We're hiring to fill multiple vacancies for WIC Nutritionists. These positions are part of the Hennepin County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. In these roles, you will help eligible families in Hennepin County by providing nutrition education, supplemental foods, and referrals to other appropriate community services. WIC Nutritionists assist in coordinating these services at numerous WIC service sites across the county.
Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!
In these positions, you will:
Work at various WIC service sites to collect and analyze the following intake data necessary for certification and WIC eligibility: medical history, dietary assessment, and anthropometric and hematological data.
Provide nutrition education and counseling to WIC participants at the appropriate learning level; develop high-risk care plans for at-risk WIC participants.
Refer participants to community services such as medical and social agencies that can further assist them with additional resources.
Issue WIC benefits for supplemental foods and schedule appointments for participants on a computerized-scheduling system.
Explain procedures for redeeming WIC benefits and other WIC regulations necessary for new participants to understand; distribute the written information new participants will need after becoming certified.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Associate degree or higher in nutrition, dietetics, or a closely related field.
Designation as a WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Locally Trained Competent Professional Authority (CPA).
Access to reliable transportation to travel to WIC service sites within Hennepin County.
Nice to have:
Working for a WIC program.
Determining nutritional needs and making dietary recommendations for clients/customers.
Working in community health and/or public health nutrition programs.
Providing nutrition information to women and children in a community agency, health care clinic, hospital, or hospital outpatient clinic.
Ability to work effectively and communicate with individuals from a variety of cultural and lifestyle backgrounds in a respectful and non-judgmental manner.
Working knowledge of nutrients and nutritional needs for infants, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Computer skills to access and input WIC data.
Candidates with fluency in another language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.