Job Opportunities – Nutritionist




Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC), is a charitable, non-profit organization with faith based roots, which operates four community restorative justice programs. These programs strive to provide guidance, support and relationship for people living with FASD or intellectual disabilities as well as those who are currently or have been previously incarcerated.  IJC provides opportunities and services to people regardless of background or affiliation.


It is expected of all IJC employees that they will model and uphold the vision and mission of IJC; to respectfully and with integrity, interact and model caring and holistic relationships with colleagues, participants, and within the wider community.


Nutritionist/ Specialty Residential Care Worker

El’dad is a multi-faceted program which provides residential support, vocational training and assistance, and support for men and women with intellectual disabilities. With guidance and support the participants learn to make healthy choices for themselves and develop real hope for their future. It is located on a 20 acre parcel of land close to Steinbach, Manitoba and has an Outreach office in the town of Steinbach.

The Day Program is a program which provides participant support, life-skills, education, vocational training and which helps design a future of choice for men and women with intellectual disabilities.  One of our main goals is to achieve community involvement for our participants through meaningful employment.

The Nutritionist is responsible for the food for the Day Program and the Alternative Justice Program.  They work in the kitchen area at El’dad Ranch preparing and overseeing daily meals.

The Nutritionist reports to the AJP House Manager and coordinates with the Day Program Manager on participant training and support.



  1. Planning and preparing nutritious week-day menus for lunches, snacks and suppers that reflect the needs of a balanced diet.
  2. Working directly with the Day Program participants teaching food prep, nutrition, safe food handling and grocery shopping skills.
  3. Managing the food and cleaning supplies budget.
  4. Ensuring the kitchen and food preparation comply with applicable health regulations.
  5. Responsible for the food and health of animals and livestock on the property


Other Duties:

  1. Filling out daily log sheets on participant progress and addressing areas for further development.
  2. Grocery shopping
  3. Preparing lunches for the Day Program and staff meetings as required
  4. Managing canteen stock and revenue.
  5. Coordinate summer vegetable garden and annual livestock needs



  • Must be able to cook.
  • Must be interested in teaching cooking skills to others with an adaptive focus.
  • Must be able to ascribe to and support the mission and vision of the programs of IJC
  • Must be able to communicate and implement the El’dad vision
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaborative and respectfully and provide direction to a diverse team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and systems representing a wide range of cultures, ideals, values, and belief systems.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Must hold a current driver’s license and have a good driving record
  • Ability to assess risk and set safe & appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to handle work related stress.
  • Ability to exercise patience and flexibility.



  • Maintain program participant and program confidentiality at all times.
  • Follow and articulate El’dad policy and procedure at all times.
  • Recognize the interaction of one’s own personal values, religion, and culture in the attempt to provide respectful, dignity-enhancing support for program participants.
  • Build and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with program participants.
  • Build and maintain a professional supportive relationship with program staff under their supervision.
  • To complete a criminal record, adult abuse registry check, vulnerable sector registry check and a driver’s abstract as required.



  • Previous experience in a food prep setting.
  • Four years or more of post-secondary education in related social services field or the equivalent in work experience.
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges associated with intellectual disabilities and FASD.
  • Strong desire to work with people who live with intellectual disabilities



  • This is a part-time salaried position – 28 hours per week, working days Monday to Friday
  • Starting salary range is $14.18 – $15.23 depending on education and experience.
  • Position is eligible for inclusion in pension and benefit program.
  • There will be a 3-month probationary period.

Please submit a resume, with 3 references (2 work, 1 character) to:

Closing Date:

  • Wednesday November 29th 2017