Nutrition Assistant I
Starting Salary: $26,520 annually (entry level position)
This is para-professional nutrition service work assisting Nutritionists in providing clinical and nutrition education services to low income clients eligible for participation in the women, infants, and children (WIC) program. The employee works under the supervision of a professional Community Nutritionist following established guidelines and protocols.
The employee will be trained by the WIC program to conduct client preliminary eligibility assessments for participation in the WIC program including, but not limited to obtaining client anthropometric data, income data, and meeting the regulatory criteria for participation in the WIC program. The WIC program will also provide training to enable the employee to effectively provide basic nutrition counseling and or classes, provide program orientation to WIC participants, and to effectively encourage breastfeeding and facilitate the efforts of WIC participants who choose to breastfeed their infants.
Applicants must have one year of responsible public contact work in nutrition services OR equivalent work that provides the minimum knowledge, abilities, and skills; graduation from High School – AND EITHER:
- One year of experience in meal planning and preparation (i.e. hospital, school, correctional facility, nursing home, day care center, etc.) – OR
- Have successfully completed the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) training course – OR
- Have successfully completed a course in nutrition at an accredited college or university such as the University of Guam or Guam Community College.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Online application form may be downloaded at http://www.govguamdocs.com/doa/index_doa.htm
Applications may also be obtained in person from the Government of Guam Department of Administration Human Resources Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. and submitted directly to that office:
ITC Building, second floor suite 215
Guam Department of Administration Human Resources
590 Marine Corps Drive
Tamuning, Guam 96913
P.O. Box 884
Hagatna, Guam 96932