SENIOR NUTRITION ASSISTANT
The work involves responsibility for the direct supervision of WIC Assistant/Outreach Worker staff to ensure compliance with New York State WIC policies and procedures. An employee in this class works under the general supervision of the WIC Senior Nutritionist and under the direct supervision of the WIC Program Coordinator.. An employee in this class may exercise supervision over WIC Assistants and/or Outreach Workers. Does related work as required.
Supervises WIC clerical staff responsible for determining categorical, residential and income eligibility for WIC participants.
Provides nutrition education to program participants who are vulnerable to nutrition problems, in order to involve, educate and inform about the relationship of foods and nutrition to health, growth and development.
Interprets and evaluates nutritional status, based on anthropometric measurements and hematological values.
Performs general diet evaluations and individual nutrition counseling based on needs.
Enters nutritional and medical WIC eligibility information into the NYWIC system.
Responsible for WIC Assistant monthly schedules, ensuring adequate clerical staff coverage for monthly WIC clinics.
Completes and reviews clerical staff employee annual performance appraisals and development of performance measures and training plans for WIC clerical staff.
Performs weekly clinic observation of WIC clerical staff, to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local WIC program policies.
Develops training schedules for WIC clerical staff, base on NYS WIC requirements, staff needs and staff training plans.
Maintains office supply inventory and hematological supply inventory, and alerts the Administrative Aide when items need to be ordered.
Completes New York State mandated quarterly qualitative checklists on all WIC employees responsible for determining WIC income eligibility.
Completes weekly quality assurance reviews of the NYWIC system, to ensure the accuracy of information pertaining to income, residential and categorical WIC eligibility completed by WIC clerical staff.
Participates as a member of the WIC Outreach Committee, with responsibility for ensuring clerical tasks relating to retention activities are completed.
Maintains accurate and complete records and reports as required.
Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned.
Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.
Good knowledge of WIC policies and procedures.
Good knowledge of the scope of practice between the clerical, para-professional and professional WIC staff.
Working knowledge of record keeping, filing and clerical techniques.
Working knowledge of human nutrition and public health nutrition practices.
Working knowledge of the nutritional value and composition of foods.
Working knowledges of the factors involved and the problems encountered in improving food habits of individuals and groups.
Ability to interpret WIC rules and regulations
Ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with health professionals, program participants and community agencies.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public.
Ability to publicize the WIC program.
Ability to interpret and evaluate nutritional status based on anthropometric measurements and hematological values.
Basic computer skills.
Two (2) years of permanent, competitive-class status in the title of Nutrition Assistant.
12/2019 Date of Original Composition