The goal of this position is to Screen applicants for program eligibility and provide nutrition education to WIC participants.
We offer a benefit package including medical, dental, flexible spending account, life, EAP, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off! To view our Benefit Package click Benefit Booklet!
Duties include but not limited to:
- Certifier Responsibilities
- Explain purpose of the WIC program to new participants and explain eligibility criteria for participation in the WIC program
- Accurately assess potential participants by taking biochemical and anthropometric measurements and recording the measurements in TWIST.
- Review and complete all diet questions in TWIST to assess adequacy/inadequacy of participant’s nutrient intake and general pattern
- Review and complete all health questions in TWIST and ensure documentation of all participant health issues/needs/concerns within the TWIST data system.
- Determine program eligibility/ineligibility status of applicants through biochemical and anthropometric measurements and health and diet screening
- Inform participants of nutrition risk criteria that qualify them for participation in WIC and assure that a connection is made between the participant’s program eligibility and desired health outcome.
- Assess, review and offer information to participants based on identified nutrition and health concerns/issues.
- Work with participants to help them set their own goal for change using Motivational Interviewing technique
- Record and/or update participant identified goals in TWIST.
- Make referrals to health and social service agencies as appropriate
- Ensure participant receives verbal and written notification when unable to identify nutrition risk factors that qualify participant for WIC services
- Select appropriate food package to meet participants’ identified needs and schedules follow-up appointments per scheduling policy
- Refers high risk clients to R.D. for chart review, follow up, and/or for appointment
- Ensure high risk referral criteria is maintained and high risk care plan is followed as developed by R.D.
- Ensure adult and infant scales are functioning properly.
- Ensure quality assurance checks are performed for Hemocue machine
- Assist with inventory of nutrition education materials and medical supplies two times per year
- Provide group nutrition education classes as assigned
- Promote breast feeding at every opportunity. Counsel for breast feeding concerns and complete breast feeding tracking in TWIST system
- Assess participants for breast pump needs. Assure education is provided regarding pumping technique, breast milk storage and information on how child care provider can support breast feeding. Ensure participant signs a Breast Pump Release form when issues breast pump equipment.
- Demonstrate use of Oregon WIC Program Policy and Procedures manual for program guidance
- Be familiar with TWIST intake procedures and provides back-up in clerk’s absence
- Assist WIC Operations Manager as needed in periodic updates of WIC clinic policies and procedures
- Participate in annual nutrition education plan review
- Attend WIC in-service meetings
- Maintain a clean and safe clinic environment per cleaning guidelines. Notify supervisor of safety concerns identified or broken equipment
- Community outreach
- Conduct 2 hours/week of community outreach to ensure maximum client participation
- Build and maintain relationships with collaborative community partners
- 2 years in college or technical training in Foods and Nutrition or employment in a health related field
Experience and Skills Requirements:
- Knowledge of wellness, prevention and health promotion principles.
- Knowledge of nutrition principles and nutrition education techniques.
- Knowledge of topics relevant to maternal and child health.
- Knowledge in computer data entry and/or word processing with ease in adaptation to new technology
- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
- Must be flexible, well-organized, and able to manage different projects concurrently and often under pressure; able to set priorities and manage time effectively
- Experience working in professional office environment with ability to communicate one-to-one, on telephone, and in group setting.
- WIC experience (preferred)
- Adequate means of transportation
- Desire to work with low-income children and their families
about 1 month ago - source
No longer accepting applications.