WIC Breast Feeding Coordinator

Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS in related field, Nutrition, Public Health, Health Care Education, Nursing.
  • CLC and IBCLC credentials preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in WIC or Lactation Support experience.
  • Home visiting experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals.
  • Interest in promoting family health for the purpose of empowering families to achieve maximum levels of wellness and independence.
  • Strong verbal, writing skills and communication skills, able to relate to others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships.
  • Must have reliable transportation for regular travel. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the approval of electric breast pump rentals by the Local Agency
  2. Maintain up-to-date records of breast pump rentals from outside vendors and maintain breast pump rentals and returns.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the items available for breastfeeding moms such as types of pumps, different sized flanges and Supplemental Nursing Systems (SNS).
  4. Provides in-service training to Local Agency staff, at least annually, to update breastfeeding knowledge and skills and assess progress on breastfeeding goals.
  5. Actively participates in the local breastfeeding coalition or appoint a Local Agency representative.
  6. Participate in the Breastfeeding Coordinator meetings or designate an alternate.
  7. Attend a minimum of 1 breastfeeding conference/seminar per year with at least 4 hours of continuing education.
  8. Maintain updated resources for solving lactation problems.
  9. Coordinate the dissemination of breastfeeding information, support messages, and educational materials to prenatal and breastfeeding women enrolled at the Local Agency.
  10. Ensure that issuance of supplemental formula occurs only after completing a thorough nutrition assessment which identifies need, and provision of counseling to the mother including the adverse consequences of formula supplementation on breast milk production.
  11. Assure that all breastfeeding participants receive follow-up, as appropriate.
  12. Integrate breastfeeding promotion and support efforts with those of the woman's other health care providers and community efforts.
  13. Submit planned activities for World Breastfeeding Week to the State Breastfeeding Coordinator and Promote World Breastfeeding Week throughout the clinic.
  14. Respects social and economic situations of clients without imposing own values and maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
  15. Keeps all records up to date, legible and maintains chart/client confidentiality at all times consistent with policies and HIPPAA regulations

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.

 

WIC Nutrition Counselor

Position Summary:  Nutrition Counselor for Washington and Hancock Counties. This is a full-time position that requires travel.

Determines and certifies clients according to WIC regulations.

Assesses nutritional status from medical, anthropometrics, and dietary information.

Provide follow-up nutrition and/or health counseling to low risk clients.

Refer all high risk and special formula clients to the Registered Dietitian.

Maintains records on certification, check issuance, and nutrition counseling.

Schedules clinic appointments.

Refers clients to other appropriate services.

Performs data entry in the WIC application, prints, voids and distributes benefits and instructs participants in purchase of authorized WIC food items.

Perform basic office skills including but not limited to answering phones and filing.

Participates in program and agency staff meetings, trainings and other activities as requested.

Serves as an Agency and program representative to the public and maintains confidentiality and professional appearance and attitudes.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related field, Nutrition, Public Health, Health Care Education, Nursing. A registered dietetic technician will be accepted.
  • 1-3 years of experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals.
  • Interest in promoting family health for the purpose of empowering families to achieve maximum levels of wellness and independence.
  • Strong verbal, writing skills and communication skills, able to relate to others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships.
  • Must have reliable transportation for regular travel.

 This position is eligible for full-time benefits.


Volunteer Coordinator

Maine Family Planning is hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. Location of the position to be determined upon hire.

Position Summary: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the volunteer management program at Maine Family Planning, including recruiting, managing, and recognizing volunteers. This position will be 20 hours per week on average depending on events/volunteer activities (flexible hours are required, including possible evenings and weekends).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to make judgments, assume responsibility, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Effective and courteous interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; oral and written English fluency, including accuracy in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Excellent computer software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.li>Experience working with or in a nonprofit and with managing and supporting volunteer groups.
  • Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility, sense of humor, thoroughness and accuracy.


WIC Nutrition Coordinator

Position Summary:  Coordinates nutrition program for WIC.  This is a full time position.

Oversees approval of medical formula and/or medical food prescriptions.

Ensure that all Local Agency counseling staff are aware of proper procedures for approval of medical formula/food prescriptions, including but not limited to:

Verification of appropriate supporting diagnosis(es) for medical formula/food requested.

Verification of qualified prescriber (M.D., D.O., P.A., N.P.).

Familiarity with the Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program Formula Guide, which includes information on approved medical formulas/foods, product descriptions, indications for use and issuance amounts based on participant category and age.

Familiarity with procedures for obtaining MaineCare coverage approval for participants enrolled in that program.

Knowledge of medical formula issuance procedures, including use of food instruments, medical formula vouchers and direct ordering protocols.

Maintain medical formula/food log for agency participants who receive prescribed items, and maintain agency inventory of returned cans of formula.

Oversee development of Local Agency annual nutrition plan that meets the needs of Local Agency population based upon annual needs assessment.

Act as Local Agency resource for addressing and solving nutrition issues encountered by counseling staff.

Oversee provision of nutrition counseling contacts to all participants, including:

  1. Spot file reviews for accuracy of documentation in high risk files.
  2. Assure provision of required nutrition contacts to all participants by either one-on-one appointments or group counseling sessions that meet participant needs.

Evaluate nutrition materials and websites(other than State Agency-provided) for accuracy of information and use with participants.

Oversee inventory of returned formula.

Integrate nutrition promotions and activities to coincide with national initiatives.

Performs duties of Nutrition Counselor as necessary.

Serves as an Agency and program representative to the public and State Agency.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Care Education, or related field.  A Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals.
  • Interest in promoting family health for the purpose of empowering families to achieve maximum levels of wellness and independence.
  • Strong verbal, writing skills and communication skills, able to relate to others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships.
  • Must have reliable transportation for regular travel.

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.

Benefits for each position vary but may include: health insurance, dental, life insurance, short and long term insurance & 403 (b) pension.  Vacation, sick and holiday pay.  

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: 

Alissa Boynton, Human Resources Manager
Maine Family Planning
P.O. Box 587
Augusta, ME 04332
aboynton@mainefamilyplanning.org 

Maine Family Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.