The UAW Local 889 (Specialized Offices) bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 am. This position has some Saturday clinic hours (voluntary overtime) and one evening per month (10:30 am to 7:00 pm).
F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-exempt
APPOINTING AUTHORITY: Health Officer
**Per Labor Agreement and/or Board Policy, this position is subject to six (6) days without pay (furlough) for the calendar year 2013.**
Under direction, plans and coordinates the nutrition component of the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC); provides skilled nutrition counseling services; acts as a nutrition resource person to community agencies and the public; performs related duties as assigned.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and evaluates the nutrition component of the WIC program.
Develops and implements nutritional plan of care based upon nutritional assessment and available resources.
Participates in the development of Program proposals for funding.
Teaches, consults and acts as a nutrition resource person to individuals, families, community groups and health care professionals.
Documents appropriate data, activities and outcomes and maintains related records.
Provides direct nutrition counseling services to clients.
Refers clients to health and social services within the community.
Compiles and maintains Program data and prepares statistical reports as assigned.
Serves as a team leader; directs the work of professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff on the team.
Resolves client complaints and make decisions regarding client services.
Lifts, moves and carries equipment and supplies that weigh up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Operates an automobile while performing assigned job duties.
Comply with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State's Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.
Participates on selected agency committees.
Assists with the orientation of staff.
Provides direct outreach services at community site locations as needed.
The statements contained in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.
Education, Training and Experience:
A Bachelor Degree with a major in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Current registration with American Dietetic Association is preferred.
Previous experience as a Dietitian or Nutritionist is preferred.
Previous public health experience is preferred.
Successful completion of the probationary period for the position of WIC Dietitian.
Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Experience in speaking and understanding a language other than English, including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, or a Central European Slavic language (e.g. Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian) is preferred.
Knowledge of dietary and nutrition principles and practices.
Organizational ability and initiative.
Ability to direct and organize the work of others.
Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make presentations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other professionals and the public.
Ability to adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected situations.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel.
Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
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