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Staff Nutritionist

Company: Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC)
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

CIFC Health's Regional WIC (Women, Infant & Children) Program a program of Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) seeks a full time Staff Nutritionist. This person will be responsible to assist the Program Nutritionist with all nutrition related program components, will assist with the planning, implementation, and compliance of all federal and state requirements for nutrition education and WIC certifications, will also provide nutritional counseling and education to clients, evaluate and update nutrition education plans.

Requirements

Job Responsibilities:

* 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.

* Is responsible for the appropriate assignment and tailoring of WIC food packages for participants.

* Assures proper certification of eligible applicants.

* Assists with the implementation of the nutrition and breastfeeding promotion and support component of the local agency plan.

* Assists with meeting State and local objectives.

* Provides and documents nutrition education, counseling and breastfeeding support appropriate to the WIC participant(s).

* 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-up on care plans for high-risk participants.

* Responsible for referring WIC participants to other appropriate resources.

* Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's degree with a major in Foods and Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, or Nutritional Sciences from a four-year institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body. Preferably has credentials of a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or eligibility with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration; if applicable, has State license or certified as a nutritionist/dietitian OR

A 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.

Persons with a Master's degree in nutrition who do not have a Bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition must have successfully completed the equivalent subject matter at the graduate level to compensate for any courses not completed at the undergraduate level.

Competitive compensation (dependent on credentials) plus comprehensive fringe benefits package including health care coverage and retirement program. In addition, as a federally qualified healthcare center (FQHC), this position is eligible to apply for a Loan Repayment Program through HRSA (Health Resources and Service Administration).

Keywords: Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC), Danbury , Staff Nutritionist, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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