HIV Nutrition Specialist

Job Type

Part Time




446 West 33rd Street
New York
United States


The HIV Nutrition Specialist is responsible for screening and assessing clients enrolled in the Nutrition and Meals programs for nutritional risk factors and food insecurity. Provides nutrition counseling for those clients who require more in-depth nutrition intervention, and also provides food pantry services for those clients that are identified as food insecure. The HIV Nutrition Specialist is required to assess enrolled clients every six months, and follow up for primary care status measures (PCSMs) every three months.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • Provide nutrition screens, assessments, and counseling for clients.
  • Utilize internal and external services via referrals based on determined need(s) of client.
  • Motivational interviewing and goal setting.
  • Routine communication with all members of the care team.
  • Participate in clinic-based case conferences.
  • Distribute pantry bags, order food from vendors, accept food deliveries and follow proper food safety precautions.
  • Complete and submit documentation of services provided in a timely and efficient manner (e.g., within two business days past the provision of service).
  • Maintain all documentation of services provided.
  • Attend other meetings as deemed appropriate and related to the scope of service.

Other Responsibilities

The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Develop educational materials and advertising for group nutrition classes.
  • Assists with special projects and performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist the Pantry Assistant and Administrative Assistant as needed.
  • Create and conduct nutrition group education classes for clients.
  • Communicate with Chef and kitchen staff regarding nutritional value of meals served.

Education and Certification

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) required;
  • Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field required.

Special Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Ability to make data entries into computer database
  • Proven experience performing nutrition counseling with an HIV/AIDS population and knowledge of or interest in complementary therapies.
  • Knowledge of resources for PWAs and their support networks.
  • Good verbal, written, computer, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Use of computer software – Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook calendaring, and Excel.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Independently solves problems that regularly arise, choosing solutions from a variety of established standards or procedures.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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