Dietician (Personal Service Contract)

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Date:  May 15, 2023

Waukegan, IL, US, 60085

Job Requisition ID:  17704

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-10901-17704

Opening Date: 05/25/23
Closing Date/Time:  06/23/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $15.32 - $35.87 per hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Intermittent 
County:  Lake 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Personal Service Contract



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma 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.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

Serves as Dietitian. Interprets diet prescriptions in the planning and preparation of menus and diets for individuals at Kiley 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 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. Plans and develops general and modified diets to meet individuals' medical/physical conditions, assesses each individual on a modified diet, makes changes on diets based on assessment. Prepares nutritional evaluations (annual and quarterly) and attends Habilitation Team Meetings. Provides support to the Dietary Manager and verifies that Kiley meets food service surveying agency requirements.
  2. Provides direction to center staff in areas of portion control, modified diet, and sanitation procedures in accordance with Public Health Standards. Monitors breakfast, lunch and/or dinner meal preparation; provides in service-training to staff and prepares written reports of monitoring. 
  3. Evaluates individuals for food acceptance and weight changes; consults with individuals, families and guardians regarding acceptance of food provided and suggestions for improvement. Conducts a monthly assessment of individuals deemed nutritionally at risk.
  4. Performs quality assurance checks including sanitation, random samples of meal quality and proper food preparation. Checks medical records for current nutritional information and purges and updates records.
  5. Monitors the facility homes for sanitary storage practices. Conducts on-site training for staff in nutrition education, dietary requirements, food preparation, portion control, diets, sanitation procedures and Public Health Standards in accordance with in-service needs.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned that are reasonable within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college with courses in dietetics.
  2. Requires licensure as a Dietitian by IDFPR; and requires possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by IDPH, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Management (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

Conditions of Employment

  1. Expert knowledge of ICF/IID regulations, IDPH regulations related to the planning, developing, and implementing of diets based on the patient's medical/physical condition.

Work Hours:  3 days per week 
Work Location: 1401 W Dugdale Rd Waukegan, IL 60085-6263 

Kiley Developmental Center
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Job Family: Building, Fleet & Institutional Support; Health Services; Social Services 


About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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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