Under general supervision of the WIC Director/Project Nutritionist, assists in the development and execution of the nutrition education component of the WIC Program according to the nature and extent of the nutrition needs and problems of individuals and families participating in the WIC Program.
Performs related duties as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Under guidance of WIC Director/Project Nutritionist, provides nutrition education to participants, including food package selection and secondary contact.
Under guidance of WIC Director/Project Nutritionist, certifies and enrolls participants.
Performs health assessment, including analyzing and interpreting height/weight, hemoglobin, lead and appropriate health counseling for participants.
Evaluates WIC participants’ food intake; discusses with participant or parent and identifies areas that need improvement and/or change, provides strategies for improving nutrition and sets up time table to review these.
Works cooperatively with other nutrition and health services in the area and makes referrals to other community organizations or physician, as needed.
Performs various tasks on WIC computer including intake, draft issuance, participant input and report creation.
Assists clerical staff with client applications, scheduling appointments, answering phone, etc.
Conducts group education sessions (i.e. infant feeding, breastfeeding) for WIC participants, as needed.
Other duties as assigned by WIC Director/Project Nutritionist.
It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Dietetics or Food and Nutrition or Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietetic Technician; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Required breastfeeding trainings and education will need to be obtained within 3 months of hire. Prior knowledge of/experience with breastfeeding desirable, but not required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of participants or employees of County.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Wisconsin driver's license and availability of transportation.
Registered Dietician; Registered Dietician Nutritionist; Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered; or Dietetic Technician, Registered.
Other Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of nutritional and dietary practices, particularly related to women, infants and children, including breastfeeding women.
Ability to learn departmental programs, operations and policies with respect to general functions performed.
Ability to work with the general public and persons of various ages, social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to relate to participants with understanding and compassion for their needs. Demonstrated ability to value individual and cultural differences.
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records.
Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.
Ability to respect and maintain client confidentiality.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travels to clinics and nutrition sites within Calumet County. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate noise.