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Maine Family Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PLEASE NOTE: Benefits for each of the following positions vary but may include: health insurance, vision, dental, life insurance, short and long term insurance & 403 (b) pension, vacation, sick and holiday pay.
WIC Nutrition Counselor
Maine Family Planning is seeking a part-time (15 hours a week) position at our WIC offices in Calais and Machias. The Calais office is open on Tuesdays; the Machias office is open on Fridays. WIC Nutrition Counselors work closely with a diverse participant base in fast-paced clinic settings to establish client eligibility, determine nutritional risk factors, perform nutrition assessment, and provide behavior-change theory rooted nutrition education as related to maternal, infant, and early childhood health. WIC Nutrition Counselors give and document health and social service referrals, tailor food and formula packages, enter data into the WIC software program, explain WIC benefits and their use and participate in community outreach and participant retention promotions and activities as directed.
Qualifications Needed for Position:
Experience and Skill Requirements: The following experience and skills are considered essential:
- 1-2 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.
- Must have reliable transportation for regular travel.
Education and Knowledge Requirements: The following education requirements are considered essential:
BA/BS in related field, Nutrition, Public Health, Health Care Education or Nursing preferred.
College level education in nutrition or health-related field. A registered dietetic technician will be accepted.
Starting pay: $20.76 per hour
Benefits include health, vision, vacation, sick and holiday pay.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Alissa Boynton, Human Resources Manager