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Community Nutrition Worker 32 hour week- Open Until Filled - Klamath Falls

Community Nutrition Worker 32 hour week- Open Until Filled - Klamath Falls


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SummaryProvides technical and staff support in nutritional program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients; provides direct services to WIC clients through nutrition assessments, eligibility determination, certification, education and counseling; assists in coordinating the activities of the WIC Program with other services provided by the Health Department through referrals. Must submit to and pass a background and financial check prior to offer of employment.Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned. 01 Determines WIC program eligibility in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and procedures.02 Obtains anthropometric and biochemical measurements; evaluates and explains results to clients.03 Reviews and assesses the diet and health histories of clients, identifies all relevant risk factors and refers high risk clients to WIC Dietician; develops plans for diet improvement; educates clients on various health and nutrition issues; makes referrals to other community resource agencies and monitors client progress; determines and assigns appropriate food packages.04 Utilizes participant centered education techniques when working with clients.05 Provides nutrition education to groups of clients; presents information on nutrition during pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy and early childhood, as well as a variety of nutrition topics such as picky eaters, encouraging childhood activity, menu planning, shopping, and healthy food preparation.06 Maintains client confidentiality and accuracy of electronic record.07 Assists in monitoring client census in relationship to program's targeted caseload. 08 Conducts ongoing quality assurance in laboratory procedures.09 Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice, while allowing participant personal choice.10 Distributes WIC breast pumps according to established guidelines.11 Provides excellent customer service in person and/or on the telephone.12 Completes all WIC training modules within six months of initial employment, and new training modules as required.13 Participates in quarterly time study.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceBachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations01 Graduation from a four year college or university in Health Education, Home Economics, Nursing, Psychology/Sociology or Social Work with courses in nutrition education is preferred, or comparable WIC certifier experience; thorough knowledge of current nutrition information; knowledge of parenting skills, childhood growth and development and maternal health care. Any combination of training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: College level training in nutrition/dietetics or community based experience in nutrition/dietetics.02 Current Oregon Driver LicenseWork ScheduleThe normal work schedule is 8.00 hours per day 4 days per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.DRUG POLICY Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing. SummaryProvides technical and staff support in nutritional program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients; provides direct services to WIC clients through nutrition assessments, eligibility determination, certification, education and counseling; assists in coordinating the activities of the WIC Program with other services provided by the Health Department through referrals. Must submit to and pass a background and financial check prior to offer of employment.Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned. 01 Determines WIC program eligibility in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and procedures.02 Obtains anthropometric and biochemical measurements; evaluates and explains results to clients.03 Reviews and assesses the diet and health histories of clients, identifies all relevant risk factors and refers high risk clients to WIC Dietician; develops plans for diet improvement; educates clients on various health and nutrition issues; makes referrals to other community resource agencies and monitors client progress; determines and assigns appropriate food packages.04 Utilizes participant centered education techniques when working with clients.05 Provides nutrition education to groups of clients; presents information on nutrition during pregnancy, breastfeeding, infancy and early childhood, as well as a variety of nutrition topics such as picky eaters, encouraging childhood activity, menu planning, shopping, and healthy food preparation.06 Maintains client confidentiality and accuracy of electronic record.07 Assists in monitoring client census in relationship to program's targeted caseload. 08 Conducts ongoing quality assurance in laboratory procedures.09 Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice, while allowing participant personal choice.10 Distributes WIC breast pumps according to established guidelines.11 Provides excellent customer service in person and/or on the telephone.12 Completes all WIC training modules within six months of initial employment, and new training modules as required.13 Participates in quarterly time study.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceBachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations01 Graduation from a four year college or university in Health Education, Home Economics, Nursing, Psychology/Sociology or Social Work with courses in nutrition education is preferred, or comparable WIC certifier experience; thorough knowledge of current nutrition information; knowledge of parenting skills, childhood growth and development and maternal health care. Any combination of training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: College level training in nutrition/dietetics or community based experience in nutrition/dietetics.02 Current Oregon Driver LicenseWork ScheduleThe normal work schedule is 8.00 hours per day 4 days per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.DRUG POLICY Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing.

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