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Nutritionist (Herbalist/Homeopathic Practitioner/Supplement Advisor)

Rainbow Acres Los Angeles, CA
  • $16.50 - $19.00 Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Employee Discounts
  • Employer Very Unlikely to Respond

Nutritionist (Herbalist/Homeopathic Practitioner/Supplement Advisor) position is a dual position which emphasizes customer education/support and retail operations. The fundamental responsibility of the Nutritionist position is to provide science-based nutrition education/training to our customers and the community as a whole. The Nutritionist serves as a professional resource for nutrition education promoting a positive and preventive vision of wellness informing customers about nutrition and store products.

 Responsibilities:

  • General knowledge of the store and where products are located.
  • Extensive knowledge of the inventory in the Wellness Department
  • Answering phone calls
  • Stocking shelves (i.e. shelf tag, “out of stock” signs)
  • Facing product
  • Taking inventory
  • Helping with resets and merchandising
  • Attending training
  • Cleaning as needed (which is always)
  • Knowledge of accurate science, trends, and topics of interest to customer base.
  • Educate employees and customers about nutrition, products (all products, from vitamins to body care to grocery to produce; this means every product we carry in the stores), and optimal health/healthy lifestyle.
  • Conduct one-on-one Nutritional Health Coaching Sessions with customers.
  • Additional duties as may be needed

 Requirements:

  • Exemplary customer service skills and outstanding ability to communicate where to find a product or to whom they should speak with for additional assistance.
  • Approachable with the ability to address shoppers with ease and confidence without being pushy but offering help and providing assistance.
  • A professional position is never static. The nutrition field is a dynamic one, with new information constantly coming to light. Nutritionist must stay abreast of current nutrition research, nutrition information and new developments in the field. This is in addition to the education provided by the company. Nutritionist must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education (CE) time on the clock each year. Opportunities for CE include reading, attending seminars, listening to recommended podcasts, webinars, and networking with other nutrition professionals.
  • If a Nutritionist's degree and/or certification require continuing education to maintain, the degree and/or certification, then the Nutritionist must fulfill those requirements.

Skills:

  • Analytical skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must keep up to date with the latest nutrition research. They should be able to interpret scientific studies and translate nutrition science into practical eating advice.
  • Compassion. Dietitians and nutritionists must be caring and empathetic when helping clients address dietary issues and any related emotions.
  • Listening skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must listen carefully to understand clients’ goals and concerns.
  • Problem-solving skills. They must evaluate the health status of customers and determine the most appropriate products for a customer to improve overall health or manage a disease.
  • Speaking skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must explain complicated topics in a way that people with less technical knowledge can understand.

 Certification:

  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist or
  • Certified Herbalist or
  • Certified Homeopathic Practitioner
  • Life experience.... Extensive supplement knowledge
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