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Los Angeles, California

Get to know us:

For over 100 years, Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services (VDM) has taken great pride in providing exceptional programs and services for children and families throughout LA County. VDM envisions a community where all children and families are equipped and prepared to live productive, fulfilling lives. We serve the most vulnerable in Los Angeles, many of whom have faced multi-generational inequities. Vista Del Mar is guided by core values of empowerment, equity, and excellence.


At Vista Del Mar, our success is powered by our staff, families, residents, and clients that we serve. We believe in the equity of BIPOC and recognize the struggles of injustice and inequity and stand in the breach to fight them. We will continue to strongly advocate to change racist systems that oppress staff, clients, and families in our community. Our actions will be louder than our words. Vista commits to meeting these moments.


Vista Del Mar provides a trauma-responsive continuum of services to empower children, youth, and families in Southern California to lead fulfilling lives.

Role Overview:

The Early Head Start Nutrition Specialist_ Vista Village provides nutrition consultation and training for staff, parents, and family childcare providers; maintains and monitors systems to ensure accurate, timely and ongoing tracking of children’s nutrition, and monitors adherence to policies and procedures consistent with Head Start Performance Standards.

Essential Job Duties:

· Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor nutrition services for all children enrolled.

· Provide consultation and technical assistance to the family childcare homes including menu planning, meal preparation, meal service (family style), and evaluation of CACFP compliant nutritional program (EHS-CCP).

· Provide nutrition and breastfeeding consultation (as lactation lead) to staff and families in the office and in the field.

· Conduct periodic observations of mealtimes in childcare settings (EHS-CCP).

· Coordinate menu planning for socialization group, in collaboration with staff (EHS-HB).

· Provide training to family childcare providers to improve food service and sanitation techniques (EHS-CCP).

· Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing nutrition services for Early Head Start children and their families, centers and family childcare homes.


· At least 2 years’ previous related experience.

· Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of early childhood education & experience working with culturally and socioeconomic diverse children and families.

· Knowledge of physical and emotional developmental stages for children ages 0-3.

· Knowledge and experience in current best practices regarding infant and toddler nutrition.

· Bilingual in English and Spanish;

· Valid California Driver’s License and available vehicle.

What You Bring to VDM:

· Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN).

· COVID Vaccination Card (fully vaccinated) required.

What We Offer:

· Sign-On Incentive

Vista Del Mar’s Credentials:

Our nationally recognized clinical programs have been awarded a Gold Seal by the Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation possible. In addition, our educational facilities are fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and our graduate degree program is recognized worldwide for its high quality of instructions.

Equal Employment Statement

Vista Del Mar is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. Therefore, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Vista Del Mar will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations as part of this commitment.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Types: Part-time

Pay: $36.00 - $39.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Los Angeles, CA 90038

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