JOB SUMMARY: Certifies and provides health and nutrition counseling to clients according to WIC regulations. Oversees nutrition activities and provides in-depth counseling to high-risk clients.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Certification or license required. Four year degree in nutrition or nutrition education. ADA registration for registered dietitian.. Basic office skills required. Good interpersonal relationship skills, especially with client population (women, infants, and children).
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Computer skills are essential. Must have reliable transportation for travel throughout the Tri-County area.
Internal: Agency and program staff
External: Clients, community health providers, other social service agency staff, state agency personnel and educators.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Intermittent walking, sitting, bending, squatting, standing, and driving. Requires frequent use of the computer. Frequently lifts up to 30 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Travel in Tri-County area. Keyboarding in moderate amounts may involve repetitive movement. Finger sticks for hematocrit value presents the possibility of contact with blood.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
Employees are responsible for practicing safe work habits.
- Understand and adhere to safety policy and procedures.
- Follow proper procedures to perform job.
- Report unsafe conditions or working practices to management.
- Promptly report any accident or unsafe practice of which they have knowledge.
TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Start each duty with a verb) (Identify each task, duty, or responsibility considered an essential function with the corresponding reason number)
Performs anthropometrics and blood testing.
Assesses nutritional status from medical, anthropometric and dietary information and determines program eligibility according to WIC regulations.
Provides individual or group education to pregnant, lactating, and postpartum women, and infants, and children on health and nutrition
Provides breastfeeding counseling and support.
Authorizes rental of electric breast pumps.
Provides follow-up nutrition and/or health counseling to clinically high risk clients, including writing care plans that address the specific nutritional risk and consulting with the primary care physician.
Tracks special formula documentation.
Assist in monitoring exceptions to WIC-contract infant formulas including consulting with physician.
Maintains records on certification, benefits issuance, and nutrition counseling, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
Schedules clinic appointments.
Refers clients to other appropriate services.
Performs data entry on the computer or laptop and distributes WIC benefits and instructs clients in their use.
Performs basic office skills including but not limited to answering phones and filing.
Functions as part of a team with day-to-day operations.
Participates in reviews of client files for nutrition regulation compliance. Helps develop, compile and evaluate nutrition education materials.
Participates in program and agency staff meetings, trainings, and other activities as requested. Remains current in knowledge of breastfeeding and other nutrition related topics.
Enhances organizational image by branding WMCA, dressing professionally including nametag and maintaining a general knowledge of the agency and its services.
Fosters community relations by engaging in various activities as a representative of WMCA (and WIC) . Activity could be inclusive of sharing information, participating in and/or sponsoring an event, volunteering time in leadership positions in the community, giving facility tours and upon request of the agency director, explain WMCA’s position on or actions related to a particular issue.
Assist with media relations by being alert to the possibilities to share information and bring those ideas forward and/or, if assigned, create the media report.
Support special events as required by sharing ideas, completing tasks that have been assigned to you and /or, if assigned, create the media report.
Performs other duties as assigned.