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WIC Assistant

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/09
Posting End Date: 2024/04/21
Category: Health Education
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: McCall, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 15.96
Maximum Salary: 19.95
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Partnering to promote and protect health in our communities

Values: Excellence / Positive Impact / Partnership / Innovation / Credibility / Humanity

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Valley county? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Central District Health (CDH) is currently recruiting for a motivated individual to join our dedicated group of public health professionals in our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program as a part-time WIC Assistant in our McCall officeThis position will work approximately 20 hours per week. We are seeking applicants who will embrace our agency values, who have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, and who are organized and focused on providing exceptional care for the families they serve. If this sounds like you, perhaps it’s time you considered a rewarding career with CDH.

This position includes a $500 sign-on bonus (payable after 90 days of service)

CDH is dedicated to living our values, is focused on a healthy work/life balance, has a culture that is centered on teamwork and empowerment, and provides an amazing benefit package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits (consistently ranked as one of the nation's best defined benefit retirement plans), Medical/Dental Benefits (employee plans are available under $34 per month) and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire and 11 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave. Educational benefits include up to $2,500 per year tuition reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

Typical Duties:

  • Performs paraprofessional clinical duties; establishes and maintains client records, gathers client data and provides health and community program resource information to clients;
  • Interviews clients to obtain and document detailed personal data including health and dietary information;
  • Explains services and programs, determines client eligibility, uses information to establish needs and adapts services for clients;
  • Obtains, processes, and reads results of height, weight and hemoglobin; 
  • Describes program requirements, client rights and obligations;
  • Provides health and nutrition information to groups and individuals using professionally prepared materials;
  • Distributes program outreach materials;
  • Contacts clients about program services;
  • Compiles data for program reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: health and nutritional needs of adults and children.

Experience: interviewing and eliciting personal information; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; recording information accurately and legibly.

This position includes laboratory testing duties and requires a High School diploma or GED certificate.

Preferred Qualifications (these are not required, however, having these qualifications may increase your overall ranking):

  • Experience in a customer service role;
  • Experience collecting blood samples in a clinic setting;
  • Experience measuring height and weight;
  • Experience giving presentations to groups or conducting training sessions;
  • Ability to speak, write and read both English and Spanish.

Supplemental Information:

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check. 

 Thank you for your interest in employment with Central District Health!

 If you have questions about this position please contact us at:

 Email: [email protected]

 Phone: 208.327.8503  

CDH is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Employees of CDH are required to refrain from the use of any nicotine products. CDH will not hire tobacco or nicotine users.

CDH is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. CDH prohibits discrimination against any individual based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, disabilities, veterans’ status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

CDH is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact 208.327.8503, or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Notice: Idaho’s Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.

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