Nutrition Counselor II

Midcoast Maine Community Actions

Posted: Monday, November 27, 2023

Salary: $18 - $20 per hour

Contact:

Susan Collins

Email: mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org

Phone: 207-442-7963


Responsibilities: The person is in this position is responsible for determining eligibility and nutrition risk priority of WIC applicants, conducting dietary assessments and physiological measurements, and providing orientation to WIC participants. Primary job duties include providing counseling and education on proper nutrition and good health, with special emphasis on nutritional needs of pregnant, postpartum, and breast-feeding women and infants and children less than 5 years of age. Will also oversee and conduct regular educational outreach efforts including offsite evening clinics. Other duties including making referrals on immunizations, prenatal care, smoking, drug and alcohol cessation, and health checkups; documenting and maintaining data on client orientation, participation, and satisfaction with the program; and maintaining clinic equipment and supplies, such as measuring devices, diapers and infant formula.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences, community or public health nutrition, or a health-related field
  • 2 years of experience in a similar position.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and an associate's degree in nutritional sciences or similar field will be considered. Registered Dietetic Technician preferred.
  • One year of experience providing breast-feeding counseling to new mothers and nutrition counseling to parents and children 0-5 years of age preferred.
  • Must have 7 hours of continuing education on lactation within the past 2 years or be willing to obtain within 3 months of hire.

Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers and related word processing, spreadsheet and database software, maintain accurate electronic records, and generate reports
  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of all client and agency information
  • Ability to sit for long periods and work in a variety of busy clinic environments; able to life 20 pounds and set up clinics at outreach sites
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, adequate automobile insurance per state standards, and access to reliable transportation; compliance with MMCA policies pertaining to safe vehicle operation required.
  • Prior to starting employment, must be able to pass fingerprinted criminal background, child protective services, sex offender registry, and motor vehicle record checks, as required by state and federal childcare licensing regulations, that indicate no previous record of involvement with child abuse or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal or motor vehicle record that would preclude working with children.

To apply please forward cover letter, resume with complete work history and contact information for 3 professional references to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.