Dietitian (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220613-8490FP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), West Region, has one current full-time job opportunity for a Dietitian, to be based at the Lower Fairfield County Regional Center (LFC) in Norwalk.

The Dietitian will oversee all the nutritional needs for 59 medically and behaviorally challenged individuals residing in the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) located at Lower Fairfield County Regional Center (LFC) in Norwalk. These challenged and aging individuals present with multiple medical diagnoses requiring skilled nutritional assessments, oversight, dietary interventions, and staff trainings, quarterly and annual reviews with corresponding reports, attending interdisciplinary team meetings, conferencing with medical physicians, menu planning, ongoing nutritional teaching, and individualized meal plans along with dietary guidelines.

This is a full-time 40 hours/week, 1st shift position, with work schedule as follows:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Position will be permitted to telework up to 50%.

Salary Note: This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022

Join us and enjoy:
  • Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, & more!
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, personal, and sick time with many things to love about living, working, and playing in our state.
  • Diversity and Fresh Perspectives: Work in a team-based, inclusive environment.
  • Limitless Opportunities: Grow your career with the Department of Developmental Services.
  • Making a Difference in Your Community: The mission of the Department of Developmental Services is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.


Selection Plan

All state hospital employees or employees working in a long-term care setting or prospective state hospital employee or prospective employee working in a long-term care setting shall follow Special Act 22-1.

  • Must possess and retain registration as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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In a state facility or region this class is accountable for independently planning and coordinating the delivery of nutritional and food services to individuals in order to render optimal nutritional health.


Performs nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation; evaluates nutritional, psychological and cultural needs of individuals and plans dietary care accordingly; reviews medical history for conditions impacting dietary needs; develops and implements individualized nutritional care plans for assigned caseload; monitors and documents individual diet and weight changes; plans regular, therapeutic and special diet menus for individuals; orders and checks food items and kitchen supplies; supervises food preparation in residences and dietary department; consults on care and maintenance of kitchen supplies and dietary equipment; monitors food processes and sanitation procedures and recommends alterations as appropriate; provides nutrition and/or food service consultation and education to individuals, staff and family members; records pertinent nutrition information in medical records; maintains diet manuals; ensures nutritional services comply with relevant federal and state standards; oversees service of meals in dining rooms, cafeterias, cottages or other units; trains food service and direct care staff in the purchase, preparation and service of food according to dietetic principles and within a predetermined food budget; maintains records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of food values and dietetic principles; knowledge of human physiology; knowledge of principles and practices of food production and services; knowledge of Joint Commission regulations and standards; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to independently plan and coordinate the delivery of nutritional services; ability to utilize computer software.


Registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and certification as a Dietitian issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-206n and 20-206r.


  • Experience providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a Dietitian issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-206n and 20-206r.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.