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Qualified Nutritionist

Posted: 08/15/2022

Join our caring, community focused team!
 
Working as part of a team to enhance and improve the health and nutritional status of WIC families in Saratoga County, the Qualified Nutritionist performs comprehensive nutritional assessments, determines program eligibility using medical and nutritional data, enrolls eligible participants, and provides individualized participant-centered nutrition counseling and breastfeeding support. 
 
Job Duties:

  • Conduct a complete nutrition assessment, determine nutrition risk and enroll participants.
  • Collect information for the nutrition assessment process, including obtaining anthropometric and hematological data.
    • Develop and implement individual care plans for high risk participants.
    • Coordinate nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion and support that is responsive to the needs and interests of each participant.
  • Conduct a breastfeeding assessment and provide participant-centered counseling that helps a mother initiate breastfeeding, establish a milk supply, and continue breastfeeding.  Address common breastfeeding concerns. 
  • Participates in all aspects of the Breast Pump Program including assessment, issuance, follow-up, trouble shooting, returning pump, documenting, cleaning, maintenance, and inventory.
    • Refer high-risk participants to other health related and social services as necessary.
    • Track participant progress in improving health and desired outcomes.
    • The QN assists with the orientation of new WIC staff, participates in community outreach activities and travels to WIC clinics within the service area (Saratoga County). 
  • Flexibility in works hours to include working one evening per week and an occasional Saturday morning.
 
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Bachelor's (or higher) Degree in Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical or Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition.
  • 1 year of experience in clinical or community nutrition.
  • Proven leadership and strategic decision making capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and has sensitivity to participant population.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, Google Docs, Zoom or other online meeting platforms. 
  • Flexible schedule is necessary, must be available for Thursday evening clinic (resuming post pandemic) as well as a rotating schedule for the first Saturday of the month.
  • Must possess a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.  May occasionally be required to drive own vehicle to temporary off-site WIC clinics which will resume post pandemic.
Benefits:
 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage which include family benefits
  • 401(k) Plan with a match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation up to 5 weeks
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 13 paid holidays off during the year
 
Interested candidates please send a cover letter along with a resume.
 
COVID-19 considerations:  To keep all staff and customers safe during the pandemic, we have been and will continue to follow all recommended health and safety guidelines for offices and programs.  A vaccine mandate is in place for all staff.
LifeWorks Community Action, formerly Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, is a nonprofit that helps thousands of neighbors each year overcome the challenges of poverty by providing food, early childhood education, energy services, health and wellness, and immigrant services. Popular programs include The Pantry in Ballston Spa and The Kitchen in Saratoga Springs, as well as Head Start, WIC and Weatherization.   Help Starts Here.   
  
LifeWorks Community Action promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all agency programs and services.  We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who embrace and support an inclusive and equitable work environment.     
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