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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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WIC Nutritionist

FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt EEO Category: (50) Para-Prof
Class Code: 19310 Salary Grade: JH7
Approved: Last Revised: September 11, 2017


Under close supervision provide the delivery of health nutrition’s services for designated clinic

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. Assess income and nutritional needs to determine eligibility for WIC Program according to Federal, State, and Local policies and procedures
2. Deliver group and individual nutrition and breastfeeding education according to agency approved Nutrition Education Plan.
3. Perform participant income and health screenings which includes obtaining ID, residency, and health history, measuring height, weight and length of WIC client and plotting on growth grid, calculating income and BMI, performing finger stick and determining conditions of nutritional need.
4. Prescribe supplemental food package, assess need for breastfeeding pumps and supplies, and issues in accordance with Federal, State and Local policies and procedures. 
5. Screen immunization record to obtain immunization status.
6. Refer participants to appropriate community, health and human service resources as needed.
7. Issue and maintain inventory of returned formula, breast pumps and supplies, and educational material according to policy.
8. Participate in assigned health fairs, community events and projects and makes presentations to groups as assigned.
9. Prepare bulletin boards with nutrition messages according to agency approved Nutrition Education Plan.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of Federal, State, City, and local policies and regulations that pertain to WIC services.
• Knowledge of principles and practice of nutrition, breastfeeding physiology, anatomy, and counseling techniques.
• Knowledge of public health programs, social services and client needs.
• Skill in providing nutrition and breastfeeding education and excellent customer service and support.
• Skill in handling multiple tasks, organizing and prioritizing.
• Skill in using computers and related software applications.
• Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
• Ability to communicate information and ideas, effectively, clearly and concisely with others. 
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds; managers, co-workers, and members of the public and professional groups. 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Food and Nutrition.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

• Valid Class C Texas driver’s license.
• Completion of all required WIC modules during the probationary period.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.