The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Nutritionist - WIC Program

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 10:55 AM)
  • Overview

    The Nutritionist will provide individual nutrition counseling, facilitate group education, and serve as site coordinator at satellite sites as needed.


    Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.


    Primary Job Responsibilities:


    • The Nutritionist will serve as site coordinators at satellite sites as needed
    • Provide individual nutrition counseling and facilitate group education.
    • Attend DHSS meetings as requested and required.      
    • Nutritionists will attend training to keep up to date with health, nutrition, breastfeeding and WIC topics.
    • Represents the WIC program at health fairs and outreach events, meetings, etc., as needed
    • Serves as a breastfeeding advocate and refers clients to WIC breastfeeding staff
    • Prescribes the authorized supplemental foods based on nutrition needs and participant preferences
    • Provides nutrition education responsive to the identified needs and interests of participants
    • Documents an assessment and plan of care for all WIC participants
    • Makes appropriate referrals
    • Documents in WIC ACCESS, the nutrition risk, nutrition education contacts, assigned food packages and appropriate referral


    Education Requirement: Qualified applicants must be one of the following:

    • Nutritionist (M.P.H., or M.S. in Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Dietetics, Nutritional Science, or Home Economics with emphasis in Nutrition)
    • Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in an approved Program in Dietetics with a DPD Verification Statement or Plan IV or V.
    • Registered Dietitian (or eligible for registration, with completion of the Dietetic Internship)
    • Physician
    • Registered Nurse


    Work Experience Requirement:

    A minimum of one year experience in counseling for the pregnant and postpartum woman, and newborn through early childhood preferred.   Experience leading group nutrition education classes required. 


    Other Requirements:

    • Reliable transportation needed, as travel throughout Mercer County is required
    • Flexible hours and varied work schedule needed to accommodate evening and weekend program needs. 
    • Bilingual English and Spanish a plus
    • Computer Literacy


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