Nutrition Aide I

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/5/2022 12:51 PM)
Job ID
2022-2571
# of Openings
1
Category
WIC/Nutrition

Overview

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties has an entry level, full-time opportunity for a Nutrition Aide in Santa Ana, CA responsible for supporting all functions in the delivery of WIC nutritional services.

 

At PPOSBC, we understand the importance of a well-rounded benefits program and are dedicated to providing you with unique benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. We are proud to offer a range of plans that help protect you in the case of illness or injury including:

  • A competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, and long term disability. 
  • Benefits coverage starts after one full month of employment!
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits!
  • Generous 401(k) matching contributions and more!
  • To view our detailed benefits guide, please visit our career site at www.pposbccareers.org

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:  Essential functions encompass the required tasks, duties and responsibilities performed as part of the job and the reason the job exists.

 

Provides Customer Service and Support Services for WIC Nutritional Program:

  • Assists the WNA’s with WIC clients by obtaining and accurately recording of height and weight measurements, dietary intakes, and other necessary medical and/or nutritional information.
  • Compares laboratory test results, anthropometric measures and/or dietary intakes to establish standards to screen for nutrition risk.
  • Identifies clients with special nutritional needs and refers them to the R.D./Nutritionist/WNA for nutrition counseling and development of Nutritional Care Plan.
  • Provides basic health, nutrition and breastfeeding information to individual clients and client groups.
  • Maintains and updates client documentation through WIC WISE.
  • Explains program eligibility requirements and clients’ rights and obligations.
  • Provides triage at WIC sites by answering central telephone line, and providing customer service to WIC clients.
  • Informs clients about the benefits, services of the WIC program and family planning.
  • Instructs clients on prescribed food packages and WIC card benefits and purchasing Evaluate clients understanding of this process.
  • Conducts monthly group classes and other nutrition education activities as requested by the Center Manager.
  • Participates in community outreach efforts as assigned by the Center Manager.
  • Attends full staff and in-service training sessions.
  • Integrates referrals between WIC and Family Planning, documents referrals to other social and community services.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Center Manager.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to relate to diverse communities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
  • Ability to read and implement written instructions.
  • Possess a warm, caring manner.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Available to work flexible hours and other clinics as required.

Minimum Education:

  • High School diploma or GED completion required.

Minimum Work Experience:

  • Previous experience working with WIC program highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years of customer service or administrative assistant experience.

Language Requirements/Preference:

  • Bilingual Spanish is preferred. Some positions require bilingual skills (reading, writing, and speaking). If required, candidate will be tested for proficiency prior to job offer.

 

Disclosures

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and received a booster for COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved for a medical/disability or religious exemption.




Planned Parenthood/Orange and San Bernardino Counties is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, equal pay, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military, veteran status or any other federal or state protected class. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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