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WIC Nutritionist

Southwestern Community Services

Our Vision Southwestern Community Services seeks to create and support a climate within the communities of southwestern New Hampshire wherein poverty is never accepted as a chronic or permanent condition of any person’s life.

Our Mission SCS strives to empower low-income people and families. With dignity and respect, SCS will provide direct assistance, reduce stressors, and advocate for such persons and families as they lift themselves toward self-sufficiency. In partnership and in close collaboration with local communities, SCS will provide leadership and support to develop resources, programs, and services to further aid this population.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Southwestern Community Services (SCS), one of New Hampshire’s five community action agencies, has served the needs of Cheshire and Sullivan County citizens since 1965. SCS is a tax-exempt non-profit organization whose vision is to create and support a climate where poverty is never accepted as a chronic or permanent condition of any person’s life. SCS works to maintain awareness of the needs of the people in our communities. We provide a comprehensive range of services and advocacy programs—from housing to nutrition to education and more. Our programs are designed to have a measurable impact on poverty by covering the needs of children, families, and the elderly.

Southwestern Community Services WIC Program is seeking a Nutritionist to join our team. This is a full time, hourly position, based in Keene, with travel to sites in Cheshire and Sullivan Counties. WIC services are currently being provided remotely.

The nutritionist administers nutrition services.  This includes responsibility for certification of participants and development and coordination of nutrition education activities.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or a related field.  Our program is participant centered and requires attention to detail, confidentiality, the ability to clearly convey messages and ideas.  The ability to work independently, yet still work as a team member is essential.  Experience in community nutrition or other health services involving women, infants and children is preferred.

SCS offers competitive salaries, ongoing training and development, and a variety of benefits including:  paid holidays, paid time off, health, dental, life, and short/long-term insurance.


The WIC Nutritionist provides nutrition education and assessment to all WIC participants. The WIC Nutritionist ensures availability and accessibility of WIC program benefits to current and prospective participant.  The WIC Nutritionist develops nutrition education and outreach materials for use by the WIC Program.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or Nutrition Sciences.
  • Eligibility for Registered Dietitian is preferred, or Registered Dietitian.
  • Experience in community nutrition or other health services involving women, infants and children.
  • Advanced study in nutrition science or public health coursework.
  • Must have valid driver's license, meet insurance requirements, have reliable transportation and be able to travel to all sites.
  • This job can be physically demanding and requires bending, lifting and twisting.
Responsibilities:
  • Determines participant eligibility for WIC program services in accordance with Agency, State and Federal guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Formulates and implements the nutrition care plans for individual participants of the WIC program utilizing Value Enhanced Nutrition Services, Getting to the Heart of the Matter framework and Participant Centered Education.
  • Provides nutrition counseling to pregnant, postpartum women, infants and children participating in the WIC program in accordance with Federal and State guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Completes and maintains required nutrition education documentation, referrals and other program data as required by the State contract in the StarLINC computer system.
  • Provides Required nutrition education contacts to high priority WIC participants according to state and frederal policies and procedures.
  • Completes intake procedures, anthropometrics and blood work in accordance with state and frederal program guidance and regulations.
  • Formulates and implements the nutrition care plans for individual participants of WIC.
  • Assists with the design, implementation and evaluation of the program nutrition objectives established annually for the state workplan.
  • Participates in the quality improvement activities including completing reviews on participant records and programmatic requirements to ensure compliance with state and frederal guidelines; makes effort to correct all quality improvement findings.
  • Refers participants to apppropiate health and social service resources as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state and agency policies and procedures and current nutrition developments and findings effecting women, and children.
  • Assist in other components of the Program as requested.
How to Apply:

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Sarah Burke, WIC Program Director

Southwestern Community Services

PO Box 603

Keene, NH  03431

 

Or email: sburke@scshelps.org

Job Location:

Keene

Date Added: September 8, 2021

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