$52,187.20 - $66,144.00 Annually Location
WA. 98002, WAJob Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/weekDepartment
DPH - Public HealthJob Number
Community Health ServicesClosing
3/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Summary
The Auburn Community Health Services Division within Public Health Seattle and King County
is seeking a skilled Nutrition Assistant
to provide services at our WIC clinics as a part of our Auburn Team!
The Nutrition Assistant will provide services to clients participating in the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program , assess eligibility, and provide nutrition education to individuals and families - both through individual appointments and in a group or classroom setting. The Nutrition Assistant works closely with Registered Dietitians, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, Community Health Workers in the Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management (MSS/ICM) programs, and with healthcare workers from community partners.
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent customer service skills, have the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with our clients from various cultures, and communicate effectively with English as a Second Language (ESL) clients with the assistance of an interpreter. The candidate will also exhibit flexibility in managing tasks such as teaching classes, providing administrative support, and assisting with certification appointments. Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:
Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
The county government has a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from all communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
We recognize that structural racism consists of principles and practices that cause and justify an inequitable distribution of rights, opportunities, and experiences across racial groups. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis in June 2020, King County and Public Health committed to being intentionally anti-racist and accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.
To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx Who May Apply:
This position is open to all qualified applicants. Work Location:
Primary work site for this position is Auburn Public Health Center; 901 Auburn Way N, Suite A, Auburn WA 98002. The candidate will work at various King County Public Health Centers and satellite offices based on business need. The candidate must have the ability to travel to sites throughout King County and drive a King County-issued car. Work Schedule:
This is a full-time opportunity. Working during hours are generally Monday-Friday during business hours (WIC/MSS program is open during the hours of 7:30 am-6:00 pm). Hours will vary based on business need and alternative work schedule may be available. The candidates may need to work weekend and evening hours. Job Duties
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Gather and assess information for determining health and nutrition risk factors, program eligibility, client education, and referrals
- Provide group nutrition education and individual nutrition education, which includes breastfeeding support
- Obtain and document anthropometric measurements for infants, children and adults, which includes obtaining blood samples for hemoglobin testing
- Respond to telephone inquiries - screen, schedule, and interview diverse clients to determine the appointment type and appropriate provider
- Document client information and services, and manage appointment schedules in various electronic records, including Cascades and Epic, to support both the WIC and MSS/ICM programs.
- Provide direct customer service to a diverse clientele, providing WIC services, issuing and educating on the use of WIC checks, determining appointment types
- Conduct WIC outreach and program tasks, such as generating end of day reports and client letters
- Participate in WIC-related committees, including breastfeeding promotion activities, clinic health and information fairs, and the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
- Order and maintain program supplies and educational materials
- Participate in quality assurance activities
- Complete annual WIC trainings, and continuing nutrition and breastfeeding education requirements
- Use Microsoft Outlook and other electronic communication tools to coordinate work, and training requirements
- Ability to work with a variety of computer programs, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite - Teams, Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Ability to lift and lower a child weighing up to 35 pounds onto a surface more than 4 feet high with or without accommodation
Desired Qualifications: Supplemental Information Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
- Ability to complete the Washington State WIC paraprofessional competencies within 6 months of hire.
- Ability to obtain Washington State Medical Assistant-Registered or Phlebotomist certification within 30 days of hire in order to perform hemoglobin/hematocrit testing on WIC participants.
- Ability to obtain a Washington State food worker card.
- A current BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED certification before hire.
- Ability to apply nutrition and health promotion knowledge/practices in working with clients from diverse backgrounds to make positive changes in health behaviors.
- Working knowledge of basic nutrition theory and practice, medical terminology, asepsis practices, and universal precautions.
- Demonstrated ability to provide direct client services in a health care setting.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to basic cooking and food demonstration techniques.
- Ability to understand various perspectives and listen to others without conveying judgment.
- Excellent problem solving, priority setting, and organizational abilities.
- Commitment to equity and racial justice principles and demonstrated ability to serve clients with cultural humility.
Guided by our " True North
", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
If you are the successful candidate for the position(s), as a condition of your employment, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in the medical clinic(s) outlined in this job posting prior to your start date. To ensure this condition is met, prior to your start date, the county will send you a conditional offer letter requesting you to provide proof of vaccination or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Application process:
Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
- Supplemental questionnaire responses
- Please do not use "see resume" in your application or answers to supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
- Please do not copy and paste your entire resume, or copy and paste your entire job history, as your answers to the supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
- Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
- Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume will not be considered a complete application.
Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. In the event the job classification requires an exam; an offer of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam and must maintain security clearance. Supplemental Information:
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs/applying.aspx
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.
Applicants from this job posting may be used to fill temporary or other positions in this classification for a period of up to a year. Union Affiliation:
Protec 17 Contact:
For more information about the application process please contact Mark Lacy at Mlacy@kingcounty.gov .
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.NOTE:
Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.