Under general supervision of the Columbia Neighborhood Center (CNC) Site Manager or designee, the recreation instructor will develop and facilitate nutrition curriculum and program hands-on cooking activities to support health and wellness programs for youth, adults and families.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May include, but are not limited to the following:
- Prepare nutrition curriculum and cooking activities for each 90-minute cooking lesson which may include but not limited to researching and preparing appropriate recipes, submitting supply and equipment requests, nutrition educational materials such as demonstrations, tastings and/or worksheets. Recipes and curriculum must emphasis and support healthy, budget-friendly eating habits,
- Maintain a safe, friendly and clean environment for class participants. Must practice and demonstrate safe and proper food handling techniques during class while using public facilities and ensure facility is returned to original condition after use.
- Provide an orientation and initial assessment to new participants that join the health and wellness programs at CNC. This includes introduction to proper cooking techniques and how to use the equipment and kitchen tools safety
- Work with participants to create individual and group goals and adjust lessons and recipes to reflect participants' skills, needs and interests.
- Actively supervise, monitor, and support participants during hands-on cooking sessions to ensure proper use of equipment and minimize risk of injuries.
- Provide excellent customer service and demonstrate ability to be flexible and creative in meeting the diverse skills and interest of participants.
- Complete clerical and administrative tasks such as open and classroom as needed, submit equipment/supply requests and track participant progress through pre- and post-surveys.
- Submit motivational and educational content suggestions to be sent to program participants bi-weekly via email, text communication and City social media channels.
- Become familiar with programs, services, and special events taking place at Columbia Neighborhood Center to make referrals as appropriate
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
- An Associate's degree or higher from an accredited university with a focus on Nutrition or health science.
- Minimum one year experience in providing nutrition education
- Experience with working with diverse populations (youth, adults, seniors, etc.)
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority.
- Bilingual in English & Spanish
- Current CPR and First Aid certification
- Currently certified in Nutrition by a nationally recognized organization such as ACE, NASM, ISSA, NESTA, Precision Nutrition or AFPA.