The Nutritionist will oversee and develop strategies for provision of high-risk counseling and breastfeeding education and support in the WIC setting.
• Develop care plans and provide services to high-risk clients at eight WIC sites.
• Implement and oversee nutrition education special projects for agency.
• Assist senior analyst with the Nutrition In Pregnancy data analysis and manuscript preparation for the CookShop Longitudinal Evaluation.
• Conduct data collection, data analysis, and reporting for scientific presentations and manuscripts.
• Correspond with physicians, state nutritionists, social workers and other health care providers in order to develop the appropriate care plan for high risk clients.
• Provide bilingual nutrition education and high risk counseling to Hispanic clients.
• Assist with the development and implementation of the program's nutrition services plan.
• Attend monthly agency meetings and quarterly state nutritionists and breastfeeding coordinators meetings.
• Oversees and implements local agency's special projects.
• Communicate on a continuing basis with Maryland State Breastfeeding Coordinator and Maryland State WIC Nutritionists.
Bachelor's degree in the field of Nutrition or other related food sciences. Two years of related experience.
• Must be a Registered Dietitian and must maintain registration status with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or be registration eligible.
• Licensed Dietitian Clinical experience in maternal and child health.
• Excellent time management and communication (verbal and written) skills.
• Experience working with multi-cultural and special needs populations.
• Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written).
• Ability to work independently.
• Must have clinic and office staff external contacts: e.g. clients, state and other Local Agency personnel; physicians and other healthcare providers; authorized WIC vendors.
Master's degree. Experience in a WIC clinic, nutrition education, public health and/or experience working for a food assistance program.