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WIC/MSS Nutrition Assistant

Maternal Support Services Nutrition and WIC Assistant

Salary: $22.50 – $33.59 per hour, payable bi-weekly. The salary scale for this position is between steps 0 and 19, depending on experience. This is an Non – exempt, Hourly position, 40 hours a week. This is a union position.  Applicants must pass an extensive background check.

What You’ll Be Doing
The Maternal Support Services Nutrition and WIC Assistant will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team within an integrated primary care setting. This role focuses on providing patient-centered, trauma-informed, strength-based services, while promoting clients’ self-advocacy and decision-making skills through expert knowledge of community resources and cultures via professional or personal experience. This role will work closely with the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program and the Maternity Support Services (MSS) program staff to provide services to participants and distribute basic nutrition information to all clients under the guidance of the Registered Dietitian. The Maternal Support Services Nutrition and WIC Assistant will report to the Clinic Manager.

 

 

ABILITIES

  • Strong working knowledge of King County Systems and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive, supportive working relationships with clients from diverse backgrounds and their families while maintaining professional boundaries and commitment to cultural humility and person-centered care
  • Excellent problem solving, prioritization, time management, and organization skills
  • Ability to lift and lower a child weighing up to 35 pounds onto a surface no more than 4 feet high with or without accommodation

 

You’ll need these qualifications.

 

Experience

  • Professional or personal experience with community based systems including: DSHS, TANF, WIC, childcare resources, school systems, and/or mental health resources for adults and children
  • Working knowledge of basic nutrition theory and practice, medical terminology, asepsis practices, and universal precautions

 

 

 

 

 

It would be nice if

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English – spoken and written
  • Professional or personal experience with WIC program
  • Phlebotomy certification or Medical Assistant – Registered credential or willingness to obtain
  • Professional experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses and/or persons with substance use disorder

Benefits 
We provide a robust suite of benefits, including the choice of three medical plans, two dental plans, long-term disability, life, and other insurance programs. You’ll have access to flexible spending accounts, a subsidy of up to 80 % of the cost of an ORCA pass, and a generous safe harbor 401K plan with a 3 % base employer contribution plus an additional 2% discretionary match. We’ve got you covered!