National WIC Association

WNA Training Specialist

California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) - WIC (Sacramento County, CA)

Position Details
Job Code #: JC-343216
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Working Title: WNA Training Specialist
$6,061.00 - $7,587.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by advancing the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities.  As an employee of the Local Services Branch, the incumbent serves as part of a team that provides monitoring, training, support for and collaboration with regional local agencies that serve Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program participants.  

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Training Services Unit, Staff Services Manager I (SSM I). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) leads and coordinates the efforts related to development, implementation, and monitoring of the WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) training and certification program. Assures new local agency staff are trained to provide nutrition, education, and breastfeeding support for the WIC participants. Activities include monitoring WNA training and local agency staff certification. The HPS I travels statewide up to 30% of the time with possible overnight stays, providing technical assistance and monitoring staff training at local agency sites.

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