For over 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.
The WIC Manager/Nutritionist is responsible for the nutrition and breastfeeding promotion for WIC participants at Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC).
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Care Coordination and Integrated Support Programs, the WIC Manager collaborates with FHCHC Departments (i.e. Healthy Start, Midwifery, Pediatrics, Care Coordination, etc.), the Yale New Haven Health WIC Department, and community agencies to provide WIC services to the Fair Haven catchment area. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Provides daily management of the FHCHC WIC program as prescribed by the CT DPH WIC Department and Federal and State WIC Regulations. Creates/maintains the WIC schedule to include mandatory trainings (FCHC and WIC), PTO days, and staffing challenges. Communicates with Yale New Haven Health contractors/CT DPH as appropriate. Manages all technology needs, brochures, and educational materials from CT DPH.
- Responsible for the professional development and performance management of the FHCHC WIC Team including annual performance evaluations, annual training requirements, maintaining HR policies and procedures, and PTO schedules. Adherence to the Remote Work Schedule per HR.
- Manages and facilitates monthly staff meetings, daily communications, and disseminates pertinent WIC information to team. Attends WIC meetings as appropriate.
- Contributes to the FHCHC community by attending management meetings, providing WIC metrics, contributing to newsletters, forums, etc.
- In cooperation with the Program Nutritionists and local agency Breastfeeding Coordinator develops and implements the nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support services component of the annual local agency plan in compliance with Federal and State regulations and guidelines.
- Assures proper certification of eligible applicants. As a Competent Professional Authority (CPA) on the staff of the local program, conducts a complete WIC nutrition assessment, determines and documents nutritional risk of WIC participants; as appropriate develops and follow-ups on care plans for high-risk participants. Is responsible for appropriate assignment and tailoring of WIC food packages for WIC participants.
- Oversees distribution of WIC food benefits and farmers market checks to participants and maintains safeguards for WIC checks (equipment).
- Prepares & submits required reports and budgets to New Haven WIC Program Coordinator and/or FHCHC WIC Site Manager.
- Represents FHCHC and the WIC Program at meetings and CEU programs conducted by State and local WIC Programs.
- Performs other necessary duties are required by the Fair Haven Community Health Care to achieve the goal of providing quality nutrition and breastfeeding education and support.
- Works collaboratively with the Director to build alliances and expand the work of the Department of Care Coordination and Integrated Support Programs
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body. Master’s degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body in nutritional sciences, community nutrition, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, home economics with a major in foods and nutrition and one year of responsible experience in nutrition in a health agency or health care facility, OR
- Bachelor’s degree institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body with a major in foods and nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, or nutritional services and two years of responsible experience in nutrition in a health agency or health care facility.
- Successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation/Approval of Dietetics Education (CAADE) accredited/approved supervised practice program or a master’s degree in nutrition education can qualify for one year of work experience. Persons with a Master’s degree in nutrition who do not have a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition must have successfully completed the equivalent subject matter at the graduate level to compensate for any course
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to speak in public venues about the WIC program
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and knowledge of EPIC
- Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred
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