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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Nutrition Assistant Certifier I or II in Lynnwood, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Nutrition Assistant Certifier I or II - Posting #26032

Nutrition Assistant Certifier I Hourly Rate: $21.00

Nutrition Assistant Certifier II Hourly Rate: $23.27

Position Summary:

Full-time Nutrition Assistant Certifier position available for our WIC/Nutrition Program located in Lynnwood, WA. The person in this department will also be working at other WIC/Nutrition sites if needed.

The Nutrition Assistant I will be responsible for client enrollments, orientations, voucher issuance and maintaining client files; Identifies and makes nutrition and other health related referrals, performs client risk assessments and provides basic nutrition education in individual and group settings.

The Nutrition Assistant II is responsible for WIC participant enrollment, termination, orientation, voucher delivery and maintaining client files.  He or she also performs preliminary participant risk assessment and some basic nutrition education, identifies and makes nutrition and other health or community service referrals.  She/he also assists with the Nutrition Program clerical support including, but not limited to; completing participant reports, maintaining records and monthly statistics.

Requirements (Nutrition Assistant I):

  • Valid state Driver’s License required

  • Access to an insured vehicle

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • Experience with the WIC program and/or interest in nutrition desirable

  • Excellent customer service skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for this position. 

  • Bilingual in English/Russian or English/Spanish preferred but not required.

Requirements (Nutrition Assistant Certifier II):

  • Registration as Diet Tech or a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition or Nursing.

  • Previous experience with WIC program desired.

  • Interest and experience in basic nutrition and childhood development desirable.

  • 7-hour course in HIV/AIDS, required by State.

  • Medical Assistant-Registered Certification required for Hemoglobin testing. Staff that do not have the Medical Assistant-Registered Certification are not permitted to perform the Hemoglobin testing. Staff are required to obtain the Certification after hire or promotion.

  • Completion of the Minimum Paraprofessional Competencies (a set of standards defined by Washington State WIC Program) within guidelines set in WIC/Nutrition Policies and Procedures.

  • Must have and maintain a TB test annually.

  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

  • Bilingual in English/Russian or English/Spanish preferred but not required.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.  

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Rachel Myhre, WIC Coordinator, at RachelMyhre@seamarchc.org.

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 01/25/2024

External candidates considered after 01/30/2024

Reposted on 02/07/2024

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org. You may also apply through our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html

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