WIC Nutritionist TraineeMaryland Department of Health - WIC Training Center
Worker needed in the Prince George’s County WIC Program. Training will be provided to applicant selected for employment. Responsibilities include conducting interviews with WIC applicants to determine eligibility for the WIC Program, providing health and nutrition counseling, performing health screenings including finger sticks, and data entry. Employees in this position learn how to implement and evaluate all phases of nutrition education, breastfeeding and outreach in order to promote the program’s mission of improving the health status of pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children. Nutritionist trainees may provide some high risk nutrition counseling and nutrition education, issue breast feeding pumps, and make food package prescription decisions.
Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired by not required.
Breastfeeding experience a plus but not required
Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Community Nutrition, Dietetics, Foods and Human Nutrition, Food Systems Management or Nutrition Education is required.
$16.90 - $18.15 per hour
WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 40 plus year record of preventing children's health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 8 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2017, Maryland WIC served over 135,000 women, infants and children each month.