- POSITION DEFINITION
- This position is a thirty–five (35) hour work week. Salary is commensurate to experience and training. The working hours include 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and must be available to work one (1) Saturday per month (4 hours).
This posting will remain open until sufficient applications have been received.
- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Responsible for providing direct nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, education breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to WIC participants.
- As a competent Professional Authority (CPA) on the staff of the local program, conducts a complete WIC nutrition assessment, determines and documents nutritional risk of WIC participants.
- Is responsible for appropriate food package assignment and tailoring of WIC participants.
- Assures proper certification of eligible applicants.
- Assists with the implementation of the nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support component of the local agency plan.
- Assists with meeting State and local objectives.
- Provides nutrition education, counseling and breastfeeding support appropriate to the WIC participant
- As a Competent Professional Authority (CPA) on the staff of the local program, conducts a complete WIC nutrition assessment, determines and documents nutritional risk of WIC participants as appropriate develops and follow-up on care plans for high-risk participants.
- Is responsible for the appropriate assignment and tailoring of WIC food packages for participants;
- Other duties as assigned.
- JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND LICENSING
- A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body with a major in foods and nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, or nutritional sciences. Preferably has credentials of a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or eligibility with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration; if applicable, has State license or certified as a nutritionist/dietitian OR
A Master’s degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, home economics with a major in foods and nutrition.
Persons with a Master’s degree in nutrition who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition must have successfully completed the equivalent subject matter at the graduate level to compensate for any courses not completed at the undergraduate level.
- Town of East Hartford
740 Main St.
East Hartford, Connecticut, 06108