GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Work in this class involves providing basic nutrition services to clients eligible for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infant, Children (WIC) in a local health department. Work requires the employees to independently complete a program eligibility statement, and a basic nutrition assessment. Employees are responsible for providing individual and small group nutrition counseling which is typically limited to such topics as the food groups, child development nutrition needs, and programmatic services. Work requires analyzing clinical and nutritional data in order to prescribe appropriate supplemental foods based upon the clients, nutritional needs and food preference. Employees may also execute contracts with vendors to honor the program food voucher and handle any problems that may occur. Employees may also train vendors and perform vendor monitoring. Usually, clients with complex nutrition and/or medical problems are referred to other health professionals or a higher level nutritionist. Employees may supervise the clerical support function associated with the program. Work may include other related assignments as determined by management. Either a higher level nutritionist, nursing director, or health director supervises work.