National WIC Association

WIC Nutritionist

Community Action Partnership (Lancaster , PA)


The WIC Nutritionist is responsible to assess, identify and manage the nutritional needs of women, infants and children, including prescribing and tailoring supplemental food packages and providing nutrition counseling to persons of various social and economic groups.


The following statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position.  CAP may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Conduct certification and re-certification interviews with WIC applicants within established time frames, in compliance with all program policies and regulations using the system of record
  • Determine program eligibility through income verification, hematological testing, anthropometric measurements, dietary assessment and nutrition risk assignment
  • Maintain proficiency in hematological procedures and pass proficiency test.  Adhere strictly to standard precautions
  • Develop and manage individualized care plans that address participants’ nutritional needs
  • Address special needs of high-risk participants using a high-risk care plan
  • Apply guided goal setting techniques to provide nutrition education/counseling based on identified nutritional risk
  • Prescribe and tailor formula and food packages based on participants’ nutritional needs and issue EBT cards
  • Maintain clinic bulletin board with current nutrition education/outreach materials at assigned clinic(s)
  • Promote breastfeeding to all participants and maintain a breastfeeding-friendly environment in all clinics
  • Maintain proficiency in breastfeeding promotion/support and pass annual tests
  • Document all information in MIS and participant charts according to policy
  • Assist with all monitoring reviews
  • Manage inventory of nutrition education/breastfeeding materials in assigned county clinics; assist with maintaining inventory of other supplies as needed
  • Maintain proficiency on state-issued laptop and printer
  • Issue Farmers Market checks to eligible customers
  • Act as resource person for WIC participants with special needs, making appropriate referrals for other services in the community
  • Act as liaison between WIC and health professionals in the community
  • Assist Nutrition Education Coordinator at staff in-services by periodically providing nutrition education topics or reports from professional conferences/meetings
  • Utilize available resource materials, i.e. Nutrition Education journals, newsletters, research papers, self-study modules, workshops and trusted internet sites for staying abreast of N.E. and WIC topics
  • Commit to and follow the mission of CAP and its core values
  • Execute other work-related duties, including flexible clinic assignments, deemed necessary by the WIC or CAP supervisors


Until further notice, Team Members must have proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or must request and be deemed eligible for an accommodation (i.e. vax exception) under federal law.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.  

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