Registered Dietician Nutritionist

The Registered Dietician works with other program areas in providing comprehensive service to the client. They will work as part of an interdisciplinary wellness team consulting with mental health and wellness providers to ensure comprehensive treatment planning and coordinated care. Registered Dieticians report to the Clinical Director.


This position will be located at Secure Base Wellness Center in Northfield, MN


  • Meet directly with clients to assess nutritional status, create nutritional goals and provide recommendations, which may include meal planning

  • Assist in developing nutrition education curriculum within relevant areas of expertise

  • Collaborate with other program areas, team members, and community professionals to provide comprehensive health and wellness services

  • Administer, track and evaluate health history questionnaires, nutritional assessments and other pre-participation documentation with regard to individual nutritional programs

  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of current clinical practice, strategies and developments

  • Provide leadership and training on speech and language development, diagnosis, treatment and strategies to the mental health and wellness team as necessary for coordinated care


Successful candidates must:

  • Be highly self-motivated and possess initiative to work independently

  • Understand and carry out oral directives and/or written instructions, and be willing to take direction and adapt when faced with changes

  • Organize, prioritize, plan, make decisions and accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision, and complete tasks with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Establish functional procedures, meet deadlines, prepare correspondence and create agendas

  • Show strong verbal communication skills

  • Respect the need for good attendance and timeliness

  • Review, understand, abide by and interpret the employee handbook, organizational chart and procedures applicable to employee’s roles

  • Solve problems and make decisions consistent with SBCC mission and be aligned with organizational philosophy, values and expectations

  • Create and maintain paper and electronic filing systems to provide for the orderly storage and retrieval of data

  • Understand and respect the confidential nature of the various reports, correspondence and information, and have knowledge and interpretation skills relating to data privacy laws

  • Possess sufficient computer skills to proficiently work with a variety of computer programs and software


This position must develop and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with coworkers and clients. The employee must strive for excellence, maintain professionalism, and model exemplary service. The employee is capable of communicating tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people, including hostile and emotionally upset people. Considerable human relation skills are necessary to interact with a variety of staff and clientele (common courtesy, tact, kindness, interest in positive problem-solving manner, patience, empathy and a sense of humor).

Employee must be able to work independently as well as in a small office team. Work is occasionally shared among employees and flexibility in these working relationships is an essential requirement. This position must work closely with the Clinical Administrator and other lead workers.

Problem Solving & Creativity

The opportunity for problem solving is inherent in this position. The employee must be able to usually resolve questions or problems and give guidance to other personnel in prioritizing workloads and resolving problems with which they need help. The ability to independently research problems and identify appropriate solutions is essential in this position. If problems cannot be resolved with knowledge or references or experience of other lead workers, the Clinical Administrator shall be consulted. If problems or questions are of technical or legal nature or involve extraordinary measures of confidentiality or financial involvement, they shall be referred to the Clinical Administrator. Creative approaches and measures are encouraged to resolve workload and work-related issues. Employee is encouraged to propose ideas to modify existing procedures if more efficient, effective systems are identified and meet organization expectations. Employee is expected to meet with support staff on a regular basis to determine if office needs are being met.

The employee must recognize the limitations of their role and how it impacts other roles.  The employee must regularly communicate to the Clinical Administrator to report progress, challenges or needs. Problems without precedent are referred to the Clinical Administrator. 

Available Benefits

Secure Base Counseling Center is proud to provide the following benefits to our employees:

  • Paid vacation

  • Health insurance (Secure Base Counseling Center provides 50% of the employee's premium)

  • Vision coverage


Secure Base Counseling Center pays employees every two weeks. Paychecks include a statement detailing the sessions being paid. Travel reimbursement, if applicable, is paid every two weeks, along with payroll, at 40 cents per minute. Reimbursement for approved expenses will also be paid every two weeks, along with payroll.

Freedom to Act

Employee is generally free to organize and prioritize own job duties, as well as assignments to other support staff, and knows where to refer people for assistance or guidance when necessary – or appropriately follows up to acquire a resolution. Employee works independently and with minimum supervision in carrying out necessary tasks. Employee is able to make decisions and answer questions using written resources such as the Employee Handbook, policy and other resources. In the rare event the Clinical Administrator is not available and the need is urgent, direct contact with the Clinical Director may be sought.


The responsibilities listed above describe the general nature and level of work performed by staff members assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities required of this position.  

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To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and three professional references to

All new employees at Secure Base Counseling Center (SBCC) are under an initial 90-day review period. If at any time during the first 90 days, either a representative of SBCC or the employee decides that work for this agency is not a good fit, employment will be terminated.

This SBCC Employee Job Description is for informational purposes and is not a contract, nor is any portion of it a contract or a legal document. SBCC may change any portion at any time, and reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend or change any or all plans, policies and procedures in whole or part, without notice. All employees shall be provided a copy of this document and indicate its receipt by signature. Employment with SBCC is employment at will. "Employment at will" means that employees may end their employment at any time for any reason; and that the employer (SBCC) may terminate employees at any time for any reason, with or without cause. Items not covered in this personnel policy are at the discretion of SBCC directors.