SDSU Research Foundation

WIC Degreed Nutritionist

Req No.
2022-13934
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Type
Full-Time Contract
Salary
18.00-20.00/hour
Dept/Proj Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Overview

The SDSU Research Foundation Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 26,000 participants monthly. The WIC program is a safety net program that aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care for residents of San Diego County.

 

Under the direction of the Registered Dietitian, the Degreed Nutritionist determines eligibility, provides nutrition education classes and counseling services for program participants.   

 

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Responsibilities

The Degreed Nutritionist is responsible for but not limited to:

 

Nutrition Counseling and Education 95%

Determines WIC program eligibility and provides direct client services to those in need of higher level of nutritional intervention.  Creates and develops care plans for participants and provides counseling on nutritional needs for all levels of pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children; prescribes and issues appropriate WIC food benefits to participants; provides counseling and support to breast-feeding mothers.  Provides nutrition education to WIC participants including those at high nutritional risk in a group or individual setting; provides orientation information regarding benefit usage to new participants. 

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%

Qualifications

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or Dietetics or related field to include the following coursework:
  1. Basic Human Nutrition or Life Cycle Nutrition
  2. Maternal, Child, Infant or Pediatric Nutrition
  3. Diet Therapy or Clinical Nutrition
  4. Community Nutrition
  5. Food Selection/Preparation
  6. Psychology or Comparable Course
  • Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals, communities and organizations

Preferred Qualifications and Special Skills

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish –or- Bilingual in English and Arabic depending on location
  • Certification as a WNA (WIC Nutrition Assistant)

ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:

  • Candidate must reside in California and able to report to worksite when needed.
  • This position is located in the Vista Office - 1031 South Santa Fe Avenue Suites G&H Vista, California 92028
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment.   Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status.  Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation/WIC
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer 

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