COOS COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Public Health Aide I
WIC Certifier Trainee
Coos Health & Wellness
$2,900 - $3,386 per month
**Equal Opportunity Employer**
2.Working Title: Public Health Aide I - WIC Certifier Trainee
3.Department: Coos Health & Wellness - Public Health Division
Position Is:Full TimePart TimeExtra Help
Excluded from Bargaining Unit? Yes No AFSCME_________
Eligible for Overtime? Yes No
Under the direction of the WIC Program Manager, orient and train in CHW WIC program and services with opportunity to demonstrate progressive responsibility and ability to successfully perform the duties listed below. A PH Associate I employee shall be eligible for reclassification to PH Associate II status upon successful demonstration of these duties and responsibilities, successfully complete assigned trainings, and maintenance of a full caseload.
This position learns how to provide WIC services e.g. how to assess program eligibility, determinenutritional risk, provide nutrition education and counseling and prescribesupplemental foods. Does related documentation and program clerical duties.
70% Trains and learns the WIC program, the roles and responsibilities of the position:
20% provides WIC services to participants
10% other duties:
Usual work schedule–Monday through Friday, 40 hour week, 8 am to 5 pm and travel to satellite clinics. Occasional out-of-town trainings requiring overnight stay. Requires physical ability to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds, including babies and small children for short periods; requires sitting, bending and walking for lengthy periods during the work day. Will be trained and required to use personal protective equipment for checking hemoglobin levels and protecting against exposure to cleaning materials. Environment can be high paced with loud noises and crying infants.
Graduation from high school or a GED equivalent, with successful completion of one year at an accredited college, and two years’ experience working in a community health setting with similar responsibilities in a WIC program or an equivalent amount of training and experience to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence to perform the duties of the position. Actively will work towards completing all required modules, online courses and in-services relevant to this position. Knowledge of child development and nutrition required. Oregon Drivers’ license or the ability to obtain one. Cultural sensitivity to diverse populations and an ability to work harmoniously with others in an unbiased, nonjudgmental manner, with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with uncooperative, crying children. Customer service experience, good oral/written communication and organizational skills. Must be able to accept supervision, constructive and candid feedback. Preference for bilingual English and Spanish speakers. CPR certification or the ability to get one. Computer keyboarding skills.
10.Is operation of motor vehicle required?YesNo
List equipment, tools, machines used in performance of duties:
Operate a variety of clinical and office equipment, including but not limited to, weight and height measuring equipment such as scales and measuring boards, hemoglobin photometer, breast pump, multiple line telephone system, computer equipment, laptops, Wi-Fi air cards, photocopier, fax machine, and communication systems like Novell Messenger, Skype, Zoom and Group Wise.