WIC Degreed Nutritionist

American Red Cross

San Diego, CA

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Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

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Provides direct nutrition services to individual clients and small groups enrolled in the WIC Program. Certifies WIC participants; interprets WIC services to the community; functions in various positions as needed; complies with ARC WIC policies and procedures; and performs related duties as may be assigned.

WHAT WOULD GIVE YOU AN EDGE – Bilingual Spanish and WIC Customer Service experience


Provide nutrition education to WIC participants to assure quality service

  • Determine the medical/nutritional risk of applicants/participants by evaluating anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and other health-related data
  • Prescribe supplemental foods
  • Implement the Nutrition Education Plan and related curricula
  • Make decisions to disqualify participants
  • Coordinate and deliver individual and group nutrition education consistent with participant’s category, language, and nutrition intervention level in the program - both in-person and virtually
  • Communicate with participant's health care provider as needed for continuation of quality service
  • Provide counsel on nutritional and health-related problems in an empathetic manner, observing sound nutritional practices and participant confidentiality
  • Provide information about community resources to participants
  • Work in various office positions to support co-workers and participants
  • Accurately interpret WIC policies and procedures both formally and informally
  • Contact participants to re-schedule missed appointments
  • Meet required WIC breastfeeding competencies

Promote and interpret WIC services to the Community 90%

  • Participate in outreach activities as needed

Carry out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross and WIC 10%

  • Comply with all fiscal and operational requirements prescribed by the American Red Cross and the State WIC Branch, including those outlined in Red Cross employee handbook.
  • Contribute to agency’s caseload, breastfeeding promotion and support, and other department goals.
  • Implement changes as determined by audits in a positive and professional manner
  • Trained in Disaster Response in accordance with skill set

Pay Information: The hourly range for this position is (CA): $19.46/hr. - $20.72/hr.

Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role.

Education: Bachelor's degree required in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
Experience: Up to 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Management Experience: n/a
Skills & Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Collect and research data. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Manage difficult or emotional client situations. Respond to requests for service and assistance. Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Work with integrity and ethics. Maintain confidentiality. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to work on a team.

Travel: Travel may be required. A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small space and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

• Medical, Dental Vision plans

• Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

• PTO + Holidays

• 401K with 5% match

• Paid Family Leave

• Employee Assistance

• Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

• Service Awards and recognition

Apply now!  Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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