(EAST HARTFORD) WIC Nutritionist, Town of East Hartford (FT)

Salary : $38,220.00 – $47,320.00 Annually
Location : Town of East Hartford, CT
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Human Resources
Job Number: 00006
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.

Agency
Town of East Hartford
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