WIC CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST
Cameron County Harlingen, TX
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
WIC CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST
SALARY: $ 21,853.00 per year
LOCATION: Harlingen WIC Clinic
Purpose of Classification
Under 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.
The 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.
Performs other related duties as required.
High 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.
Knowledge, 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 preferred
Special 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. Employees of Cameron County may be required to work during any natural disaster or emergency. Criminal background check is required for employment or continued employment
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
SECTION III-JOB DIMENSIONS
EXTERNAL CONTACTS: Occasional contact with other health, social and educational care agencies and outside organizations. Frequent contact with clinic clientele. Communication is via telephone, written communication and face to face.
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Utilizes tact when dealing with County employees, health, social and educational care providers, and clientele regarding operations issues. Constant contact with County Personnel. Communicating is primarily face-to-face, via telephone and through written communication.
Comply with Cameron County, Cameron County Public Health, and Department of State Health Services rules/regulations and display a positive public image. As a Cameron County employee, the identity of every client shall be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the purpose of an investigation, hearing, or judicial proceeding.
Judgement is required to ensure completion of job activities as assigned by the Immediate Supervisor or designee. Uses discretion to achieve work goals. Initiative is constantly required to achieve work goals.
As assigned by Immediate Supervisor or designee. It is the responsibility of the employee to know and maintain contact with their Immediate Supervisor or designee.
Working conditions are primarily in a clinic, office, or community center.
This is not a Civil Service covered position.
BENEFITS: Cameron County Offers Excellent Fringe Benefits, Including: Health and Life Insurance Protection, Sick and Annual Leave, Retirement System and Paid Holidays. Cameron County has a mandatory direct deposit payroll program.
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