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Job Title: WIC Educator
Job Number: 19268
Organization: El Paso County
Posted: 6/10/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Nutrition
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Colorado Springs,  CO    USA
Compensation: Depends on qualifications
Position Description: Collects and evaluates client demographics, including anthropometric data for the laboratory and nutritional data, analyzes and assesses participants' anthropometric and nutritional status and risks according to WIC protocol. Provides one-on-one nutrition and breastfeeding education to clients; offers referrals to participants on public health and private programs.

Counsels WIC clients regarding program options; utilizes a variety of skills and strategies including active listening, goal setting, and care-plan development; provides clients with nutrition and breast feeding education. Determines client eligibility; tailors food packages; drafts and issues benefits to be redeemed at grocery stores (vendors). Assesses anthropometric data; examines graphs and interprets results; analyzes and assesses responses to nutrition questionnaires; determines nutritional status; screens applicants and client for various risk behaviors and situations to include drugs, alcohol, diseases, child abuse, dental and health status, immunizations and pre-natal care. Responds to telephone and in person inquiries, provides information based on considerable knowledge of County programs and activities, and/or refers callers to appropriate personnel, as necessary; routes messages for Program personnel, as necessary; responds to inquiries and requests from clients and other division/department employees. Utilizes WIC-specific computerized data entry equipment for benefit issuance and various word processing/file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary; summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports. Schedules appointments utilizing computerized scheduling program; maintains individual educator appointment profiles; tracks patients to ensure adherence to scheduled appointments and to monitor high risk patients; teaches pre-natal classes. Adhere to program caseload standards. Refers clients to various support agencies, such as social services, food banks and mental health organizations. Establishes and maintains a variety of hard copy files and records, filing and retrieving information as requested or otherwise necessary; maintains check registers. Makes appropriate referrals to Registered Dietitian per RD Triage tool protocol. Determines client voter registration status; assists those who need to register. Participates in departmental emergency planning and response activities. Promotes public health within the community. Takes personal responsibility to provide exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent education required. Minimum two (2) years of related experience. Ability to communicate, motivate and organize projects among a broad spectrum of personnel, frequently under deadline pressure. Skill in demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude to cultivate relationships both within and outside the organization. Skill in prioritizing and organizing multiple tasks and the ability to complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to respond in a flexible manner and reprioritize work as situations change. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. Ability to identify problems and work creatively to resolve them, considering the impact of actions on Public Health. Ability to identify results of efforts and problems identified/potential problems and to develop and recommend corrective actions to supervisor. Knowledge and understanding of company policies and procedures. Ability to write and maintain accurate records and reports to meet management objectives. Ability to maintain the security of sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Skilled in training and presentation. Ability to perform under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress. Ability to maintain the security of sensitive and confidential information. Skill in using a computer and various software packages including Microsoft Office. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, physical examination, drug screen and motor vehicle check. Licenses/Certificates Ability to acquire WIC State level 1, 2 and 3 certifications within program timelines. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License. Work Conditions Work environment may be loud with potential exposure to infections, blood and contagious diseases. Some travel may be required; work may be assigned in various locations. Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 35 pounds and bend at waist or knees to get down to child's level. Public Health employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccinations and/or tuberculosis testing as applicable to the specific position and must provide proof of completion of required vaccinations/testing or proof of initiation within sixty (60) days of hire date.

Organization Description: Our Mission: El Paso County is a regional leader providing valued and necessary community services in the most cost- effective manner.

El Paso County lies in east central Colorado and encompasses more than 2,158 square miles – slightly more than twice the area of the state of Rhode Island (excluding Narragansett Bay). While the western portion of El Paso County is extremely mountainous, the eastern part is prairie land where dairy cows and beef cattle are the main source of ranchers’ income. The altitude ranges from about 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the southern border at Black Squirrel Creek to 14,110 feet (4301 m) on the summit of Pikes Peak, near the western boundary. The county seat is located in Colorado Springs.

El Paso County became a territorial county in 1861 before Colorado became a state in 1876.

The natural physical beauty of the area, situated at the base of Pikes Peak and with an uninterrupted view of the Front Range, can be enjoyed by all. The magnificent scenery inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America the Beautiful” after her visit here. The mild climate, on average, supplies 285 days of sunshine, 15 inches of rain, 35 inches of snow, and very low levels of humidity.

Closing Date: 9/10/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Johanna Seeling,  WIC Educator
Contact Location: 2880 International Circle, Ste. N060

Colorado Springs   CO  80910
United States
Contact Location: 2880 International Circle, Ste. N060
  Colorado Springs   CO  80910
  United States
Contact Phone: 7195207486 
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How to Apply: Visit El Paso County's website to complete an online application.

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