THE POSITION: Responsible for assessing WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program eligibility of pregnant, post-partum and
breastfeeding women and of infants and children less than 5 years of age.
Essential Functions of the Job:
1. Performs anthropometric and biochemical assessments of program participants to determine
medical or nutritional risk.
2. Evaluates diet and health care needs for clients; assigning a food package appropriate to the needs of the
3. Provides education and referrals appropriate to risk criteria identified for the client. Refers families to appropriate community
agencies. Maintains familiarity and knowledge of community resources and uses them appropriately to meet client needs. Acts as an
advocate for families by collaborating with social service agencies and promotes interagency coordination with partner agencies.
4.Provide breastfeeding assessment, counseling and support when indicated.
5. Maintains accurate, complete and confidential records
that reflect assessment, services and outcomes while meeting established deadlines. Assess and monitor home learning environment
and records client observations and activities in a clear and concise manner. Completes evaluation data on all families and submits
reports to Supervisor. Enters data in a timely way into the current state data base or other data base required by Oregon Healthy Start.
6. Provide program clerical or administrative support when needed. Coordinate incoming and outgoing information and paper flow.
Design, compose and type various correspondence, forms, graphics and reports: perform word processing. Develop and maintain
spreadsheets. Perform data entry and create reports utilizing specialized databases. Coordinate and schedule program activities and
7. Answer and place telephone calls on behalf of staff; screen callers and visitors and respond as appropriate; interpret to public
information requiring knowledge of program and agency policies and procedures in order to provide assistance, exchange information
and solve problems.
8. Participates in regular staff meetings, case conferences with Supervisor, in-service training, formal training and
other community meetings, as appropriate. Represent agency/program to the public; may provide presentations on WIC services and
prepare and distribute staff and team meeting minutes.
9. Respect the confidentiality of information about WIC participants, children and
families, staff and personnel issues and agency operations. Report and document incidents of suspected child abuse and neglect to
DHS and Supervisor within 24 hours of incident.
10. Position requires ability to drive to and from community locations to provide these
services. NOTE: Regular and consistent attendance required. Hours of work are during normal business hours and may require
occasional evenings and weekends. Travel to satellite sites throughout Douglas County is required. Occasional overnight travel for
meetings may be required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent and experience and formal training working in a nutrition or health related field.
A preference for employer: Bachelor degree in nutrition, health education or a health-related field and knowledge of nutrition specific to the needs of pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding women and of infants and young children. Previous WIC Certifier or Educator work experience is preferred. At time of appointment: must possess a valid Oregon driver's license and be able
to pass a criminal background check.
DRIVING RECORD: Applicants selected for interview will be required to bring to the interview a recent Court Print driving history obtained
from the DMV. Please allow 2-4 days for delivery and longer for out of state.
In addition to the above, applications for Community Health Assistant/Program Assistant will receive further evaluation based on the
following: Knowledge of: The role and importance of nutrition in overall wellness of pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding women,
infants and children, pregnancy outcomes and readiness to learn, knowledge of goal setting and behavior change dynamics;
understanding of general public health topics and community resources. Skill in: observing, identifying, and recording participant’s levels
of nutritional development; interviewing techniques; use of office equipment which includes automated equipment; use of medical
assessment equipment; skill in evaluating social service needs of families and linking families to appropriate resources in order to meet
identified needs. Ability to: Communicate effectively with children, teens and adults in both oral and written forms; work with families
from diverse cultures and accept individual differences; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies, and use
initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; follow instructions, work within a team structure; estimate time and
materials to manage time efficiently; multi-task; be detail oriented, establish and maintain records, reports, and statistical data; represent
WIC in a variety of settings; maintain confidentiality; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good
judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; use large and small group leadership skills; courteously meet and deal
effectively with coworkers, children, families and the public. Must follow all safety rules and practices, and perform work in a safe manner.
Demonstrate stress management and self-care skills, open to reflective practice supervision.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work will require bending, keyboarding, lifting and carrying up to 5 pounds
(occasionally up to 60 lbs.), manipulating equipment and reaching, sitting, standing, stooping and walking. Work is typically performed
under reasonable good working conditions. Work requires continuous/concentrated mental and/or visual attention and alertness and is
performed in a safety-conscious manner at all times.
APPLY ON LINE OR SUBMIT COMPLETED UCAN APPLICATION TO:
UCAN Human Resources, 280 Kenneth Ford Drive, Roseburg OR 97470
541-492-3913 FAX 541-492-3921
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