WIC Degreed Nutritionist (PD) - North County
SDSU Research Foundation - WIC
San Diego, California
Job Description and Requirements
Job Number 120150
Job Title WIC Degreed Nutritionist (PD) - North County
Benefits Eligibility Hourly with limited benefits
FTE Percent 100
Advertised Salary $14.27 - $17.13 DOE
Under the direction of the Registered Dietitian, the Degreed Nutritionist determines WIC program eligibility and provides direct client services to those in need of higher level of nutritional intervention. Creates and develops individualized nutrition education plans for participants and provides counseling on nutritional needs for all levels of pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children; prescribes and issues appropriate WIC food packages to participants; provides counseling and support to breast-feeding mothers. Provides nutrition education to WIC participants including those at high nutritional risk in a group or individual setting; provides orientation information regarding voucher usage to new participants.
Fingerprint clearance is required prior to hire.
Bachelor's degree in nutrition or Dietetics or related field to include the following coursework:
1. Basic Human Nutrition or Life Cycle Nutrition
2. Maternal, Child, Infant or Pediatric Nutrition
3. Diet Therapy or Clinical Nutrition
4. Community Nutrition
5. Food Selection/Preparation
6. Psychology or Comparable Course
Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse
individuals, communities and organizations
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the WIC Program and community nutrition with emphasis on maternal, infant and child needs
Knowledge of breast feeding benefits, physiology and procedures
Knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention
Knowledge and competency using word processing applications, spreadsheets and internet applications
Knowledge of adult centered learning theories as applied to nutrition and health instructional materials
Ability to interact and communicate clearly and effectively in a
professional manner, both orally and in writing
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of participant, employee and agency records
Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and to work with a
multi-cultural staff and participant population
Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures
Ability to relate well to others within the WIC project environment
and interact effectively with coworkers
Highly motivated self-starter, with a high energy level and strong
Well organized, ability to meet deadlines, detail oriented; possess
good judgment and common sense
Sensitivity to ethnically and culturally diverse individuals
This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is
recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed.
The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from
a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
Preferred Education/Certifications Certification as a WNA (WIC Nutrition Assistant)
Preferred Experience/Special Skills Bilingual in English/Spanish
May be required to attend general staff meetings at off-site locations. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Job Close Date 11-27-2012
Additional Information for Applicants
Certain SDSURF positions must undergo background and other screening,
which may include criminal history, credit history, health examination, fingerprinting, or other screening criteria which the SDSURF determines necessary for business purposes. Where such requirements are known, they will be stated in the job posting. By accepting a position with SDSURF, you are agreeing to undergo such screenings at any time during your employment with SDSURF if it is determined necessary for business reasons.
Application Procedures: Please submit a SDSU Research Foundation
Employment Application online and other required documentation if
applicable at www.jobsfoundation.sdsu.edu
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an Equal employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from qualified minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged. SDSU Research Foundation, committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer. SDSU Research Foundation maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, color,
gender, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, physical/mental disability, or genetic characteristics. SDSU Research Foundation ensures that any individual with a disability will have equal access to any employment opportunity available to a similarly situated individual who is
not disabled. SDSU Research Foundation has established an Affirmative Action Plan to review and monitor all personnel actions. Inquiries regarding SDSU Research Foundation's equal opportunity and affirmative action policies may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 5250 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182-1945.
[posted Nov 16, 2012]
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