Portland, Washington

Job Description

Position Title: WIC Certifier

City: Portland

State/Territory: US-OR

Employment Duration: Full time

Offer Relocation: No

Excempt Status: Non-exempt

ID: 12929


Join our team as a WIC Certifier at Rosewood Family Health Center in Portland, OR, and be part of a healthcare organization that believes in making a difference beyond medical care! At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we value inclusivity and are more than just a job—we are a community committed to the well-being of our migrant farmworkers.

We've transformed into a leading community health center. With 40+ clinics across Washington and Oregon, we offer a wide range of services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, nutritional counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health. Our holistic model also extends assistance to shelter, energy, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling, home visits, and mobile medical/dental clinics.

Explore our short clips, "WE are Yakima - WE are Family" and "YVFWC - And then we grew," for a glimpse into our dedication to our communities, health, and families.

What We Offer

  • $20.31-$24/hour DOE with the ability to go higher for highly experienced candidates
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance including medical, dental, vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine
  • Profit sharing & 403(b) retirement plan available
  • Generous PTO, eight paid holidays, and much more!

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Informs and educates clients of the WIC program, policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Educates clients on usage of WIC benefits.
  • Completes assessment to determine eligibility for program including factors of income, nutrition needs and client category. Completes certification per federal and state guidelines.
  • Performs point of care hemoglobin testing and anthropometric measures to evaluate health and determine risk status. Interprets results per federal and state guidelines.
  • Assesses client nutrition needs and provides referrals to the Dietitian for high risk or special need participants.
  • Makes referrals for social services to internal and external agencies as needed.
  • Utilizes knowledge of the nutritional needs of infants, children, prenatal and postpartum women along with assessment information to provide participant-centered recommendations and counseling on nutrition. Engages the participant to set goals to improve their health outcomes. Considers the client’s interests, concerns and effectiveness of previous sessions.
  • Utilizes knowledge of basic evidenced-based breastfeeding techniques to educate clients on the benefits and basics of normal breastfeeding.
  • Assigns and issues the WIC food package most appropriate to the participants’ category, risk, and personal preferences per federal and state guidelines.
  • Completes client charts and updates participant information per state and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) policies.
  • Documents nutrition assessment data, health history, diet assessment, care plans and nutrition education provided.
  • Provides client-centered customer service, manages clinic flow including answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments.
  • Maintains awareness of community demographics, resources, and needs. Performs outreach activities as assigned.
  • Performs quality assurance procedures including conducting inventory checks, peer chart review and quality control checks on point of care machines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.


  • Education: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Experience: One year of customer service experience. An Associate's degree may replace experience. Reception experience preferred. Nutrition education training or experience preferred. Experience working with children and infants preferred. Previous WIC Certifier or Educator experience preferred.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish is required. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 9 on the language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. The Program Director may designate some FTEs as non-bilingual WIC Certifier positions. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions. Ability to effectively interact with women, caregivers, infants, children and staff in a professional manner. General knowledge in culturally appropriate practice. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records. Knowledge about basic nutrition concepts desired.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.

Contact us at jobs@yvfwc.org to learn more about this opportunity!

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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 05/06/2024