County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
WIC Educator II
Delivers services to clients by determining eligibility, issuing benefits, providing nutrition education, and developing and monitoring individual care plans.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from a senior level WIC Educator, or a professional level supervisor.
- Exercises no supervision.
- Provide information to clients and public regarding program services, guidelines, and eligibility criteria; receive applications and assist clients in completing appropriate forms; determine program eligibility in accordance with WIC program guidelines.
- Schedule client appointments consistent with the issuance of WIC checks; perform health assessments including height, weight, and hemoglobin measurements; issue WIC checks.
- Determine and tailor food packages to individual client needs and provide ongoing nutrition education as specified by nutrition education checklist or as directed by the Nutritionist.
- Set goals with client, document progress toward goals, and reevaluate and establish new goals within WIC guidelines and protocols.
- Document and update client information including risk factors, health assessments, diet histories, and nutrition plans and progress.
- Identify high and moderate risk clients, such as low weights, changes in status, medical problems, and related issues; refer high-risk clients to the Nutritionist.
- Make referrals to other County departments, community groups, and outside agencies for health care, food banks, Medicaid, and social services assistance.
- Promote program activities and services through community outreach and networking efforts.
- Perform general clerical duties in support of daily WIC functions such as answering phones, filing, typing, and restocking and ordering office supplies, forms, and educational materials.
- Conduct training and orientations for WIC retailers regarding policies and procedures.
- Monitor retailers; conduct site visits; complete and submit retailer report forms.
- Document and maintain records of site visits, contacts, and issues; respond to and resolve client/retailer complaints and problems.
- May teach prenatal, breastfeeding, and WIC orientation classes.
- May enter client schedule templates into WIC computer system.
- May act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff in computer use and program policy.
- Assist in preparing educational materials and displays.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Basic principles of nutrition.
- Cultural and socio-economic variances of a community.
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, presentation software, and databases.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Prepare and maintain clear and concise charts and records.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to nutrition in a WIC assistance program.
- Available community resources including medical, nutritional, social, educational, and financial.
- Effective interviewing and counseling techniques.
- Proficiently administer height, weight, and measuring devices and perform finger stick blood tests to determine hematocrit levels.
- Guide participants according to established program guidelines.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- One year to eighteen months of experience as a WIC Educator I.
- Minimum of a High School diploma or GED.
- Associates degree in Nutrition, or related field, is highly desirable.
- Ability to pass Levels I, II, and III of the WIC Certification Program within 18 months of employment.
- Ability to complete the State of Colorado WIC computer training.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
- May complete additional module training including Breastfeeding and WIC Retailer Site Monitoring and Reporting.