Strategic priorities for the role involves the integration of nutrition services in sports daily training environment to provide a proactive and individualised application of optimal nutrition strategies as part of a holistic periodised plan for athlete and sport development.
This new capacity will help grow and expand the NSWIS Nutrition program to provide diversity in experience, and increase support for athletes to use food as their performance advantage.
The primary purpose of the role is:
- Deliver ‘world class’ nutrition technical expertise, services and support to athletes and their coaches for allocated sport programs which positively impacts athlete performance at national and international benchmark events
- Facilitate implementation of the NSWIS nutrition delivery model to increase integration of nutrition service delivery across a range of targeted sports, training and competition environments
- Develop and share a strong understanding of nutrition education and strategies which provide appropriate individualised nutrition support to align with sport-specific training demands and athlete performance goals
- Supporting a learning environment that enables coaches and athletes to enhance nutrition understanding through key nutrition topics including but not limited to: health and wellbeing, eating for performance, rehab and injury management, travel and competition, hydration and supplementation
- Ensure quality data capture, analysis and reporting processes, and work within a performance health and performance support team to identify key issues in managing athlete care and applying appropriate interventions
The NSW Institute of Sport exists to support Australian athletes to become world’s best through specialists’ services, and access to leading edge coaches and sports technology. We are a nationally focused high performance centre and Olympic and Paralympic training facility based at Sydney Olympic Park, reaching all regions of NSW. In partnership with the national high performance sport system and national and state sporting bodies we enable, impact and support targeted athletes, coaches and performance support staff to prepare for international competition. Performance is at the centre of all that we do, and our people are our greatest performance advantage.
To apply for the role, you will need to address, in a covering letter of not more than 3 pages, the following selection criteria:
- 5+ years’ experience in the provision and application of nutrition services to clients inclusive of case management and counselling
- 3+ years’ experience in the provision and application of sports nutrition services to high performance athletes
- Proven success in utilising nutrition knowledge for planning, periodising and managing athletes across seasons/campaigns at national or international levels
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with high performance teams including coaches and athletes
- Proven ability to analyse, interpret, summarise and communicate relevant data/results to athletes and coaches for improved performance
- Undergraduate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from a DAA accredited course (Masters desirable)
- Qualifications, experience or undergraduate degree in exercise science or exercise physiology (desirable)
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
- Accredited Sports Dietitian and Member of Sports Dietitian Australia (AccSD)
- ISAK Anthropometry Level 1
The Role Description details all the experience, knowledge, competencies and attributes required of the successful candidate (available at the NSWIS website at www.nswis.com.au ). Although the initial screening will assess applicants against the above selection criteria, the selection process will evaluate candidates against all areas of the role description Success Profile.
The salary is $28,748 - $33,348 (PTE) ($71,870 - $83,369 FTE) plus 9.5% superannuation. The hours for these two part-time positions, established at 2 days per week, may be negotiated with the recommended applicant. The contract period for this role is up to 31 December 2020 in line with the Olympic cycle. An extension to the contract into the next quadrennial can be considered should the role and funds still be available. This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.
If you would like to enquire about the role contact Sally Walker, Senior Dietitian, NSWIS at email@example.com