Job: Nutrition Educator
Department of Health WIC Program
Job Description and Requirements
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This position provides nutrition assessment, nutrition education, breastfeeding education and counseling including documenting high risk care plans, when appropriate, to clients enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This position requires independent judgment based on written policy and procedures.
Certifies and recertifies clients for the WIC program including nutrition assessment and assignment of nutrition risk factors based upon procedures found in DHM 150-24 Policy and Procedure Manual. Prescribes and makes changes in the WIC food packages for clients.
Provides participant centered nutrition counseling/education that is pertinent to the needs of the client.
Provides high risk nutrition care plans for clients enrolled in the WIC Program.
Documents high risk nutrition care plan in the FL-WiSE system using the SOAP (Subjective, Objectives, Assessment and Plan) method. Provides close follow up to high risk nutrition clients ensuring the required number of high risk contacts are met.
Collects and evaluates information from the WIC record which can be used for quality improvement purposes.
Makes client referrals to other provider agencies in an appropriate manner.
Maintains records and reports such as the Employee Activity Report (EARS), travel and time sheets in an accurate and timely manner
Prepares lesson plans and conducts classes for WIC participants related to nutrition factors affecting pregnant and lactating women, infants and children
Has a working knowledge of the FL WiSE System.
Attends and participates in staff development, training and required in-service training sessions, as well as regularly scheduled departmental staff meetings
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Bachelorâs degree in nutrition or dietetics required. Knowledge of the current science and practice of food and nutrition, dietetics or food service. Knowledge of normal nutrition principles and food needs throughout the lifecycle. Knowledge of meal planning, food budgeting and purchasing. Ability to provide nutrition education to others in groups or individual instruction. Ability to determine nutritional needs and develop nutrition education plans for individuals who are high risk. Ability to educate individuals and families about food and nutritional needs. Ability to participate in education or in-service training programs through teaching classes. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software. Bilingual English and Spanish language is preferred.
For the most up-to-date information regarding which local WIC agencies are currently taking applications, job applicants should check the State of Florida job locator web site: Florida People First.
[posted Jun 6, 2018]
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