WIC is a diverse and equity-driven program focusing on nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health and diet screening, growth and development monitoring, and health and social services referrals, as well as providing monthly healthy food benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age. WIC serves families from many cultures and ethnic traditions, languages, backgrounds and abilities. It is designed to promote positive health outcomes, strengthen life course nutrition and health, and reduce health disparities in the populations we serve. This is a professional supervisor position of a public health clinical program. The supervisor must be a highly responsible person with excellent communication skills, technical skills in nutrition, program management skills, supervisory experience, and self-awareness.
As the WIC Clinical and Training Supervisor you will be responsible for:
The clinic management and operations at North and NE WIC clinics, and/or for remote WIC services.
Day to day supervision of approximately 5-7 N/NE WIC staff members. This includes regular supervision meetings with all direct reports to review performance and development goals in relation to standard performance reviews as well as ensuring staff have defined professional growth plans and opportunities, and developing a healthy, functioning team environment.
Developing training and continuing education for all WIC staff, delivering in training sessions and on-line formats. Serving as Training Coordinator role per Oregon State WIC for the Multnomah County local agency.
Understanding and applying an equity lens to the training function at WIC.
Developing training plans for WIC job classes and new hires, using State WIC guidelines and best practice in the field of nutrition. Includes monitoring, tracking, and reporting on continuing education/training.
Communicating with supervisors, stakeholders, State, and staff to assess needs and interests of WIC staff for up to date training.
Understanding and applying adult learning concepts and participant centered approaches and methods to training function.
Developing necessary trust and rapport with staff to be an effective partner in their learning.
Possessing and maintaining the technical and other relevant knowledge to train Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition Assistants in their roles in WIC.
Ability to link the technical and other relevant knowledge and counseling skills to applied clinical situations, creating trained staff who are fully competent to provide excellent service.
Diversity and Inclusion: As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
Minimum Qualification/Transferable Skills
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree and three (3) to six (6) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. (Equivalency 7-10 years of qualifying training and/or experience).
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
SCREENING & EVALUATION:
The Application Packet:
A resume or curriculum vitae
Cover letter describing your interest in this position and how you are the ideal candidate
Please note: Your application and/or resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.
Internal Number: R-3286
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