|NATURE OF WORK:|
|Under limited supervision, schedules appointments, determines eligibility for the WIC program, provides food vouchers, assists in providing food and nutrition services, breast-feeding support, and referrals to other health agencies.|
|Screens clients for eligibility for available food resources and programs; determines program eligibility based on income and health risk; takes height, weight, obtains blood sample using finger stick and performs a hemoglobin test when applicable; obtains dietary intakes, counsels and advises clients and families on basic nutrition and other available food resources and programs; issues food vouchers. Attends W.I.C. and county specific meetings and training, including the Annual Nutrition Education Conference given by State W.I.C. Promotes breast feeding and helps educate and/or refer with regards to breast feeding, when appropriate. Demonstrates good communication practices when dealing with clients, public and coworkers. Performs other duties as specified by W.I.C. Director/CNW Supervisor and/or Health Department Director.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:|
|Knowledge of basic nutrition principles and practices; ability to maintain records and charts, prepare reports as needed, follow written and oral instructions; ability to maintain good communication skills (both written and oral) with clients and co-workers; Spanish speaker required; must be dependable|
|High School diploma or a G.E.D. Certificate and one (1) year public contact experience working in the health related or community service field. Education above the High School level in nutrition or related health field may substitute for the experience requirement; previous computer and lab skills desirable; Spanish speaker required; must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s license, be able to obtain a fingerprint clearance card (including background check), and have a willingness to comply with the District immunizations policy.
(Position is in the classified service and is FLSA non-exempt)
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