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Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Kankakee, IL, US, 60901-5018

Job Requisition ID:  13704

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 6/17/2022
Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2022

Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $4,162 - $6,033 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Kankakee  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC062  

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant

collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of

this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply

electronically through SuccessFactors.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand

delivery) will not be considered.

Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas for all degrees

earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY

DOCUMENTS section of your application.

Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of

higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer

can be extended.

Posting Identification Number 10-75-13704

Position Overview

Under general supervision, interprets diet prescriptions in the planning and preparation of menus and diets for individuals at Shapiro Developmental Center; plans and directs the preparation of all diets; participates in the habilitation planning process; trains professional and paraprofessional staff with regard to proper nutrition and dietary requirements. Verifies compliance with Joint Commission and Public Health Standards, as well as, the Center’s and Department of Human Services (DHS) policies and procedures regarding nutrition and dietary needs.


Job Responsibilities

1. Interprets diet prescriptions in the planning and preparation of menus and diets for individuals at Shapiro Developmental Center Plans and develops general and modified diets for the diet needs of individuals being served based on an Individual’s medical/physical condition, assesses each individual on a modified diet, makes changes to diets based on assessments.

2. Provides direction to staff in the areas of food preparation, portion control, modified diet, sanitation procedures and stock maintenance in accordance with Public Health Standards. Conducts in-service training for staff in nutritional education, food preparation, portion control, diets, sanitation and other related areas.

3. Conducts regular reviews of food and related supplies and equipment in the Dietary areas and on the units.

4. Perform quality assurance checks including sanitation, food production and physical plant.

5. Conducts in-service training to professional and para-professional staff regarding nutritional needs, dietary requirements, sanitation procedures, portion control, Joint Commission and Public Health Standards in accordance with in-service needs.

6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in dietetics.

2. Requires possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

3. Requires licensure as a dietitian nutritionist by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.*


This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.


*This requirement is set forth in the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act [225 ILCS 30].


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen.  On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois.  Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited. 


Work Hours:  8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 100 E Jeffery St Kankakee, IL 60901-5018  

Shapiro Developmental Center

Agency Contact:

Ashley Moore


Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  

About the Agency

IDHS serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.



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