WIC Nutritionist

Madison County Public Health

Division:  Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 
Programs:  WIC 
Appointment Status:  Full Time 
Hours & Benefits:  40 Hours Per Week, Eligible for Full Benefits 
Civil Service & FLSA Status:  Classified, Non-Exempt 
Date Posted:  April 21, 2021 
Expires:  Open Until Filled 


The WIC Nutritionist works in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.  This position determines WIC eligibility, completes WIC certifications and provides nutrition education to WIC program participants and the community.   


The WIC Nutritionist determines WIC eligibility, completes WIC certifications and provides nutrition education to WIC program participants and the community.  Job duties include but are not limited to: collect and assess WIC participant anthropometric measurements, blood data and health histories to determine WIC eligibility, provide appropriate nutrition and breastfeeding counseling that is responsive to the identified needs/interests of each participant, prescribe food packages appropriate for the needs of the participant and accordance with state policy, function as part of the WIC breastfeeding support team, and plan secondary nutrition education activities. Attends outreach events in the community and perform certification requirements at outreach events. 


This job requires a 1) associate’s degree or higher in dietetics, and 2) Registered Dietitian (RD) certification and Licensed Dietitian (LD) certification or Diet Technician Registered (DTR) certification by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). If you are currently working on a RD/LD or DTR by the Commission of Dietetic Registration it must be completed by the end of the 6 month probationary period. 


This job requires proficiency of computers skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Reader, e-mail, electronic calendar, social media (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) and internet research; ability to compile, consolidate and summarize information; English grammar, spelling, written format and punctuation; effective verbal and written communication skills; knowledge and use of participant centered counseling; experience with underserved and low-income populations; ability to work independently and as part of a team both in a dependable manner; knowledge of community resources; be able to effusively deal with stress; ability to learn and use a web-based reporting program for completing on-line reports;  establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agency and organization representatives; perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds and develop and deliver informative and persuasive presentations, counseling, and brief interventions. The job requires recordkeeping and reporting procedures; principles and practices of grant management and grant seeking; collection of data/research and analysis of statistics, design, implementation and evaluation of health-related programs.  This job requires the ability to meet multiple deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and adhere to confidentiality requirements.  This job requires working some evenings and weekends. 


The demands and conditions described here are representative of those the employee must meet to perform the essential functions of the job. 


Madison County Public Health (MCPH) protects and promotes the health of citizens and the environment through the efforts of dedicated and skilled employees and application of sound public health principles. Our role is to identify community health problems; diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community; and enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.  MCPH offers a relaxed, positive, and friendly work environment.  During Public Health emergencies, remote working may be an option.  The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and completed application to: 

Lauren Robinson, MFN, RDN, LD, IBCLC 
Director of Maternal and Child Health    (subject: WIC Nutritionist) 

Madison County Public Health 
PO Box 467 
London, OH 43140 

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. 

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