Seeking a qualified professional with an interest in child nutrition and healthy foods.
The Child Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for recruiting and monitoring Family Child Care Home providers to participate in the CACFP (Child and Adult Food Program) and to implement the CACFP according to the State Department of Education and DCD’s policies and procedures for Family Child Care Homes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Promote the program in the service area.
Interpret USDA regulations, Oklahoma policies, and DCD policies for providers.
Maintain an active caseload of providers.
Cross-check attendance records with enrollment forms, tiering and income-eligibility records, and home visit reports to ensure compliance.
Carry out and document required visits and appropriate follow-up visits for homes.
Maintain positive relationships with child care providers in the local communities according to set schedule. First round of Monitors – October, November, and December. Second round of Monitors – January, February, and March. Third round of Monitors – April, May, and June.
Foster professionalism and quality in family child care.
Plan and conduct training for providers.
Attend state-sponsored workshops and professional conferences to keep abreast of regulatory changes.
Review home provider menus and meal service record-keeping forms for compliance with CACFP meal pattern requirements.
Review provider attendance records for compliance with CACFP regulations.
Process monthly claims for family child care homes.
Participate in all large projects such as recruitment, calendar making and mailing, group trainings, and printing of manuals.
Provide claim forms to supervisor to process provider monthly CACFP reimbursement.
Prepare for and assist with independent audits and State Department of Education reviews.
Communicate with Nutrition Coordinator for weekly schedule/calendar.
Maintain client, employee, and agency confidentiality.
Other duties as designated by the Nutrition Coordinator and the Executive Director
High school diploma or equivalent, with education and/or experience in home economics, child development, nutrition, or related field.
Knowledge of USDA CACFP regulations and guidelines and DHS Family Child Care Home licensing standards.
Have a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and be willing/able to perform necessary job-related travel.
Have no felony convictions or misdemeanor or convictions for offenses relating to children, and satisfactorily complete the required background check and drug/alcohol testing.
Skills and Abilities:
Effective time management and strong organizational skills essential.
Ability to communicate effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Maintain a positive, professional attitude and demeanor.
Ability to work independently, organize time, prioritize responsibilities, and accurately complete multiple tasks.
Proficient computer skills
Contingent upon education and experience.