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The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center is seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual for the position of Registered Dietician to organize and direct the preparation of nutritional care to meet patients’ needs. Incumbents of this position develop menus and meal plans. Conduct nutritional assessments of Inpatient and Partial clients. Provides nutritional counseling to clients for both normal and therapeutic diets in Inpatient and Partial programs.

Please Note Work Schedule:

20 hours per week, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm with Sunday and Saturday as days off

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):

  • Designs menus for Corrigan Mental Health Center; provides nutritional, appealing meals.
  • Provides nutritional counseling for all clients, including group residences.
  • Writes all therapeutic menus for Corrigan Mental Health Center.
  • Writes, reviews and revises dietary policies and procedures for the Corrigan Mental Health Center.
  • Meets with Physicians, Nurses, Food Service Supervisor, Clinical Director, Facility Director, Unit Director and business personnel on an as needed basis.
  • Completes nutrition assessments on patients when consulted in a timely manner.
  • Participates in facility Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement data collection and analysis as assigned.
  • Provides ongoing nutrition education to patients when identified by consult or nutrition assessment.
  • Plans, conducts, and documents nutrition education groups regularly, including but not limited to cooking groups.

MA License for Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist


Given population served, bilingual or multilingual candidates preferred; Must be registered through the American Dietetic Association and have current active registered status. Minimum of three years of experience in Food Service Administration.

DMH Mission Statement:

The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center / Fall River Site provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult Community Clinical Services. Our mission is to provide person centered care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. We always aspire to create an environment which promotes recovery, resiliency, growth and independence for those we serve and their families as well as to create an environment where employees can learn and grow.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit .

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

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For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3383.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the preparation and cooking of food in a hotel, restaurant, cafeteria, catering firm, government or private institution and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in restaurant and hotel management, food service management, home economics, nutrition or dietetics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in restaurant and hotel management, food service management, home economics, nutrition or dietetics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

III. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at the high school level or higher, with a major in culinary arts, food services or food trades may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

Special Requirements: None.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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