The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
Interview clients and potential clients to determine eligibility based on income, residency, nutrition and medical requirements (i.e., height, weight, hemoglobin).
Perform health and nutrition assessment and referral services.
Answer telephone; provide information regarding services, screen calls and schedule appointments if needed.
Provide breastfeeding counseling and support, basic nutrition and preventive health education to participants; assist staff with nutrition education classes.
Assist in performing other tasks not specifically listed in the above description.
Degree of independent action performed on the job:
Will be able to consult with nutritionist/site manager for additional information or guidance.
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
State WIC personnel; healthcare providers; personnel from out of state; vendors Internal: participants; and JHU administrative personnel.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Six months related work experience. Previous WIC experience is desirable; demonstrated previous experience in working effectively with low-income, multi-cultural population and the public. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Must be proficient in use of computer; excellent time management, communication and organization skills.
Must have own transportation and be flexible.
Must be flexible and able to travel to various location.
Must speak and write fluent Spanish.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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