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Texas WIC Job List

Job Posting 1
Job Title: Nutritionist Senior
Local Agency: 01
Contact/E-mail: pete.atilano@austintexas.gov
City: Austin
Phone: 512-972-6859

Job Description: 

Purpose:
Under general supervision, serve as a lead professional to provide the delivery of health nutrition services for designated clinic with small cliental population.     

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following: 

  1. Administer lead responsibilities for day to day activities for WIC clinic.
  2. Liaison between clinic and Program Supervisor including notification of clinic staffing, supply and equipment needs, report incidents/accidents, and address and resolve immediate customer complaints.
  3. Assist Management with ensuring implementation of internal standardized process changes.
  4. Assess income and nutritional needs to determine eligibility for WIC Program according to Federal, State, and local policies and procedures.
  5. Deliver group and individual nutrition and breastfeeding education according to agency approved Nutrition Education Plan.
  6. Perform participant income and health screenings which includes obtaining ID, residency, and health history measuring height, weight and length of WIC client and plotting on growth grid, calculating income and BMI, performing
    finger stick and determining conditions of nutritional need.
  7. Prescribe supplemental food package, assess need for breastfeeding pumps and supplies, and issues in accordance with Federal, State and Local policies and procedures.
  8. Screen immunization record to obtain immunization status.
  9. Refer participants to appropriate community, health and human service resources as needed.
  10. Issue and maintain inventory of returned formula, breast pumps and supplies, and educational material according to policy.
  11. Participate in assigned health fairs, community events and projects and makes presentations to groups as assigned.
  12. Prepare bulletin boards with nutrition messages according to agency approved Nutrition Education Plan.
  13. Other related duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Food and Nutrition plus two (2) years of experience in a field related to Nutrition or Dietetics.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license.
  • Completion of all required WIC modules during the probationary period.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.austincityjobs.org/.  

Salary: $19.36 – $24.59  per hour

Closing: 4/25/2018


Job Posting 2
Job Title: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Local Agency: 11
Contact/E-mail: apply@gchd.org
City: Texas City
Phone: 

Job Description: 

Would you LOVE to provide resources to women in Galveston County? Would you LOVE to become a part of our WIC Team? Are you ready for the challenge? 
Galveston County Health District is seeking a new Breastfeeding Peer Counselor! The right candidate is responsible for counseling pregnant and breastfeeding women one-to-one.

We can offer you:

  • Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, rich Paid Time Off plans, Free Life Insurance, FREE Long Term Disability, Affordable Medical insurance, FREE parking and much, much more!
  • Team-oriented environment 
  • Hourly Rate: $12.02-$12.38

We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.

Required: 

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Receiving current or previous WIC services and successfully breastfeeding at least one child (present or previously)
  • Preferred bilingual in Spanish
  • Excellent presentation skills and/or training background and/or experience and understanding of adult learning principles
  • Must be receiving or have received WIC services, successfully breastfed at least one baby, (does not have to be currently nursing) and possess high enthusiasm about breastfeeding
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements

An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.  

Traditional Duties:

  • Counsels pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on one-to-one basis at WIC sites, in the hospital or over the phone enabling new mothers to avoid common breastfeeding problems and follows up
  • Provides information promoting breastfeeding, which addresses specific concerns of expectant and breastfeeding mothers and corrects misinformation
  • Weigh and measure infant/child as deemed necessary for complete breastfeeding assessment
  • Identifies breastfeeding experiences that are not the norm and makes an immediate, appropriate referral
  • Assists in training of new Peer Counselors
  • Trains staff in pump issuance, retrieval, and maintenance
  • Assesses need for breast pumps and breastfeeding aids and issues in accordance with State and Local agency policies and procedures
  • Maintains and submits reports of breast pumps, breastfeeding aids counseling time and contacts

How to Apply: To apply please fill out our online application: http://www.gchd.org/about-us/career-opportunities.
Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to apply@gchd.org or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591. No Phone Calls Please. ADA/EEO/DFWP.

Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County.  

Salary: $12.02-$12.38 per hour

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting 3
Job Title: Clinic Supervisor/Certifying Authority/Nutritionist
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: kellie.kinsey@outreachhealth.com
City: Dalhart
Phone: 806-224-5946

Job Description: 

Under direct supervision of WIC Assistant Director, acts as a WIC Clinic Supervisor, including direct supervision of Community Service Aides (CSA) and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Determines WIC eligibility. Performs nutrition assessments and counseling based on information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining blood samples, and obtaining height and weight measurements. Provides breastfeeding support and issues breast pumps. Approves non-contract infant formula.

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in any of the following: nutrition science, human nutrition, or dietetics, community nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, or home economics with food and nutrition major with 24 semester hours credit in food and nutrition. Home economics major or other degreed professionals with 12 or more nutrition hours and 6 science hours will be considered with State Agency approval. Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment. Must have valid Texas Driver's license.

How to Apply: Apply at https://www.outreachhealth.com/employment/ or email Kellie Kinsey at kellie.kinsey@outreachhealth.com for an application.  

Salary: $16.50 per hour

Closing: 6/30/2018


Job Posting 4
Job Title:
 Nutrition Specialist; High Risk Registered Dietitian
Local Agency: 48
Contact/E-mail: Allison.Sheppard@phs.hctx.net
City: Houston, Harris County
Phone: 713-439-6131

Job Description: 

The Nutrition Specialist High Risk RD provides evaluation and individualized nutrition counseling to high risk WIC clients. The RD provides follow up on referrals of clients to other health providers, evaluates and approves non-contract formula requests for the WIC Program. The RD functions as one of the Certifying Authorities for assigned WIC Sites in Harris County. Participates as a member of the WIC administrative team to assess and recommend changes in local policies and procedures. Assists with the training and evaluation of WIC Certifying Authorities and WIC Certification Specialists as needed. Conducts outreach activities to inform community groups/agencies about WIC services and/or to provide nutrition education.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx?department%5b0%5d=Public%20Health%20Services&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=1.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: 3/31/2018


Job Posting 5
Job Title: Clinic Supervisor/Certifying Authority/Nutritionist
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: brittaney.sparks@outreachhealth.com
City: Cleburne
Phone: 817-641-7966

Job Description: 

Under direct supervision of WIC Assistant Director, acts as a WIC Clinic Supervisor, including direct supervision of Community Service Aides (CSA) and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Determines WIC eligibility. Performs nutrition assessments and counseling based on information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining blood samples, and obtaining height and weight measurements. Provides breastfeeding support and issues breast pumps. Approves non-contract infant formula. 

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in any of the following: nutrition science, human nutrition, or dietetics, community nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, or home economics with food and nutrition major with 24 semester hours credit in food and nutrition. Home economics major or other degreed professionals with 12 or more nutrition hours and 6 science hours will be considered with State Agency approval. Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment. Must have valid Texas Driver's license.

How to Apply: Apply at https://www.outreachhealth.com/employment/ or email Brittaney Sparks brittaney.sparks@outreachhealth.com for an application.

Salary: $16.50 per hour or more depending on WIC experience and education

Closing: 4/26/2018


Job Posting 6
Job Title:
 Registered Dietitian
Local Agency: 38
Contact/E-mail: TanyaHS@cctexas.com
City: Corpus Christi
Phone: 361-826-1351

Job Description: 

  • Provide high risk level counseling and documentation to WIC participants.
  • Provide guidance to other staff teaching WIC classes to ensure that nutrition education is presented per policies, procedure, and approved plans.
  • Determine eligibility for applicants using DSHS policies and procedures.
  • Perform nutritional assessments and counseling based on information gathered by interviewing participants and evaluating anthropometric (health, weight, BMI and biochemical data).
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator for clinic.
  • Coordinate and perform community outreach for the Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health District WIC Program.

How to Apply: http://www.citynet.cc/government/human-resources/jobs/city-jobs/index

Salary: $35,479 - $58,137 Annually Depends on Qualifications

Closing: Open until filled 




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    Last updated April 26, 2018