The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon WIC Program in Portland, OR is recruiting for a part-time (job share)WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Coordinator to serve as a primary WIC program contact to all local WIC agencies, other state and community partners, and the Western Regional Office of USDA concerning breastfeeding promotion activities. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program.
What will you do? As the WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Coordinator, you will assist in the coordination of the Oregon WIC Program’s breastfeeding promotion and support efforts by planning and implementing the Oregon WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program. You will provide overall leadership and direction as well as policy and standards development in breastfeeding promotion. You will provide consultation regarding breastfeeding and nutrition training and education, and develop materials for local agency staff.
In addition, the WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Coordinator integrates WIC breastfeeding promotion & support activities with other areas within WIC as well as with other health programs. This position will help monitor and evaluate state and local agency breastfeeding initiation and duration statistics while serving as the Nutrition Consultant to the State WIC Office.
What's in it for you? You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in targeted, at-risk populations. Are you a Registered Dietitian? Do you have experience providing professional level support to breastfeeding mothers? Do you have experience working with at-risk populations? If so, we want to connect with you!
What are we looking for?
A bachelor's degree with emphasis on nutrition AND current status as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AND three years of certified work experience as a nutritionist or dietitian in public health, education, maternal and child health, social service, nutrition, or dietetics.
Experience working in a local WIC agency as either a WIC nutritionist or WIC coordinator
Experience using an electronic medical or health records system in a WIC or public health setting
Experience developing, implementing and evaluating WIC and nutrition policies
Experience selecting, reviewing and/or developing educational materials and other resources for use by local agencies and other state staff
Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment
How to Apply
To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions:
You must be a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to quality for this position. Preference will be given to International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and/or those who are bilingual in Spanish.
Internal Number: REQ-11537
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