Nutrition Educator

Kodiak Area Native Association

Job Description

Assess, educate, and provide WIC services; coordinate appointments and provide clerical services in a team based public health setting for the benefit of recipients. Cross-training with other WIC Clinic positions for optimal participant flow.

Nutrition Educator

Full time / eligible for full fringe benefits

Located in Kodiak, Alaska


The Nutrition Educator will assess, educate, and provide WIC services for the Kodiak Area and will coordinate appointment scheduling and provide clerical services in a team based public health setting for the benefit of WIC applicants and recipients. Position will be cross-trained to provide coverage for other WIC Clinic positions as necessary to ensure efficient WIC participant flow by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Client reception: Receive program participants in a professional manner. Answer and re-direct phone calls as necessary. Handle program inquiries and refer as needed.

Coordinate WIC Certification Appointments. Manage cancellation list and follow-up on missed appointments. Develop and maintain central calendar system for professional staff.

Application screening and processing: Assist clients in completing applications. Verify income and resident eligibility. Assemble charts in preparation for certification.

Warrant Issuance: Issue warrants as required. Enter pertinent client data into computer and update information as required. With cooperation of other WIC Program staff, meet or exceed monthly caseload target set by the funder.

File Management: Document pertinent non-medical information in client charts, according to SOAP format. SOAP notes will be completed and entered into AKWIC system on a daily basis for clients seen that day. Maintain an accurate filing system for Kodiak and village files (1500+files).

Inventory Control: Manage program supplies and forms. Duplicate forms as required.

Account for all active and enrolled clients on a weekly basis using the WIC Computer system. Ensure a no-show by clients in Kodiak and the villages are kept to a minimum by following set procedures for certification reminders, termination criteria, and mail-out protocols.

Referrals: Refer recipients to appropriate health and social services as needed.

Outreach: Work together with WIC Coordinator to conduct WIC outreach activities in Kodiak and the surrounding remote villages and assesses new participants. Will participate in Health Fairs and other community events (Kodiak and villages) representing the WIC Program as directed.

Continuation Education: Responsible for maintaining CEU requirements of position. Will be expected to attend and participate in period training as needed to maintain certification.

General Office Cleaning/Upkeep: Set-up clinic daily in preparation for receiving clients. Secure necessary files and equipment at the days end according to WIC procedures. Sort and process mail. Maintain office machines. Maintain office cleanliness and organization daily.

Once certified, provides anthropometric, dietary and clinical nutrition assessment and screening of participants for nutrition needs in compliance with established guidelines.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree in nutrition or dietetics, or certification as a Competent Professional Authority (CPA). One year of health related work experience in clinical environment preferred.

Infant Child and Adult CPR, or able to obtain upon hire.

Ability to fly to remote communities in small plane

Back Share

Apply Now (function () { 'use strict'; socialShare.init(); })();

Employment Type

Full time