Bilingual WIC Certifier - Yakima, WA

Employer: Lincoln Avenue Medical-Dental Center (YVFWC)

Job Description:
Job Brief
Assess the WIC eligibility of women, infants, and children, and provide basic nutritional counseling and referrals. Yakima, WA

Employment duration:Full time
Exempt Status:Non-exempt
Offer Relocation?:No
Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered, but serial COVID testing will be required to maintain employment.

Join our family at YVFWC!

As a WIC certifier you will assess the WIC eligibility of women, infants, and children, based on the evaluation of income, health history, and assessment of weight, height, diet recall, and hemoglobin. Certifiers provide basic nutritional counseling and referrals to other community agencies, issue vouchers, and explain the procedure for using vouchers. The WIC Certifier will maintain caseload and production levels as specified at each site.

What we're looking for:
Someone able to effectively communicate in individual and group settings.
Writes concise and clear communication in English and possesses excellent telephone skills.
Has a passion to work with infants and children.
Basic computer and typing skills, use of basic math skills, and alphabetize lists of names.
Strong time management skills.
Flexible and able to work in a team environment.
Ability to work independently with general guidance.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Experience: 2 years of customer service experience required. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for two years of work experience.
Current Washington State driver’s license and proof of liability insurance coverage.
Medical Assistant-Registered within 1 year of employment; applied for within 10 days of employment, and WIC certification preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish and must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 9 on the ALTA language proficiency scale.
Complete WIC Certification Competency Training provided and pass internal quality measures to become certified.
Nutrition training or experience.
Experience working with children and infants.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with the public or teaching.
Employees who have proof of completing a certified MA program will retain their higher-level license of MA-P (phlebotomist).
We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:
We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
We will let joy in.
We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=YVFWC&cws=47&rid=6352
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on September 09, 2021

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