The salary range for this position is $19.00 - $20.00 per hour depending upon qualifications and is non-negotiable.
The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 40,000 participants monthly.
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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It is a requirement that the candidate selected for this role be bilingual in English and Arabic. At the time of application, please upload a writing sample written in Arabic telling us why you would like to work for WIC.
This position is located in the El Cajon Office - 301 N. Magnolia Ave. #101 El Cajon, CA 92020.
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 individualized nutrition education 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 packages 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 voucher usage to new participants.
Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%
Participates in staff meetings, training and program planning as needed.
Knowledge and Abilities
1. Have one of the following credentials or verification statements:
a. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or related field.
b. Verification Statement: Completion of academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics or DPD) approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
c. Verification Statement: Verification of eligibility to take the RD exam.
d.Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition.
All credentials must include completion of the following coursework:
2. Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals, communities, and organizations.
3. Bilingual in English and Arabic.
Additional Applicant Information