Assesses the WIC eligibility of women, infants, and children, based on the evaluation of income, health history, and assessment of weight, height, diet recall, and hemoglobin. Certifiers provide basic nutritional counseling and referrals to other community agencies, issue vouchers, and explain the procedure for using vouchers. The WIC Certifier must maintain caseload and production levels as specified at each site.
For those also carrying the breastfeeding peer educator duties: A para-professional support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding women and refers clients to professional staff when needed for breastfeeding complications. Promotes breastfeeding in the community and provides breastfeeding in-services to WIC staff.
Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Experience: For WIC Certifier: Nutrition training or experience, experience working with children and infants, experience working with computers is essential and reception experience helpful. For BFP: Has previously breastfed at least one baby for a duration 4 to 6 months (doesn’t have to be currently breastfeeding) as per federal and state contract requirements. Experience with the public or teaching a plus.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Washington or Oregon State driver’s license and proof of liability insurance coverage.
For WIC Certifier: Health care assistance license within 150 days of employment; must be applied for within 10 days of employment. (WA sites only) and WIC certification preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Bilingual English/Spanish (BFP and most WIC positions) or English/appropriate foreign language required based on demographics of the site. Demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 9 on the ALTA language proficiency scale. The Program Director may designate some slots at various sites as non-bilingual WIC certifier positions. Able to effectively communicate in individual and group settings. Writes concise and clear communication in English. Possesses excellent telephone skills. Must be able to work around infants and children, use basic math skills, and alphabetize lists of names. Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding, and has a desire to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience. Has strong time management skills, is flexible and able to work in a team environment. Ability to work independently with general guidance.
The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is the largest community health center in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care and offering them affordable health care options. YVFWC provides comprehensive medical, dental and social services in 15 Pacific Northwest communities. Our medical and dental services are complemented by behavioral health services, nutrition services, drug and alcohol treatment, an HIV/AIDS clinic, community health services, the Northwest Community Action Center (which provides employment, training, mentoring and other case management and referral services), and a mobile medical and dental unit.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
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