WIC Nutritionist

Harbor Health Services, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts
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November 18, 2022
Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Harbor Health Services is an innovative, growing, mission-based organization that lives, serves and collaborates with our community members to achieve our mission to help individuals reach their full potential through access to local, affordable services that promote health. Harbor provides medical, behavioral health, dental, and support services to more than 34,000 patients in Boston, the South Shore, and Cape Cod.

Harbor Health also operates two Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Mattapan and Brockton, providing comprehensive healthcare, transportation and social services for more than 450 frail elders who continue to live with dignity and independence in the community and a Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. To help further the mission of Harbor, we are looking for a talented Nutritionist to join our WIC Team. The Program Nutritionist provides nutrition services to WIC applicants and participants.

Position is full time (37 hours weekly), Tuesday-Saturday, 2 evenings until 7:00 pm and Saturday mornings 9:00 am to 1:00 PM and will include two evenings until 7:00 PM and every Saturday. Come work with a great team of dedicated nutrition professionals at one of the top-rated WIC programs in MA! We offer an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan, Generous Paid Time Off plus 11 additional Holidays and much more! Responsibilities: Provides nutrition care to high-risk women, infants and children under the supervision of the senior nutritionist, including all aspects of: Anthropometric and hematological data collection Dietary assessment, nutritional risk assessment and food package prescription Nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education Documentation and data entry Referrals to other health and social services Follow-up nutrition education Participates in planning, development and evaluation of: Educational materials and group nutrition education sessions Participant counseling and education strategies Nutrition in-services and outreach activities Nutrition policies Assists senior nutritionist in:Training paraprofessional WIC staff Conducting quality assurance activities Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs. Provides nutrition care for low-risk applicants and participants as needed.

Assists in the training of WIC Program Assistants. Participates in quality assurance activities. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Master's degree preferred Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists preferred One year of experience in clinical or community nutrition preferred Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capabilities Excellent communications skills Interest in nutrition and maternal child health Bilingual Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese or French strongly preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status..

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