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Texas WIC Job List

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Job Posting: 1
Job Title: WIC Clerk/Health Aide
Local Agency: 29-00
Contact/E-mail: Sheila Lentini
City: Rosenberg 
Phone: 281-633-3198 

Job Description:

  • Perform assigned clinical, technical and clerical support necessary to complete the WIC certification process and issuance of WIC food Benefits.
  • High school diploma or GED. One-year work experience, preferably in the health field.
  • Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels.

How to Apply: Visit myaccesshealth.org to complete an application.

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 2
Job Title: WIC Nutritionist
Local Agency: 29-00
Contact/E-mail: Sheila Lentini
City: Rosenberg 
Phone: 281-633-3198 

Job Description:

  • A professional nutritionist or vocational nurse assigned to function as a WIC Certifying Authority (CA).

How to Apply: Visit myaccesshealth.org to complete an application.

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 3
Job Title: WIC Certifying Authority
Local Agency: 126
Contact/E-mail: Tim Bledsoe
City:  Brenham
Phone: 979-251-9882  

Job Description:

  • A degreed Nutritionist, LVN or RN assigned to function as a WIC Certifying Authority with major responsibilities in nutrition counseling, quality assurance, nutrition risk assessment, nutrition and breastfeeding education and training components for the assigned WIC site and agency wide.
  • Serve as approval authority for special infant formulas agency wide.
  • Provide technical assistance, consultation and referrals to health care providers.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science or Home Economics with 24 or more semester hours in food and nutrition. 
  • Degreed professionals with 12 or more semester hours credit in food and nutrition and 6 semester hours of science from an accredited university.
  • Registered nurse (RN) with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an associate degree.
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • WIC program experience preferred.
  • High ethical standards.

How to Apply: Submit current resume to Tim Bledsoe.

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 4
Job Title: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Local Agency: 126
Contact/E-mail: Tim Bledsoe
City:  Brenham
Phone: 979-251-9882  

Job Description:

  • Candidate needs to be, or have been, a WIC client.
  • Will counsel and support WIC clients who are breastfeeding or plan to breastfed by telephone, home-visits, or in the WIC clinic.
  • Provide follow-up support for lactation management issues by telephone, home-visits, or in the WIC Clinic as needed.
  • Teach classes and lead support groups on the advantages of breastfeeding and breastfeeding management.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of WIC Program breastfeeding information and standards.
  • Participates in assigned health fairs and community events/projects and makes presentations to groups as assigned.
  • Orders, maintains, cleans and inventories breast pumps and supplies according to schedule and policy.
  • Issues breast pumps and supplies to Participants as needed and updates required inventory records.
  • Participates as a member of the WIC management team by aiding the Lactation Consultant or Breastfeeding
  • Coordinator with miscellaneous tasks as needed.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish is required.

How to Apply: Submit current resume to Tim Bledsoe.

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 5
Job Title: Nutritionist (regular full-time) 
Local Agency: 76 
Contact/E-mail: Sarah Last, MS, RD, Assistant Director
City: Gainesville
Phone: 940-727-8065 or 940-668-1292

Job Description: 

  • A Nutritionist performs nutrition assessments and counseling based upon information gathered by interviewing participants, obtaining and assessing blood samples, obtaining and assessing height and weight measurements, evaluating nutrition risk, and helping facilitate the client’s choices regarding parenting and nutrition practices.
  • Nutritionists facilitate as well as monitor the facilitation of client-centered nutrition education classes.
  • WIC Nutritionists encourage breastfeeding by promoting a supportive environment, presenting lessons, interacting with citizens, answering questions, and determining participants’ understanding.
  • This position is in a clinic with a current caseload of approximately 1,300 participants.
  • Other duties performed as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science or Home Economics with 24 or more semester hours in food and nutrition.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver's license, comply with State of Texas driving laws, and maintain an acceptable driving record.
How to Apply: Apply online at www.outreachhealth.com or email sarah.last@outreachhealth.com

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: open until filled 


Job Posting: 6
Job Title: High Risk Registered Dietician
Local Agency: 049
Contact/E-mail: Tammy M. Hernandez
City:
Pearsall
Phone: 830-334-0090

Job Description: 

  • Referral follow up and counseling using a system of communication for high-risk referrals from assigned WIC sites.
  • Evaluates referrals from WIC sites and takes appropriate actions to counsel or assist client with high risk condition.
  • Documents follow ups activities with clients in medical records and High Risk referral logs.
  • Communicates and coordinates closely with assigned WIC sites to assure service to clients.
  • Participates in annual administrative audits of clinical services and records.
  • Conducts self Audits for WIC sites and relates findings with staff.
  • Assist in planning staff trainings.
  • Non-contract Formula Approval- utilizes a system of communication such as assigned paper for requests for non-contract formula approval for assigned WIC sites.
  • Evaluates formula requests, communicates with healthcare providers to clarify request and makes approval determination of formula request.
  • Documents formula approval activity in client's medical record.
  • Management of duties - participates as a member of the WIC management team to assess and recommend change in local policies and procedures.

How to Apply: Send an e-mail to Tammy M. Hernandez

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 7
Job Title: Nutrition Specialist: High Risk Registered Dietitian
Local Agency: 48 
Contact/E-mail: Jolene Norbert-Harrell
City: Houston 
Phone: 713-439-6153

Job Description: 

  • Referral Follow-up and Counseling
    • Utilizes a system of communication for high risk referrals from assigned WIC sites.
    • Utilizes an appointment system for high risk client visits at assigned WIC sites. 
    • Evaluates referrals from WIC sites and takes appropriate actions to counsel or assist client with high risk condition.
    • Documents follow-up activities with clients in medical record and High Risk Referral Log.
    • Communicates and coordinates closely with assigned WIC sites to assure efficient service to clients.
  • Non-contract Formula Approval
    • Utilizes a system of communication, such as an assigned pager, for requests for non-contract formula approval from assigned WIC sites.
    • Evaluates formula requests, communicates with health care provider to clarify request and makes approval determination of formula requests.
    • Documents formula approval activity in client’s medical record.
  • Management Duties
    • Participates as a member of the WIC management team to assess and recommend changes in local policies and procedures.
    • Participates in annual administrative audits of clinical services and records. 
How to Apply: Please visit www.hcphes.org - Jobs (view positions under Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention)

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 8
Job Title: Nutrition Specialist: Breastfeeding Promotions Coordinator
Local Agency: 48 
Contact/E-mail: Jolene Norbert-Harrell
City: Houston 
Phone: 713-439-6153

Job Description: 

  • Under the supervision of the Assistant WIC Director, the Nutrition Specialist: Breastfeeding Promotion Coordinator develops and implements the Breastfeeding Promotion Plan according to the Texas Department State Health Services (DSHS) policies.
  • Coordinates the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.
  • Provides nutrition and breastfeeding information to staff, WIC participants and the public.
  • Assists in the training of WIC staff.
  • Determines eligibility of WIC participants and provides nutrition education.
  • Develops and submits the Breastfeeding Promotion Plan to the state agency.
  • Monitors and/or conducts the activities outlined in the annual Breastfeeding Promotion Plan for compliance throughout the plan year.
  • Coordinates breastfeeding promotion activities among community agencies and local WIC agencies.
  • Promotes breastfeeding through media activities, news releases, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), etc.
  • Prepares required reports on breastfeeding activities for both the local and state agency
How to Apply: Please visit www.hcphes.org - Jobs (view positions under Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention)

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled  

 

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Last updated February 04, 2016