ABOUT COMMUNITY PROGRESS COUNCIL:
Community Progress Council invites you to be part of its team of dedicated professionals who work to help low-income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Our workforce of 240 employees is mission-driven to provide client-centered, coordinated services by building trusting relationships with those in need.
Community Progress Council is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization to serve our community. CPC works to ensure all staff have the knowledge, values, and skills to empower clients and one another - respecting and welcoming each person's unique experiences and cultural differences.
As the community action Agency of York County, CPC offers services in more than 20 locations throughout the county. We provide our neighbors with opportunities in early childhood education, nutrition counseling, workforce development, housing and financial education and our Self-Sufficiency Program, all which support low-income individuals toward their goal of achieving financial stability.
SUMMARY: Serves WIC participants by determining eligibility of applicants, providing nutrition counseling/education, and making referral to other health and social services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Be committed to the vision and mission of Community Progress Council.
- Prepare nutrition care plans for high-risk participants and document high-risk contacts.
- Prescribe food packages for participants.
- Deliver and document nutrition education.
- Participate in meetings and continuing education programs as appropriate to assigned job duties.
- Assure local agency compliance with requirements for documenting medical/nutritional risk status and all nutrition education services provided in participant files.
- Promote and support breastfeeding among WIC participants.
- Collects and interprets anthropometric data such as height, weight, and head circumference.
- Collects blood specimens and performs blood testing for hemoglobin/hematocrits in compliance with quality control standards and universal precautions.
- Reviews immunization records and enters data into MIS system.
- Complies with Motor Voter Act per state policies.
- Travels to satellite clinics and performs nutritionist responsibilities.
- Packs/unpacks supplies for travel to and from satellite clinics.
- Schedules participant appointments.
- All other duties as assigned.
General Requirements & Skills
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The Nutritionist shall demonstrate the following job skills and knowledge:
- Knowledge of basic principles and practices of nutrition and dietetics, both normal and clinical.
- Ability to present educational information through the use of a variety of methods such as written leaflets, posters, flip chart exhibits, slides, lectures, or food demonstrations, etc.
- Ability to present ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing, using language appropriate to the intended audience.
- Knowledge of anthropometric measurement and techniques and the use and interpretation of growth charts and gain in weight grids.
- Knowledge of correct hematological testing procedures.
- Knowledge of correct procedures for determining medical/nutritional risk and ability to analyze nutritional problems of individuals.
- Ability to interpret public health nutrition policies, procedures, and techniques to individuals and community groups.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one year's experience is strongly recommended, or the individual may be supervised in the agency by the Nutrition Education Coordinator. One year of graduate work can replace the one year of experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: Be registered or eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: or have at least a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with emphasis on one of the following: food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, nutrition science, or equivalent.