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Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Nutrition Assistant in LAWRENCE, Massachusetts

We are currently seeking a Nutrition Assistant 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.

This position is responsible for eligibility determination, scheduling, processing and providing WIC services to participants, providing basic nutrition education to low-risk participants, and other office/clerical duties. Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and triage participants.

  • Answer and direct phone calls.

  • Screen applicants for eligibility.

  • Manage appointment scheduling, rescheduling and reminder phone calls/texts.

  • Verification of participant information and data entry.

  • Referrals to Mass Health, SNAP, TAFDC and other health and human services.

  • Assist with daily and weekly reports and quality assurance activities.

  • Provide nutrition care for low-risk participants. Training will be provided.

  • Maintain WIC confidentiality policies.

    Perform other duties deemed necessary

    Qualifications

  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

  • Associates degree in Nutrition or Public Health preferred.

  • One year office experience with good computer skills.

  • One year experience in a health care field, such as a counselor, educator, clinical assistant, outreach worker or home health aide.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Well-organized, systematic, team-work approach to work.

  • Interest in nutrition or health care.

  • Sensitivity to the needs of participant population.

    This institution is an equal opportunity employer.

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