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NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64006440

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL, US, 32433

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Requisition No: 318281 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: NUTRITION EDUCATOR - 64006440

Position Number: 64006440 

Salary:  $30,000.00 - $33,901.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2021 

This is a professional position in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and reports directly to the WIC Director.  This position supports that of the licensed Nutrition staff within the program.  Primary duties are to provide nutrition assessment including the gathering of anthropometric and hematological data,  and provide nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to clients; assistance and guidance to the clerical and technical support staff of the WIC program and other providers involved in the care and on the provision of services to WIC clients.  The incumbent will assist in the development of Walton County WIC nutrition education materials for client distribution.  Duties may be performed at the main clinic site or any of the WIC satellite clinics. The person in this position must demonstrate good communication skills, professional ability and a high degree of expertise in the educational and training processes. Will be tasked to support and promote excellent customer service. Compliance with all standards associated with this position is required, along with adherence to security, integrity, and confidentiality regulations, policies and procedures related to information under the direct control of this position.  The incumbent in this position is responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of data sets under his/her control. 

Certifies participants for WIC in accordance with federal requirements and Florida Department of Health WIC policies and guidelines.  Accurately determines a nutritional/health risk for certification through individual nutrition assessments and evaluations of health data obtained.  Provides appropriate WIC food packages to clients based on individually assessed information and current rules in place.    Documents all utilizing the SOAP method of Problem Oriented Recording in Florida WISE.  Provides professional nutrition counseling and follow up to clients in accordance with established care plan, nutrition education and breastfeeding promotion requirements in DHM 150-24.  This position will develop, monitor and evaluate nutrition care plans for any individual client except those deemed medically high risk.         

Responsible to work in a laboratory to obtain anthropometric and hematological data. Performs and records accurate measurements (heights/lengths and weights) as needed for certification or follow-up.  Uses CDC approved equipment correctly. Will obtain hemoglobin’s as needed. Check client’s immunization status in FL Shots and accurately inputs client information into the FL WiSE system. Provides nutrition assessment and appropriate nutrition counseling to high risk clients as well as low risk clients.  Participates in VENA (Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment) principles that include critical thinking, open-ended questions, readiness for change and client centered goal setting.

Provides breastfeeding support, equipment, and information.  Promotes breastfeeding as the normal and preferred method of infant feeding in WIC clinics, support groups and breastfeeding classes. Provides basic breastfeeding information and assists in teaching clients the use of breastfeeding equipment, i.e. electric and manual pumps.

Completes all required reports, documentation requirements and assignments correctly within adequate time frames.  Functions as a team leader for other positions in the absence of supervisors.  Will be cross trained and will be expected to foster teamwork and assist staff when clinic staffing is short.  Attends meetings and participates in Walton CHD committees as needed.  Performs other duties as required.   

 

NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. 

  

“Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.”

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Panama City