Provides nutrition counseling/therapy to developmentally delayed infants, toddlers and their families as identified in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Ensures that all (0-3) children are served timely and appropriately and in keeping with their procedural safeguards, rights and needs.
This position fully embraces the mission and 7 key principles for providing early intervention services in the natural environment.
Participates in eligibility determination, assessment and evaluation process for infants and toddlers referred with nutrition, feeding and or swallowing concerns.
Participates in IFSP meetings for children demonstrating nutrition, feeding or swallowing concerns by sharing evaluation/assessment information and assisting with the development of the IFSP.
Provides routines based nutrition counseling/ therapy in the natural environment using a coaching model and collaborative documentation.
Communicates and collaborates on an ongoing basis with service coordinators, parents, and IFSP team members; and, with parental consent, communicates with medical, educational, and social entities, for the purpose of establishing and reviewing nutrition needs.
Manages individual caseload in a manner that ensures that all children in the program receive quality services for their identified nutrition therapy needs, in a timely manner.
Maintains and submits all required documentation daily.
Meets performance expectations (see addendum).
Participates in project groups, committees, child find activities and interagency program planning as requested by the Chief of ECI.
May serve as Service Coordinator for infants and toddlers with nutrition needs.
May organize and facilitate (inclusive) community groups, activities and opportunities for children with nutrition needs.
May provide training to ECI staff and the community.
Knowledge of Laws, Policies/Procedures, Skills, Education and Abilities
Knowledge of typical (normal) birth to age three nutrition, growth and development.
Knowledge about developmental delays in children birth to three years.
Knowledge about disordered and atypical development in children birth to three years.
Knowledge of medical diagnoses and conditions and their impact or potential impact on birth to three nutrition, growth and development.
Knowledge, skills and ability to work effectively with families / adults from various cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, cognitive, social-emotional and educational statuses.
Knowledge of community resources available to assist families with financial, educational, medical, social and developmental needs.
Knowledge of infant-toddler evaluation and assessment protocols, charts, curriculums, methodologies, therapeutic strategies, techniques and monitoring/ measuring progress, especially related to nutrition.
Comprehension of the IFSP process.
Ability and skills to communicate well both orally and in writing.
Ability to strive to make effective working relationships with team members and families that are characterized by mutual support, open communication, trust and respect.
Ability to problem solve with infrequent assistance from supervisor. Identify and use a rational approach for the situation. Communicate problems and decisions to the supervisor.
Ability to discuss uncomfortable and potentially conflict producing topics, in a professional and effective manner, with families, community agencies and other ECI staff.
MHMRTC Operating Procedures
ECI Policy and Procedures
Knowledge of Texas laws regarding reporting child abuse/neglect
RD licensing/registration requirements
Internal & External Customer Service
This position requires extensive internal (team members, agency personnel) and external (doctors, ISDs, day care providers, other agencies) contacts. The Registered Dietician will accomplish this with above average written and oral skills.
This position requires daily local travel in personal vehicle, often in difficult driving conditions and/or situations.
Benefit Information As a Market Driven employee, you are eligible to participate in MHMR’s employee health benefits program per company policy on your date of hire. Your eligibility for benefits, including the 401(a) (including employer match) and tuition reimbursement will take place per company policy.
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org
Required Education Bachelors Degree
Defined Education Nutrition/Dietitian
(Prefer applicants whose education makes them eligible to meet EIS certification requirements).
Adaptive Physical Education – Child Development
Child Life – Communication Disorders
Family Studies – Health
Human Development – Psychology
Social Work – Rehabilitative Counseling/Rehabilitation Services
Sociology – Special Education
Any Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 18 hours of semester course credit relevant to early childhood intervention, including 3 hours of semester course credit in early childhood development or early childhood special education
Defined Experience Nutrition/Dietitian (Strong experience providing nutrition to young children preferred). Required License Registered/License Dietitian State of TEXAS Valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Must provide license and official documentation of all educational attainment i.e. Transcript/Degree/Certificate. Required Supervisory Experience 0 year(s) Substitutions None Testing Requirements Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance, and lift test. Lifting Requirements 25 Pounds
Internal Number: 2473 and 2468
My Health My Resources (MHMR) has been a provider of quality mental health and intellectual and developmental disability services in Tarrant County since its inception in 1969. It is the second-largest community center in Texas, offering services in the following areas:
? Mental health
? Intellectual & developmental disabilities
?Early childhood intervention
?Criminal justice system support
All of these services are provided in collaboration with our community partners in the public and private sector.
MHMR is one of 39 community centers in Texas.
Originally a small center offering only mental health services, MHMR now provides services at more than 100 sites throughout Tarrant County and surrounding counties. The staff of more than 2,000 includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists, case managers, dieticians, volunteers and many others. All are committed to providing services in a way that respects the dignity and basic human rights of the people we serve.
MHMR Visions is the 501c3 nonprofit that raises funds to support people with serious mental health challenges and intellectual disabilities.
MH...MR is an independent, local unit of government, as designated in Health & Safety Code Chapter 534.001 – not a state, federal, or county agency. Our work is directed by Susan Garnett, CEO, and a local volunteer board of trustees appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.