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 supervision of the Regional Manager, the WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) is responsible for serving WIC applicants and participants for certification and providing basic nutrition nutritional counseling and care plans to medium to low-risk participants. This position may travel to other WIC Offices in the San Diego region as needed.
The WIC Nutrition Assistant is responsible for but not limited to:
Nutrition Care and Counseling 90%
Provides general information about WIC services; conducts nutrition screening for potential clients and determines program eligibility; counsels and refers participants as needed. Responsible for providing general nutrition education services to low risk participants and facilitates group and individual education sessions; provides breastfeeding support. Obtains nutrition and diet histories of low risk participants and develops nutrition care plans; refers high risk participants to the Registered Dietitian. Provides orientation information regarding voucher usage to new participants; distributes WIC food instruments.
Clerical & Participant Support 5%
Documents pertinent information in ISIS System, processes and maintains program records, files and documentation; schedules and coordinates appointments and provides general customer service to participants.
Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%
Participates in staff meetings, training and program planning as needed
Knowledge and Abilities
Preferred Education and Special Skills
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a fingerprint clearance
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer