WIC Nutrition Educator

Salary – $23.47 – $29.76 Hourly
Location – 160 S Macy Street Fond du Lac, WI
Job Type – Part Time
Department – Health Department
Job Number – 0210WICED2023
Closing – Continuous


Under general supervision of the Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides nutrition services and education to individuals and families enrolled in the WIC Program.

This position is a permanent position. The term “Limited Part Time” refers to the employment status category. This position is eligible for some benefits (vacation, sick, floating holiday, and holiday pay at a pro-rated basis).

Examples of Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Analytical/Assessment Skills
– Decisions within area of responsibility are made independently.
– Perform computer applications skills using the Wisconsin WIC program system (ROSIE).
– Review WIC computer-generated reports on an ongoing basis and utilize for program evaluation, QA, needs assessment and coordination/integration with other agencies.
– Audit charts of other staff members for completeness/follow-up on high-risk care.
– Completes PNCC questionnaire with pregnant participants, scores completed questionnaire and makes appropriate referrals.
– Evaluate potential participant nutritional status.
– Identify and prioritize health and dietary risk factors.

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
– Help in coordinating and planning outreach efforts.
– Utilize reports to help in maintaining caseload.

Communication Skills
– There is significant interaction with clients and other community service agencies.
– Work with computer support staff to trouble shoot computer problems.
– Make referrals to various services and programs in the community.  Initiate appropriate health care and social service providers as needed.
– Provide nutrition assessment, counseling and education to participants. Utilize Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) approach.
– Experience utilizing motivational interviewing to assist participants with SMART goal creation.

Cultural Competency Skills
– Employ strategies to assure culturally-sensitive public health and health service delivery systems.
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
– Work with other agencies/programs to promote community health.
– Maintain a work environment that supports and accommodates the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

Public Health Science Skills
– Perform health assessment, including height/weight, hemoglobin, lead and appropriate health counseling.
– Keep abreast of latest nutrition and breastfeeding trends and research.   Attend educational and training programs as needed. Obtaining at least 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years per identified training needs.
– Initiate referrals to appropriate health care and social service providers as needed.
Financial Planning and Management Skills
– Responsible to fill out and submit timesheet in a timely manner.  
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
– May provide direction to clerical and aide staff.
– May be assigned to coordinate or manage projects, such as breast-feeding support program, vendor monitoring/training, fraud and abuse monitoring, and outreach coordination.
Direct Service Skills
– Responsible for completing all phases of client enrollment in the WIC program, including individual’s needs assessment using person-centered principles. Certify, refer and follow up high risk individuals.
– Provide nutrition counseling for qualifying women, infants and children; counsels high risk individuals concerning various health issues.  Provide education services to WIC mothers related to breast-feeding.  
– Assist clerical staff with client applications, scheduling appointments, answering phone, etc.
Other duties may be required and assigned, including responding to an emergency event. Typical Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor or Associate Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field from an accredited University. DTR (Dietetic Technician Registered)/RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) or registry eligible preferred. Minimum of one-year experience in a clinic, hospital setting or WIC clinic is preferred.
Experience with Breastfeeding desired; Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) or International Board Certified Lactation Counselor (IBCLC) preferred.
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of the job, frequently required to sit and talk or hear. Occasionally required to walk, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands or arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to exert very moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Environmental Adaptability
Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as disease and traffic hazards may cause discomfort and poses a limited risk of injury.


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