Job: Nutrition Educator

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Nutrition Educator

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FL Dept of Health in St Lucie County - WIC
Port St Lucie, Florida 34983

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Job Description and Requirements


Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34983

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Requisition No: 54005

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64068743

Position Number: 64068743

Salary: $1250.00 Bi-Weekly

Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2019

Minimum Qualifications
Valid FL drivers license or FL State Id (if out of state you must obtain within 30 days of hire)
Bachelor degree in Nutrition or Dietetics
Experience working in the WIC Program
Nutrition or nutrition student internship experience
Computer skills and writing/speaking skills
Nutrition counseling skills and ability

Work in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum women, infants and children under age 5 years. Professional Nutrition Educator assessing and evaluating nutritional status, writing nutrition care plans, providing nutrition counseling and education; certifying clients for the WIC program, developing nutrition education materials and/or classes and offering breastfeeding support to clients. Computer skills, productivity in clinic flow, provision of excellent customer service, team player and positive interpersonal relationships.

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. Applicants selected to participate in the skills verification and/or interview process will be contacted by telephone, so please make sure your contact information on the People First Staffing System is current and accurate.

Requisitions may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides excellent customer service to clients displaying courtesy and respect while expediting their visit to reduce wait time.
Certify clients for participation in the WIC program in accordance with policies of the state WIC program and regulations stated in DHM 150-24. Provides nutrition education in a group or individual counseling in the areas of infant, childhood, prenatal, and post-natal including breastfeeding, nutrition and physical activity to promote development and maintenance of good nutrition and lifestyle habits. Develop, monitor, evaluate, and revise nutrition education plans for individual low risk and high risk WIC program clients not at medical nutritional risk. Refer medical nutrition high risk clients to the appropriate Licensed Dietitian for counseling. Documents in FL-Wise electronic client records by end of business day. In rare emergencies, a late entry note must follow local and state protocol. Documents in FL- Wise data system; monitor accuracy of growth grids; distribute special formula to clients based on a valid medical condition and prescribed by a Physician/ARNP/Physician Assistant prescription. Follow policies and procedures for collection, entry, and management of data.
Performs duties utilizing a teamwork approach to assure program objectives are coordinated with other staff to achieve desired results. Cultivates positive work relationships with co-workers and communicates key information to supervisor and co-workers for efficient operations.
Maintains client confidentiality and security in accordance DOHP50-10-10 Information Security & Privacy Policy Confidential Information.
Assist in other areas of the office to assure client services are provided efficiently. Select, develop, and evaluate client educational material. Participates in the development, planning and carrying out of objectives/activities in the Bi-ennial Nutrition Program Plan. Coordinate nutrition education services for assigned clients and makes referrals for appropriate services. May assist with oversight of WIC office supervision as needed.
Participates in health fairs and WIC outreach activities. Completes nutrition in-services for staff and the community. Accurately completes all forms such as EARs in HMS, People First leave and attendance records, mileage, etc., by the required deadlines. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and other professional and staff developmental activities.
Performs related work as required.

-If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance. For position questions please call 772-873-4939.

-This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

-Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

-If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

-The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

-Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Employment Type

Full Time


Carolyn Roscoe
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