Ramsey County WIC Nutrition Educator Trainee - Karen Speaking in ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, Minnesota

WIC Nutrition Educator Trainee - Karen Speaking



WIC Nutrition Educator Trainee - Karen Speaking


$35,081.61 - $51,305.57 Annually

$16.87 - $24.67 Hourly

$2,923.47 - $4,275.46 Monthly

$35,081.61 - $51,305.57 Annually


ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number



12/16/2016 4:30 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

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Basic Function

To provide nutrition assessment; nutrition education and counseling to lower-risk WIC participants; to issue WIC vouchers; to make referrals to educational, medical, social and other community services; to perform technical work assisting in carrying out the nutrition and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Programs of the Public Health Department; and to perform related duties as assigned.

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Examples of Work Performed

  1. Obtain information from applicants to the WIC Program to determine eligibility; accurately enter information collected onto WIC computer forms or directly into the computer.

  2. Perform health and nutrition screening tests according to standard procedures including: take height/weight measurements and assess measurements according to growth grids, standard weight charts, and pregnancy weight gain grids; perform hemoglobin blood test; complete and evaluate a health history to aid in identifying risk factors; and complete a dietary assessment.

  3. Assess participants' health and nutrition status based on nutrition screening, and assign WIC risk codes.

  4. Make and document any/all referrals made to appropriate community agencies, and/or health care provider in the participants chart.

  5. Develop and implement care plans for lower-risk participants based on information gathered from the health and nutrition screening.

  6. Monitor and re-evaluate participants' health and nutritional status on an ongoing basis.

  7. Provide nutrition education to lower-risk participants. Teach lower-risk population how they can change their diets to be healthier; and assist lower-risk participants in goal setting to achieve a positive change in food health.

  8. Determine appropriate food package for participants based on assessed needs through health and nutrition screening.

  9. Educate participants on the use of vouchers, and practice voucher security within the department.

  10. Provide breast feeding promotion, education and support to pregnant women.

  11. Explain WIC program policies, procedures, rights and responsibilities to WIC participants.

  12. Assist with clerical duties such as, but not limited to: filing; data entry; appointment scheduling; handling phone calls; an assisting clinic coordinator.

  13. Use bilingual or multilingual language skills to serve participants and the public as needed.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School graduation or equivalent.

Experience: One year experience in customer/client service.

Other: (1) Valid drivers license may be required for some assignments. (2) Fluency in English and Karen.

Desirable experience: One year of working in a clinic setting.

Exam/Screening Process Information

EXAMINATION: The examination/screening process will consist of the following sections with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training & Experience Rating...................Wt. 100%

NOTE: The Training & Experience Rating will be based on the supplemental questionnaire that you need to complete as part of your application. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training & experience rating. Please be sure to be complete in your answers and do not mark "see resume" or "see work history". Failure to clearly and completely outline your training & experience could adversely affect your examination score and rank on the eligible list for this classification.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation

Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Emily Chmel at Emily.chmel@co.ramsey.mn.us or by phone at (651) 266-2722.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.