Dept of Health - New Kent, VA

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The Chickahominy Health District's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their team. The ideal applicant must be skilled in interviewing and documentation using medical terminology as required. This position provides assessment of biochemical values, dietary needs and growth or maternal weight patterns for pregnant women, infants and children. Provides high-risk nutrition education and develops nutritional care plans for clients. Facilitates nutrition education classes and makes referrals to a variety of community programs. May perform other related administrative tasks. Serves as backup to the WIC supervisor as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in dietetics, nutrition, or a related field or equivalent knowledge, skills and direct experience. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the basic principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy and knowledge of the interviewing/counseling process concentrating in maternal and child issues. Experience in preparing education materials and presenting classes is required. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse team; effectively communicate both orally and in writing with staff and clients. Computer proficiency required.

Preferred Qualifications
Direct experience in public health nutrition or WIC experience preferred. A strong, demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of the customers is highly desired. Candidates that are bilingual will be given strong consideration, preferably Spanish/English.

Special Requirements
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history background investigation. Travel within the district is required.

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