WIC CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST
Cameron County Harlingen, TX
- Expired: November 09, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
WIC CERTIFICATION SPECIALISTSALARY: $ 21,853.00 per yearPurpose of ClassificationUnder the supervision of CA/Clinic Supervisor, WCS II/Clinic Supervisor or designee. Performs clerical work in administrative support of assigned clinic. Duties include providing nutrition assessments and counseling; entering data into automated systems, verifying data and processing transactions.
Positions in this class perform routine analysis and identify needed corrective actions to resolve discrepancies; answer questions; and maintain documents and records.Essential FunctionsThe following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Employee will accurately document all time worked. Report directly to WIC Clinic Supervisor or designee. SMILE, greet clients, answer phones, and...
explain procedures. Adhere to Cameron County, Department of State Health Services (State) and Cameron County Public Health WIC Program (Local) policies and procedures. Screen income and residency to assess eligibility for applicants using WIC policies and procedures.
Maintain knowledge of Department of State Health Services and WIC immunization policies and procedures. Must be able to screen/review immunization records to determine immunization status. Request and document a dietary intake when necessary.
Obtain and document weight and measurement (height/length), following state policy and procedures. Perform hemoglobin testing procedures to obtain hemoglobin values. Refer clients to appropriate agencies/programs to benefit the participant.
Conduct basic group nutrition education classes for women, infants and children. Follow Client Centered Nutrition Education (CCNE) ethics while conducting classes. Input data, schedule appointments, and issue benefits using current TXIN computer system.
Participate in nutrition and breastfeeding education trainings to keep abreast current advances. Support and promote breastfeeding activities. Knowledge on manual, single-user, and multi-user pumps and their assembly, use & cleaning.
Perform participant home visits as specified by Clinic Supervisor. Must travel and work in other clinic sites as deemed necessary. Provide WIC services in a professional and courteous manner as well as establish rapport within organization and general public.
Must comply with current Department of State Health Services Immunization Guidelines and maintain current immunization record. Have no vested financial interest in WIC.Additional FunctionsPerforms other related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year of experience performing nutrition counseling and/or patient care work in a clinical setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Employees shall have a minimum three (3) months working experience in a WIC Clinic before beginning the WCS training.
Upon approval by the WIC State office, WCS I employee shall complete the training course, including passing the WCS written and competency based exams, within nine (9) months. Upon successful completion of the WCS training course, employee will receive a state awarded certificate of completion and employee will be converted to a certified WIC Certification Specialist.ADA ComplianceKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Complies with WIC Policy No.: CS: 16.0. The individual must have the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
Basic knowledge of medical terminology for maternal and pediatric health preferred. Basic nutrition knowledge preferredSpecial Requirements: Must have a valid Texas Driver's License, comply with State of Texas Driving Laws, and maintain an acceptable driving record. Must have reliable transportation.
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