BAMSI Nutritionist - Part Time (Spanish/Portuguese) in Brockton, Massachusetts

Req No.18-0881

TitleNutritionist - Part Time (Spanish/Portuguese)

LocationWIC Brockton Main Office

CityBrockton

Scheduled Hours20

ScheduleEvery Other Saturday

Company InfoJoin BAMSI's dedicated team of professionals at our Brockton WIC program! We are currently seeking a full time Nutritionist to provide nutrition services to WIC applicants and participants which includes high risk woman, infants and children.

Women, Infants and Children(WIC) is a public health program that benefits low and moderate income families by providing services to pregnant and postpartum woman with infants and young children up to the age of 5 who are medically or nutritionally at risk.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, nutrition foods and nutrition, or nutrition education. Ability to speak Portuguese and Spanish is preferred. One year's experience in clinical or community nutrition and a Master's degree

and or/ licensure is preferred. Must be fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

DescriptionThe Program Nutritionist provides nutrition services to WIC applicants and participants.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides nutrition care to high risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of:

•Anthropometric and hematological data collection

•Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription

•Nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education.

•Documentation and data entry.

•Referrals to other health and social services

•Follow-up nutrition education.

2.Participates in planning, development, and evaluation of:

•Educational materials and group nutrition educations sessions

•Participant counseling and education strategies.

•Nutrition in-services and outreach activities

•Nutrition policies.

  1. Assists senior nutritionist in

• Training paraprofessional WIC staff

• Conducting quality assurance activities.

  1. Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs.

  2. Provides nutrition care for low risk applicants and participants as needed.

  3. Performs other duties as needed, including:

•Assisting in the training of CPA Is and lls.

•Quality assurance activities.

RequirementsQualifications required at hire are:

1.Bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition,nutrition, foods and nutrition, or nutrition education.

2.Master’s degree in public health nutrition, nutrition, or food and nutrition, registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists desired.

3.One year’s experience in clinical or community nutrition preferred.

4.Demonstrated leadership and decision making capabilities.

5.Good communication skills.

6.Sensitivity to the needs of the participant population.

7.Availability to work multiple WIC sites during program and clinic hours as needed.