Nutritionist II - Greenville County
The following Nutritionist II position is available to provide WIC services in Greenville County.
This position is ideal for those who enjoy nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion, and empowering families through community nutrition.
Change lives, starting with your own.
If you’re passionate about nutrition and health and think there’s more to life than 50-hours work weeks, you should apply.
In support of our mission to improve the quality of life for South Carolinians by promoting the health of the public, DHEC of Greenville County are hiring three (3) Nutritionist II.
You’ll also enjoy regular hours, state benefits, a comprehensive vacation and state holiday package, and the legacy of empowering families for generations to come.
The impact we make could be bigger and more positive than any in our lifetime. It’s a unique opportunity to leave a legacy and still live a life.
- Conducts individualized nutrition assessments to evaluate participant eligibility for certification on the Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Program, including obtaining thorough health history, dietary recall, anthropometrics and biochemical data, evaluation of risk status, and referral screening. Prescribes tailored WIC food packages. Completes documentation for high-Risk participants utilizing SOAP Note format. Provides and documents individualized nutrition follow up for low-risk participants.
- Delivers individualized and group nutrition education and counseling to low-risk participants. Use motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate behavior change. Works with clients to develop mutual nutrition and/or physical activity goals. Refers low risk participants to web-based nutrition education. Develops, conducts, and evaluates group nutrition education for WIC participants following the facilitated learning process.
- Provides breastfeeding promotion and support to pregnant and breastfeeding participants. Screens all pregnant and breastfeeding participants and refers to the appropriate level of care. Issues and monitors breastfeeding supplies.
- Provides formula education and support to participants on WIC contract and List I special formulas. Monitors WIC contract and special formulas as assigned. Refers all participants on List II special formulas and metabolic formulas to the Registered Dietitian.
- Ensures professional skills and knowledge are maintained through participation in continuing education opportunities, WIC trainings, region in-service programs, and agency required trainings. Complete and maintain Certified Lactation Counselor credential if required for the job duties.
- Promotes and builds up the WIC Program through active participation as a member of a multidisciplinary WIC team in clinic/class scheduling, caseload monitoring, and outreach; works with other program staff and disciplines to enhance integration and quality of service.
- Other duties as assigned, including assists with the maintenance and upkeep of nutrition education materials and resources. Prepares and submits required reports. Participates in disaster preparedness and response activities during hazardous weather or declaration of emergency.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
State Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in home economics, home economics education, human ecology, family and child development, dietetics, or foods and nutrition or institutional management.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Agency Additional Requirements: Agency Additional Requirements: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Family Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, Health Promotion or other approved nutrition or health-related degree. Transcripts for all degrees are required to be considered. Other health-related degrees are required to have taken a minimum of one nutrition-specific courses to be eligible.