Job: Registered or Licensed Dietitian

Job Title

Registered or Licensed Dietitian

Job Category

Clinical Dietitian


Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Job Description and Requirements

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Job Purpose

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.

Essential Functions

-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.

Job Requirements

Required Education
Bachelors Degree

Defined Education

Education Preferences

(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 Bachelors 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

Required Experience

2 years

Defined Experience
Nutrition/Dietitian (Strong experience providing nutrition to young children preferred).
Required License
Registered/License Dietitian State of TEXAS
Valid Texas drivers 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)
Testing Requirements
Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance, and lift test.
Lifting Requirements
25 Pounds

Benefit Information
As a Market Driven employee, you are eligible to participate in MHMRs 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.

Additional Information

*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

Employment Type

Full Time


Amanda Thatcher

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[posted May 9, 2018]

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