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WIC Degreed Nutritionist

Company: American Red Cross
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home.By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?**** As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment **** Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!Job Description:SummaryProvides direct nutrition services to individual clients and small groups enrolled in the WIC Program. Certifies WIC participants; interprets WIC services to the community; functions in various positions as needed; complies with ARC WIC policies and procedures; and performs related duties as may be assigned.Job DescriptionProvide nutrition education to WIC participants to assure quality service

  • Determine the medical/nutritional risk of applicants/participants by evaluating anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and other health-related data
  • Prescribe supplemental foods
  • Implement the Nutrition Education Plan and related curricula
  • Make decisions to disqualify participants
  • Coordinate and deliver individual and group nutrition education consistent with participant's category, language, and nutrition intervention level in the program - both in-person and virtually
  • Communicate with participant's health care provider as needed for continuation of quality service
  • Provide counsel on nutritional and health-related problems in an empathetic manner, observing sound nutritional practices and participant confidentiality
  • Provide information about community resources to participants
  • Work in various office positions to support co-workers and participants
  • Accurately interpret WIC policies and procedures both formally and informally
  • Contact participants to re-schedule missed appointments
  • Meet required WIC breastfeeding competenciesPromote and interpret WIC services to the Community
    • Participate in outreach activities as neededCarry out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross and WIC
      • Comply with all fiscal and operational requirements prescribed by the American Red Cross and the State WIC Branch, including those outlined in Red Cross employee handbook.
      • Contribute to agency's caseload, breastfeeding promotion and support, and other department goals.
      • Implement changes as determined by audits in a positive and professional manner
      • Trained in Disaster Response in accordance with skill setQualificationsEducation: Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or other Nutrition related field.Experience:
        • Knowledge of the WIC program and maternal child health preferred.
        • Must have experience working with the public.
        • Must have the ability to work well in a fast paced environment and to work with a multi-cultural staff and participant population.Skills and Abilities:
          • Excellent verbal/written communication skills required.
          • Confident using Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Teams, Excel and Word.
          • Able to create a professional videoconferencing presence and to communicate clearly in-person and by phone.
          • Able to teach groups of people about various topics.
          • Must be Bilingual (English and Spanish).Other: The employee must be able to perform the following tasks, among others: Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; and addressing the diversity of our work force in actions, words and deeds.Travel: May require some travel.Compensation:The hourly pay range for this position is (CA): $16.00/hr. - $18.67/hr. Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role.Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

            Interested in Volunteering?Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.Visit to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights

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