National WIC Association

WIC Nutritionist – Contract Position

Lorain County Health (Elyria, OH)

FUNCTION

Under the supervision of WIC Director or Health Commissioner, assists with certification/recertification of the WIC participants; provides them with nutrition education either individually or in group sessions; performs other related duties as required

JOB DUTIES

  1. Under the supervision of WIC Director, assists with certification/recertification of WIC participants; prescribes appropriate food packages.
  2. Provides nutrition counseling to WIC participants individually and/or in group sessions regarding normal nutritional needs including breastfeeding; establishes individual nutrition goals; completes necessary documentation in the medical record.
  3. Compiles statistics and data needed to complete monthly reports and other reports required by the Ohio WIC Program; provides ideas and contributes to the execution of the WIC Program Nutrition Education Plan.
  4. When necessary, assists Health Aide in obtaining medical data (heights, weights, and hematocrits) needed for certification/recertification.
  5. Helps develop nutrition education materials, newsletters, outreach information, etc.
  6. Sets up and operates visual aids; does food demonstrations; etc. as assigned.
  7.  Attends state and local WIC meetings as required.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the WIC Director
  9. Reports upon directive in an emergency.

MAJOR WORK CHARACTERISTICS

Knowledge of: Basic nutrition policies and procedures; counseling practices and procedures; related Lorain County Public Health and Lorain County resources for clients. 

Ability to: Express nutrition principles in oral and written form; express ideas to individuals and groups, form community partnerships.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires some, mostly local, travel.

MINIMUM CLASS REQUIREMENT (including license, if any)
Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD), Registered Nurse (RN), Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR), Dietetic Technician (DT), or four-year nutrition/dietetics graduate or Physician’s Assistant. Experience in maternal and child nutrition including breastfeeding education. Must possess a current Ohio driver’s license.

COMPENSATION: This is a contract position and will be on an as-needed basis. No employment or benefits are assigned. Salary $19.78/hour (DTR) or $28.86/hour (RD) dependent on qualifications. Funding not to exceed $30,000 through September 30, 2022.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may upload their resume and a letter of interest at https://employment.loraincountyhealth.com/Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

9880 South Murray Ridge Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
PHONE 440-322-6367
FAX 440-322-0911
LorainCountyHealth.com

More Information: https://employment.loraincountyhealth.com/position/156