Sanford Health Food Program Educator - Community Programs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Food Program Educator | Community Programs | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota


Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Educate, train and monitor USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participants. Conducts monitoring visits to providers to explain the program and its requirements. Enrolls providers and completes ongoing program support. Monitors each home throughout the program year to review standards, meal service, daily records and address program concerns. Reviews and processes attendance forms and claims for reimbursement. The Food Program Educator provides technical support to participating child care providers of CACFP policies and regulations. Reviews menus and provides nutritional suggestions and revisions. Assists in planning and carrying out annual meetings for providers. Serves as a resource and referral for provider questions. Keeps provider files current with all required documentation. Shows initiative, supports efforts of co-workers and functions as a member of a team. Maintains confidentiality. Requires travel in a multiple county area. Knowledge of Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and applicable state licensing regulations for Family Day Care Homes and Group Family Day Care Homes desirable. Observation and assessment skills, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to plan and manage with little supervision. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Good mathematical skills for claims processing with a keen attention to details. Must be proficient in a variety of office equipment and computer applications. Must be able to work with growing needs of unique client populations.


Recognizes, clarifies, and prioritizes concerns. Coaches others to improve their skills. Maintains files of relevant information for specific customers, vendors, or contracts. Practices positive collaboration and converts difficult interactions into productive ones. Enter data into computers for use in analyses or reports. Develops presentation objectives and organizes key topics, speaking points, materials, and flow. Builds networks and effective working relationships in relevant organizational areas. Demonstrates good judgment in deciding when to involve a third party.


BS degree in Early Childhood or related field required.

Position will work with family day care providers to ensure they are in compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)


Valid Drivers License required. Must maintain good driving record. Bachelors Degree required. Area of focus in Social Work, Home Economics, Human Services, Early Childhood, Family Relations or related field preferred. Experience in a registered Family Daycare home or licensed Center is desirable.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Community Services

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: req21337