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Title

Bilingual WIC Educator 

Category Public Health/Environmental Health  
Description

Position is Open Until Closed unless posted otherwise.

Hiring Pay Range: $19.19 - $23.99

Full Pay Range: $19.19 - 28.79

*Part-time up to 20 hours a week. Eligible for bilingual pay differential. 

 

SUPERVISION:

Non-Supervisory.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

Deliver any part of a full range of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services to program participants, including, but not limited to, determining and documenting eligibility, issuing food instruments (checks), maintaining participant and program records, interviewing, coaching/counseling, providing nutrition education with behavior change goals, and developing individual care plans based on a sound understanding of nutritional concepts.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

(These duties are illustrative of typical essential responsibilities of the job, and may vary according to assignment)

WIC Educator:

  • Completes WIC training program within established guidelines. Completes WIC Lactation Specialist (WLS)training.
  • Determine participants’ financial eligibility for the WIC program.
  • Measures and plots accurate anthropometric measurements. Measures hematocrit in blood and assesses adequacy.
  • Analyzes diet recalls for adequacy and assigns appropriate risk factors.
  • Determine and tailor food packages for individual needs.
  • Provides a full explanation of the program to participants to prevent misuse. Explains nutrition risk factors. Explains purpose of the WIC food package and the nutrients provided.
  • Provides breast pumps to WIC participants when appropriate along with appropriate education to directly support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.
  • Refer to other agencies or program RD according to WIC policy.
  • Assists participants with individual nutrition education plans; sets appropriate behavior change goals; makes follows-up plan and documents progress toward goals; re-evaluates and establishes new goals as needed.
  • Understands retailer requirements, documents requests, and problems from both participants and retailers. Refers problems to appropriate persons as needed.
  • Assists in teaching nutrition education classes and provides grocery store tours.
  • Provides interpretation for RD high risk counseling.
  • Provides client support for the WIC Farmers market and WIC CSA programs.
  • Perform emergency response roles, as requested. Perform other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

(Representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of the position)

  • Public Service: A commitment to the mission of providing exceptional services to the citizens of Garfield County. It is who we are, and what we do.
  • Customer Service: A commitment to providing exceptional service to all customers (internal & external), which includes being helpful, professional, courteous, and taking the time to understand customer’s needs.
  • Stewardship & Innovation: Is a good steward of public resources and looks for ways to be innovative and improve efficiency.
  • Teamwork: Able to work together with a diverse group of people towards a shared goal, while considering the needs of others.
  • Business Technology: Ability to utilize the technology required of the position and demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies as required to assist the County in providing exceptional services, innovation, and work efficiencies.
  • Communication: Proficient in communication, and able to communicate using the English language, including written, verbal, or other communication channels as required by the position.
  • Integrity: Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism while performing essential job functions.
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as determined by Garfield County may be substituted for the following requirements.)

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Associate or bachelor's degree in education, nutrition, public health, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: One year of administrative and customer service experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish: Successfully pass a bilingual English/Spanish Assessment.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Sitting: The primary task involves sitting at a desk, computer, or workstation for extended periods, performing administrative tasks and using computer equipment.
  • Lifting and Carrying: Occasional lifting and carrying of lightweight office supplies, documents, or small packages may be required, typically not exceeding 10 pounds.
  • Bending and Reaching: May involve occasional bending or reaching to access office equipment, files, or supplies within standard office settings.
  • Grasping and Typing: Ability to use a keyboard, mouse, and office equipment, demonstrating fine motor skills for typing, clicking, and manipulating documents.
  • Visual Acuity: Clear vision for reading printed and on-screen materials, including text, graphics, and data, and for viewing computer monitors for extended periods.
  • Hearing: Adequate hearing to engage in conversations, respond to telephone calls, and interact with colleagues in a typical office environment.
  • Walking/Mobility: Occasional short walks, or mobility, within the office premises may be necessary to attend meetings, access common areas, or collaborate with colleagues.
  • Stamina: Maintain the ability to maintain focus, productivity, and attention to detail while working at a desk for standard office hours.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is primarily performed in a standard office and clinical environment. Extended periods of sitting are required. The employee can work remotely one or two days a week. In times of public health emergency, the employee will be required to report for specialized duties inside or outside Garfield County once their critical personal and family emergency responsibilities have been met.

WORK HOURS:

  • Operating hours are typically 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Full-Time/Regular is 40 hours per week.
  • Part-Time/Temporary is approximately 20 hours per week, but not more than 29 hours per week.
  • There may be times when an employee may need to work outside the established work week, such as after hours or on the weekend.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

The employee will frequently be required to travel within the County.

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT:

Computer and relevant software applications, spreadsheets, calendars, and word processing. Will also work with calculators, telephone systems, and mobile phones.

NOTE: This position requires a pre-employment background check which will include a Criminal Background Check, Employment Verification, and Motor Vehicle Record. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of these items.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Glenwood Springs, Colorado  
Benefit Information To view our benefit package please go to https://www.garfield-county.com/human-resources/benefits-brochure/  
Hiring Range $19.19 - $23.99  
Full Pay Range $19.19 - 28.79  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PUB-24-00001  
Open Date 4/19/2024  
About the Organization Garfield County, Colorado consists of rugged alpine vistas and high desert mountains in the Rocky Mountain region, which dwells along the Continental Divide. Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and kayaking, biking, skiing and snowboarding. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado - the Flattops Wilderness, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, a popular family ski resort, and Hanging Lake, designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.  
EOE Statement Garfield County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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