Public Health Solutions (PHS) is the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City. For over 60 years, PHS has improved health outcomes and helped families thrive by providing services directly to the city’s most vulnerable populations, publishing independent research that moves public health policy and practice forward, and supporting over 200 community-based organizations through our long-standing government partnerships. We are a leader in addressing crucial public health issues, including food and nutrition, health insurance access, maternal and child health, reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS prevention. PHS has a strong focus on health equity to ensure NYC families have the basics for a healthier life.
Neighborhood WIC, a program of Public Health Solutions, provides special supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling to low-income pregnant women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.
Summary of Position:
Under direct supervision of the Center Manager, the Qualified Nutritionist is responsible for the assessment of the WIC eligibility of applicants, direct implementation of nutrition education components, participant-centered nutrition services and support to WIC clients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Verifies and documents eligibility of WIC participants to enroll eligible applicants.
- Participates in the administration of the WIC program and evaluation of documents.
- Provides individual and facilitated group discussion using the Participant Centered Nutrition Education (PCNE) technique.
- Ensures relevant and current information transfer regarding pregnancy, nutrition, and/or health concerns.
- Assists in evaluating and developing literature, posters, videos and DVDs.
- Conducts Participant Centered Nutrition Assessment (PCNA) to motivate WIC participants and help improve their health and nutrition status.
- Performs client anthropometric and hematological measurements on site to prevent delay in benefits between physician visits
- Undergoes annual anthropometric and hematological training on site
- Participates in all other activities that contribute to the efficient operation of the WIC Center.
- Ability to travel and work at other WIC centers in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx
- B.S. or B.A. in Foods and Nutrition, including at least 18 semester credits in nutrition.
- Two years of professional experience in nutrition.
- Registered Dietitian: Completion of an approved hospital dietetic internship which satisfies requirements for Registered Dietitian (The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) or RD eligible and NY State certification.
- A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with computers and basic word processing.
- Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.