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Nutrition Assistant Certifier I or II – Posting #25937

Hourly Rate: $21.00

Position Summary:

Full-time Nutrition Assistant Certifier position available for our WIC/Nutrition Program located in Bellingham Cordata, Downtown Bellingham and Ferndale WA. The person in this department will also be working at these other WIC/Nutrition sites.

The Nutrition Assistant I will be responsible for client enrollments, orientations, voucher issuance and maintaining client files; Identifies and makes nutrition and other health related referrals, performs client risk assessments and provides basic nutrition education in individual and group settings.

The Nutrition Assistant II is responsible for WIC participant enrollment, termination, orientation, voucher delivery and maintaining client files.  He or she also performs preliminary participant risk assessment and some basic nutrition education, identifies and makes nutrition and other health or community service referrals.  She/he also assists with the Nutrition Program clerical support including, but not limited to; completing participant reports, maintaining records and monthly statistics.

Requirements (Nutrition Assistant I):

  • Valid state Driver’s License required
  • Access to an insured vehicle
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Experience with the WIC program and/or interest in nutrition desirable
  • Excellent customer service skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for this position.
  • Bilingual in English/Russian or English/Spanish preferred but not required.

Education and/or Experience (Nutrition Assistant Certifier II)

  • Registration as Diet Tech or a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition or Nursing.
  • Previous experience with WIC program desired.
  • Interest and experience in basic nutrition and childhood development desirable.
  • 7-hour course in HIV/AIDS, required by State.
  • Medical Assistant-Registered Certification required for Hemoglobin testing. Staff that do not have the Medical Assistant-Registered Certification are not permitted to perform the Hemoglobin testing. Staff are required to obtain the Certification after hire or promotion.
  • Completion of the Minimum Paraprofessional Competencies (a set of standards defined by Washington State WIC Program) within guidelines set in WIC/Nutrition Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have and maintain a TB test annually.
  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW.

If you have any questions regarding the position, email Teresa Coster, WIC Coordinator, at