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United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley WIC Nutrition Assistant I in Fresno-Marks, California

Under the general direction of the WIC Nutrition Assistant II/III, the WIC Nutrition Assistant I is responsible for: category screening, certification documentation, nutrition assessment, nutrition education, development of individual nutrition education plan (INEP), nutrition education established in nutrition care plan, specific nutrition education established in the high risk INEP by a Registered Dietitian/Degreed Nutritionist, and prescription of food instruments. Also performs general clerical duties in support of WIC Program objectives.

Works closely with the WIC Nutrition Assistant II/III and other members of the WIC Site team to:

  • Greet the applicant/participant either in person or on the telephone.

  • Accept information required for certification or assessment

  • Maintain an electronic family/individual record through the ISIS application and a paper file.

  • Interviews applicants/participants and determines their certification or re-certification eligibility to include: category screening and certification documentation.

  • Make referrals, issue the food instruments, and schedule appointments.

  • Protect; promote; and support breastfeeding, regularly.


  • High School Graduate or GED required.


  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Possess a CA State WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA) Certificate


  • Minimum 1 year of related work experience in interviewing, individual/group nutrition education, or consumer education, desirable

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience in computer basics and data entry; and customer service work preferred.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Able to communicate effectively in interviewing, group education, and one-to-one education sessions, for levels 1-2.

  • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with participants and team members of differing backgrounds; team player

  • Customer-service oriented

  • Basic computer skills and able to learn and understand the ISIS Program

  • Positive professional insight

  • Flexibility and dependability

  • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment

  • Modern office practices and procedures including email

  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks

  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously


  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).

  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.

  • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.

  • Must have high manual dexterity.

  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn.

ID: 2020-1612

Street: 2482 N. Marks Avenue