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Missoula County WIC Nutrition Specialist in Missoula, Montana

WIC Nutrition SpecialistSalary$24.11 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Part-time, less than 40 hours/weekJob Number2024-00415DepartmentMissoula Public Health- Health ServicesOpening Date04/30/2024Closing DateOpen Until FilledBargaining UnitMFPE - Local 8512Work SiteMissoula County Health DepartmentScheduling/Hours of WorkPart time 20 hours per weekDefinitionThis is a part-time 20 hours per week opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The base rate of pay for this position is $24.11 per hour. The Health Department is seeking a WIC NUTRITION SPECIALIST to join their team. This position performs professional duties in evaluating nutritional status and delivering nutrition education to clients of the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program of the Nutrition Services Division of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Details: We are accepting complete application submissions until 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date.To Apply:•Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.•Please include with your completed application the following attachments: College transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resume, and letter of interest.•Incomplete applications will be disqualified.•Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkParticipates in the planning and delivery of the assessment and educational components of a public health nutrition program for low income, pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children. Determines participant nutritional eligibility and completes the nutrition assessment during certifications and mid-certification appointments. Interviews participants and documents responses to nutrition and health questions. Develops and documents participant care plans. Conducts, reviews, and discusses results of anthropometric and bloodwork measurements. Assigns and tailors food prescriptions, including approval of non-standard contract or medical formulas. Provides referrals for services based on assessment or otherwise identified. Provides up to date, relevant nutrition and breastfeeding education based on assessment of identified health risks and client interest. Promotes and supports breastfeeding. Prepares, organizes and uses nutrition education materials appropriate to the program clientele. May develop and teach classes covering a wide variety of nutrition topics. May serve as Training Coordinator; Breastfeeding Coordinator; Local Agency Retail Coordinator; and/or Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Coordinator as required by program policy. OTHER DUTIES: Collaborates in the development of and contributes to individual, team, and departmental quality improvement, performance management, and evaluation activities. Participates in quality improvement projects and strategic work plans. May work within the incident command structure during emergencies. Promotes a work environment where continuous quality improvement in professional practice is pursued. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education and participating in professional committees and work groups. Develops and uses printed materials effectively. May perform general program administrative activities including report writing, bookkeeping and data collection. Performs related duties as required or directed.Minimum Qualifications•Requires a Bachelor's degree. Degrees best suited for this position include Nutrition, Health and Human Development, Community Health, Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion, and Health Education.•Requires successful completion of six or more semester credit hours in food and nutrition appropriate for the WIC population, and an Anatomy/Physiology series of coursework, or the ability to compete courses within 6 months of hire.•Requires two years of experience delivering nutrition education services.•SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires a valid driver’s license. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases, and a TB test. Physical/Environmental DemandsWorks primarily in an office type setting. Work is performed in a high activity and often noisy work environment. Requires some evening and weekend work; requires the ability to travel to frequent in-town and occasional out-of-town events; requires occasional lifting, up to 25# (ex: audio visual equipment, written materials.) May risk recurring exposure to communicable diseases.Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Website