, and professional networking. Knowledge that you are helping children and families thrive!

Advance Registration for College Students

Yes, you can reserve this internship position by registering in advance. Example: be accepted for fall term by registering during spring term and meeting with us before you depart for the summer.

AVAILABLE Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, etc.

Email resume and references to:

volunteers@caprw.org or call 651-603-5979 ; and,

Complete an ongoing Registration Form at caprw.org/volunteer

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

586 Fuller Avenuest paul, MN 55103

(44.95349,-93.12551)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Child Development
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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