Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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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

Pay Range: $15-$22/hr, dependent on qualifications


Job Function Provides nutrition education as well as counseling to low income women, infants and children with dietary, medical and health risks by performing the following duties.


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.


Education and/or Experience                                                

Minimum requirements include Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered DTR/NDTR; or Bachelor’s degree in health related field with at least six (6) credit hours in Nutrition. Bachelors or Masters in Nutrition or Dietetics preferred. Must receive approval of NYS Health Department to work as a Competent Professional Authority.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

NYS Driver's License


Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, 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 and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to travel to various locations to support the needs of the program.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest no later than Friday, August 7, 2020  via email at or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.