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COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL AUTHORITY (CPA) Michigan City/LaPorte full time Women, Infants and Children (WIC) General Statement of Duties: WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA) assists with outreach and recruitment of program participants as well as the promotion of the WIC program. The CPA provides administrative/supervisory support to all WIC staff within their clinics and carries out NWICA objectives for the program. Assist the WIC Clinical Assistant with the responsibilities of check in clients, making appointments, keeping the client data base updated and any other integral part of providing excellent customer service to WIC participants. As required, perform health measurements on all participants and accurately assess nutrition risk. Provides participant centered nutrition counseling and referral services for WIC participants. Positively promotes breastfeeding to all WIC participants, educate through facilitation of breastfeeding classes while ensuring breastfeeding initiation and duration. Qualifications: Candidate should be a qualified Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, or Licensed Registered Nurse. A Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics) with an emphasis in Nutrition defined as a minimum of 9 hours in nutrition which include, 3 hours of introductory nutrition, 3 hours in life cycle nutrition, 3 hours in advance nutrition. Candidate should also possess excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. Be a self-starter, able to work independently, service oriented with attention to detail. Be committed to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, volunteers, program participants, and other WIC Program supporters. BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELORS Rural county WIC sites (Pulaski, Jasper, Newton) Hammond • Part-Time Women, Infants and Children (WIC) General Statement of Duties: The primary function of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is to promote breastfeeding within the community and the clinic in conjunction with outreach activities of the WIC Program. The Peer Counselor recruits and counsels WIC prenatal and nursing mothers as well as provides breastfeeding support and education for new mothers. Qualifications: Candidate should be a current or previous breastfeeding mother with a minimum of 6 months of breastfeeding experience. Willing to successfully complete WIC Peer Counselor training. Must have reliable transportation. Must have internet access at home. Basic knowledge of clerical work (filing, data entry, telephone etiquette, etc.) required. Have excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. Selfstarter, able to work independently, service oriented with attention to detail. CLINICAL ASSISTANT Part-time Tuesday and Thursdays in Winamac • WIC General Statement of Duties: WIC Clinical Assistant performs all clerical functions. The primary function of the WIC Clinical Assistant is to assist the WIC Site Manager and CPA in the WIC certification process of participants. He/She will explain the WIC Program and its benefits to participants, confirm participant eligibility, and assist with WIC Program promotion/education and outreach for the purpose of maintaining and increasing participant utilization. The WIC Clinical Assistant will receive participants in a professional and courteous manner, collect appropriate date and perform the necessary associated clerical duties. Qualifications: Candidate should possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Experience with the WIC Program desirable. Basic knowledge of clerical work (filing, date entry, telephone etiquette, etc.) is required. Have excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills. Self-starter, able to work independently, service orientated with attention to detail. Bilingual desired. Send Cover Letter and Resume to: NWICA Corp,. • 5240 Fountain Dr. • Crown Point, IN 46307 Or email to: resume@nwi-ca.org NWICA is an equal opportunity employer.

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