Nutrition Site Supervisor
Salary: $26.61-$32.49 hourly / $4,629-$5,651 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, supervises staff in one of
the Public Health Department's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
clinics; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this class are
responsible for supervising the day-to-day WIC clinic operations and
activities of staff providing direct participant services. This
class is distinguished from the WIC Program Supervisor by the
latter's responsibility for supervising Countywide WIC clinic
operations, as well as other County nutrition programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Supervises and monitors the performance of professional,
paraprofessional, and clerical support staff involved in providing
direct client services, such as eligibility determination, issuance
of food vouchers, standard nutrition education and counseling, and
referral of high-risk clients.
2. Monitors and evaluates clinic performance and staffing needs to
assure operational efficiency and service effectiveness; conducts
chart reviews; responds to and resolves complex issues referred by
staff; assists with interviews and staff selection; assigns work to
staff; conducts staff meetings; identifies the need for and provides
training; conducts employee performance evaluations; recommends and
takes disciplinary action as required.
3. Assists the Nutrition Services Supervisor in developing program
procedures and with staff development activities; may assist in
reviewing the menus for County jails and other detention facilities.
4. Provides direct client services, for WIC and other Public Health
Programs, including assessing a client's nutritional and health care
status and needs; developing nutritional plans for medically
high-risk clients and performing dietary/nutritional counseling; and
referring clients to appropriate agencies or medical providers.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree
from an accredited college or university with major course work in
nutrition and dietetics and possession of a dietitian registration
with the American Dietetic Association; and,
1. two years of professional nutrition experience that included
experience providing nutritional counseling; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Public
Health Nutritionist with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Incumbents must be willing to travel to
various clinic sites, and may be required to work evenings and
weekends. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License
is required. Bilingual skills may be required for some positions.
Knowledge of: human nutrition and its relationship to health and
disease; current trends and issues in public health nutrition;
methods of nutrition and dietary assessments and developing a care
plan; comparative costs of foods in relation to their nutritional
value; the nutritional habits or cultural needs of program
participants; community resources and services; counseling
techniques; educational methods appropriate for adults and
adolescents; standard English grammar and usage; and standard office
Ability to: learn nutrition principles and practices during infancy,
childhood, pregnancy, and breastfeeding; learn and apply the
principles and practices of supervision; interpret and apply WIC
program rules and regulations; analyze diets for nutritional
adequacy; establish rapport with and motivate individuals from
diverse backgrounds; prepare and maintain client records and
reports; monitor and direct the work of professional,
paraprofessional, and clerical support staff; organize and
prioritize work assignments for self and subordinate staff; identify
operational problems and implement or recommend improvements;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
superiors, co-workers, staff, and the general public; prepare
reports; maintain client confidentiality; work independently.
Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience as a nutritionist in a
Women, Infants, and Children program and supervisory experience are