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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is a drug free and equal opportunity employer.  We offer an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment. 


Nutritionist, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Department: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Location: Las Vegas, NV

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) has been to serve our community's most vulnerable men, women, and children. This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada. Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, CCSN operates 15 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services. CCSN also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada. For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.

Position Summary

The Nutritionist provides nutrition information, services and collection of all related data on clients of the Women, Infant and Children’s (“WIC”) Program, both in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare nutrition education classes: group and one-on-one sessions.
  • Provide nutrition assessments, nutrition counseling and education to WIC clients.
  • Conduct high risk appointments and follow up needs.
  • Conduct all appointments with a participant centered service (PCS) approach.
  • Collect heights, weights, and hemoglobin in accordance with WIC policies and procedures.
  • Maintain prescription formula log and contact doctors if there are discrepancies.
  • Recommend, document and place orders for special formula.
  • Attend all WIC related meetings.
  • Assist in management duties, including resolving client disputes.
  • Assist clerks and CPA’s when needed/able.
  • Assist all staff in expanding their nutrition knowledge, including staff in-service presentations.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of all client information.
  • Act as preceptor for new CPA’s/CPAT’s. Guide them through the training modules and online classes. Observe them with participants and provide feedback.
  • Rotate between clinics as needed to ensure proper service to participants.
  • Additional WIC related duties as necessary to provide the best service possible for WIC clients.
  • Protect all confidential information, Agency property and electronic data.  Comply with safety rules.
  • Other related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to work with children and a diverse population.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Detail oriented and able to multitask.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication as well as management skills.
  • Sound judgment to ability to work autonomously.
  • Prioritize work and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Proficiency in computers and software including Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and/or Registered Dietician credentials.
  • Must be Bilingual (Spanish).
  • Flexible schedule to work after hours and weekends, as necessary.
  • Must be at least 25 years old, a valid Driver’s License with current minimum Nevada state required auto insurance.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to two clinics.

Physical Requirements

  • Primarily works in office environment, but will also work throughout the agency and off site.
  • Ability to communicate with clients and co-workers.
  • Ability to operate and use office equipment, especially phones, computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Ability to continuously sit and/or stand.  Ability to climb stairs as needed.
  • May occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada offers an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan.

CCSN is a drug free and equal opportunity employer. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment.

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