Nutrition Educator

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Applications Accepted Until April 23, 2018.

$39,361.80 per year
Medical, dental, life, pension, paid leave and holidays, etc.

Position Description:

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) of Davidson County offers a broad range of innovative nutrition services to improve the health of vulnerable families. Nashville WIC participants receive vital child health and development education, breastfeeding support, and healthy food vouchers from compassionate and culturally-competent staff. Davidson County WIC is seeking a qualified Nutrition Educator to join the team, and live and work in dynamic ďMusic City,Ē Tennessee. A passionate professional should be competent in diet assessment, nutrition counseling and evaluation and the listed competencies below.
Typical Duties:
Provides diet assessment and nutrition counseling; works with clients to promote lactation/breastfeeding.
Interprets patientís immunization status and collects participant measures (height, weight, and hemoglobin) as required.
Refers special nutrition problems to a supervisor for follow-up.
Conducts outreach activities, including organizing and participating in health fairs and other events; develops and displays educational and resource material; teaches basic principles of nutrition and food management; performs recipe testing and prepares food demonstrations.
Maintains inventory of nutrition equipment and supplies.
Assists in planning and participates in various training programs.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelorís degree in Nutrition from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of nutrition related experience.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US GovernmentĀs employment-based immigration programs.Valid class ďDĒ driverís license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Degree in Home Economics or Human Ecology, with an emphasis on nutrition and at least one (1) year of experience in Nutrition Services, Public Health or Extension Services and at least nine (9) quarter hours or six (6) semester hours in human nutrition, four (4) quarter hours or semester hours in human anatomy or physiology, and four (4) quarter hours or semester hours in education, psychology or counseling.
Extensive experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
Bilingual Spanish/English.