Nutrition Technician

Maryland, United States
26 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to perform eligibility determination including health and nutrition screening of participants and applicants of the WIC (women, infants, and children) program. To interview participants and applicants to determine eligibility based on income, residency, and medical/nutritional criteria.  To provide nutrition education, breastfeeding and preventive health education and referral services to participants.   

  Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial certification and recertification
  • Provide primary and secondary nutrition education
  • Provide high risk counseling and create high risk care plans
  • Collect anthropometric and hematological data
  • Accurately collect and enter height/lengths, weights, and hemoglobin data into computer
  • Provide group or individual nutrition education counseling
  • Accurately obtains/documents proof of residence, identify, proof of pregnancy and calculates and documents proof of income
  • Follow established federal and state guidelines for prescribing infant formulas, other special dietary formulas, and appropriate food packages consistent with guidelines and the applicant’s dietary/health requirements and preference
  • Follow state and local agency guidelines for providing referrals
  • Explains appropriate food packages and how to use eWIC card to each participant
  • Explains the rights and responsibilities of a WIC participant to each participant 

Minimum Qualifications

AA, BS, or BA in Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Public Health or related sciences, or ADA Approved Dietetic Technician Program License.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior WIC experience a plus; demonstrated prior experience in working with diverse population. 

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated experience in working effectively with low income, multi-cultural populations and the public. Able to work with low-income population; knowledge of maternal/preschool nutrition; able to travel. Self-motivated; well organized; must be flexible; must have previous experience in customer service.

Basic knowledge of nutrition. Self-motivated; well-organized. Able to generally work independently; excellent time management, communication (verbal and written) skills. Experience working with multi-cultural and low-income population.

Excellent time management; communication (verbal and written) skills; must be flexible; able to travel to various locations if needed; perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, senior management staff or program coordinator.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.10 - $22.12/ commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week  
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10003595-PFRH WIC Project 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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