Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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CAPCO’s Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program is searching for a compassionate Nutritionist to join our team! Grow your skills by helping us serve Cortland County’s low-income families by providing nutritional assessments and breastfeeding support and education.


Position: Nutritionist

Program: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Reports to: WIC Director

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week with benefits

Job Function: Provides nutrition assessments, breast feeding education and support, as well as counseling to low-income women, infants, and children with dietary, medical and health risks.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Responsible for conducting nutritional assessments including anthropometry, hematology, dietary, medical and health necessary for the WIC certification process.
  • Develops appropriate individualized nutrition education plans for high-risk and non-high-risk clients.
  • Provides nutrition education, diet counseling, referrals, and support to WIC clients.
  • Tailors and authorizes food packages for participants
  • Provides instruction on use of farmer’s market coupons and promotes the use of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Assist with packing and unpacking van at outreach sites, drives van as needed.
  • Responsible for documentation of nutrition services. Plans, evaluates, and orders materials for nutrition education.
  • Promotes breastfeeding.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of medical supplies and NYS publications and orders as needed.
  • Assist with the development of the annual Local Agency Compliance and Self-Assessment Plan.
  • Enters all data completely and accurately into WIC computer system.
  • Assist with outreach and community events.
  • Attends conferences to continue professional development as time and budget allow. Attend periodic meetings.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities: could include completing the Certified Lactation Counselor course and overseeing the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program.


Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Nutrition; Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degree; or bachelor’s degree in a health related field with at least six (6) credit hours in Nutrition.


Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.