Program Manager WIC - 32 Hours Per Week

  • Full-time
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • posted November 24, 2020
Klamath County

Community Nutritionist

Salary Range:

$3,669 - $4,777

Starting Date:

TBD - Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Summary: This is a management position. This person serves as Program Manager/Nutritionist and staff supervisor for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplementation Nutrition Program. This position requires certification as a Registered Dietician through the American Dietetic Association and/or licensure in the State of Oregon as a Registered Dietician. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned. 01 Plans, implements and evaluates WIC program activities in cooperation with the Public Health Director. 02 Participates in coordination of the WIC Program with other County Health Department programs and services, including in-service education for staff, ensuring screening for immunizations with subsequent referral to immunization clinic, etc. 03 Plans, assigns, reviews and coordinates the work of all assigned WIC staff; trains staff; provides technical assistance; evaluates and monitors performance of WIC staff, responsible for quality assurance in the WIC Program. 04 Understands caseload management principles and strategies for maintaining WIC participant caseload at targeted levels. Ensures program outreach to potential participants is performed and documented. 05 Uses technology to monitor local agency operations; Uses TWIST for program data entry and retrieval; interprets TWIST reports; Completes Coordinator specific TWIST tasks. 06 Assures that quality nutrition education is offered to all WIC participants, utilizing participant centered services. 07 Ensures the annual nutrition education plan is completed. 08 Schedules clinic activities; both local and satellite. 09 Assures agency actively and effectively supports and promotes breastfeeding. 10 Completes annual local agency reviews state and local. 11 Ensures program provides excellent customer service to WIC participants and community partners. 12 Provides dietary counseling, specific to training and background in nutrition, to high risk women, infants and children. 13 Reviews and assesses the diet and health histories of clients and develops plans for diet improvement; educates clients on various health and nutrition issues; makes referrals to other community agencies and monitors client progress; maintains accurate records. 14 Performs health screening tests and measurements; such as, height, weight and blood sampling to measure hemoglobin level; evaluates and explains results to clients. 15 Orders and maintains adequate inventory of office supplies, clinical supplies, forms, educational materials, and other materials. 16 May, on occasion, be required to use personal vehicle for business activity (i.e. trainings, meetings, home visits, etc). In such cases, the employee shall be entitled to reimbursement at the County's current mileage rates. Physical Demands: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (Kids) Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages total of five employees in the Public Health department. Work Schedule: The normal work schedule is 32 hours per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standards of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. "The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency." Union employee's working a non-traditional work schedule will be compensated according to contract. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency. Drug Policy: Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing. Background: Must pass a criminal background check in order to be eligible for employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience: Graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree in foods/nutrition or other health science which would qualify applicant for becoming a registered dietician; substantial knowledge of theory and practices of nutrition education.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

01 Valid Driver's License
02 Certification as a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
and/or 03 Licensed in the State of Oregon as a Registered Dietitian.

Desired Qualifications:

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Other Skills and Abilities: Multitasking is essential and excellent computer skills required. Good customer service Experience with multi-line phone system


Complete application, including cover letter and resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted by the department if selected to move forward with interview process.

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