Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities or those in need of neurological rehabilitation.
We provide a full continuum of highly effective services — for people of all ages and every level of abilities — based on best practices and scientifically proven techniques. Our services include special education, vocational training, supported employment, structured day programs, group home and apartment programs both on-campus and in the community, short-term behavioral stabilization services for children, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services.
As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone.
Bancroft is currently seeking a Dietetic Technician to join our Bancroft School.
The Dietetic Technician works in collaboration with the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and Food Service Manager (FSM) to provide nutrition services to the Bancroft Schools. Primary responsibilities include participation in the assessment, development and implementation of the nutrition needs for the Individuals We Serve (IWS).
1) Nutrition Assessment - completed under supervision and collaboration with the RDN.
a. Upon referral from the Bancroft Schools completes nutrition assessments in accordance with Bancroft, State and accreditation requirements.
b. Identifies personal/family, religious and cultural food and beverage preferences for meals and snacks.
c. Reviews, as needed, dietary intake documentation for nutritional risks that have the potential to affect health as compared to age appropriate standards.
2) Nutrition Intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation
a. Utilizes techniques that consider the age, religious, cultural and ethnicity of the individual and their family.
b. In collaboration with the Food Service Manager plans school breakfast and lunch menus in compliance with latest nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture
3) Documentation, Communication and Continuation of Care
a. Documents relevant, accurate and timely information in the individual’s medical record in accordance with Bancroft standards.
b. Communicates adjustments to the school breakfast and lunch menus for individuals on specialized diets to the Food Service Manager.
c. Works collaboratively with food services staff to ensure compliance to diet prescriptions, food preferences and nutrition interventions for all meals and snacks.
d. Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal/state regulations and established Bancroft policies and procedures. Develops progress reports, incident reports and summaries for IWS.
a. Demonstrates accountability for proper use of individual’s protected health information (PHI) as required by the current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
b. Assists in achieving compliance with accrediting agency standards to continuously improve the safety and quality of care to the Individuals We Serve and Bancroft’s performance improvement initiatives.
c. Reports any violations to the appropriate individual as soon as the incident occurs.
d. Lives and demonstrates Bancroft’s core values in the performance of the position.
e. Maintains a safe and respectful environment, free of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; does not allow weapons, threats, bullying or intimidation.
Education & Experience: Completion of an Associate degree or higher granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Accredited Dietetic Technician Program and successful passing of the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians.
A valid driver’s license is required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions. Minimum 18 years of age required.
At least one year experience working in a healthcare clinical or community or school pediatric/adolescent population is required.
At least one year experience in a working with individuals with autism, intellectual developmental disabilities or developmental preferred.
Experience in school child nutrition program and USDA regulations is a plus.
Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.