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Educator Lead, Nutrition - Westside Family Health Center

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Educator Lead, Nutrition - Westside Family Health Center to join our team!
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Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:

Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health. Department ACS-CHS Grants Funded Job Summary

Under general supervision, the WIC Educator Lead delivers WIC services to participants by determining and documenting eligibility, maintains participant and program records, and interviews and provides nutrition and breastfeeding education with behavior change goals to develop individual care plans. Refers WIC participants to appropriate healthcare, community, and social service programs. Is required to float to all WIC clinics as needed. The WIC Educator Lead is a resource for clinic staff, other Denver Health departments, and outside partners who has additional duties beyond the scope of a WIC Educator.

Essential Functions:

  • Client Interactions
    * Determines WIC program eligibility and enrolls WIC participants
    * Conducts nutrition interviews and health assessments
    * Utilizes participant-centered and motivational interviewing approaches to providing education and counseling
    * Collaborates with medical teams to enroll WIC-eligible families within medical appointments
    * Supports building-wide enrollment for multiple departments
    * Supports grant data collection to ensure that grant deliverables are met
    * Refers clients to appropriate healthcare, community, and social service programs
    * Provides customer service through clerical phone support and front desk management
    * Promotes and supports breastfeeding
  • Leadership
    * Trains and updates training materials for new staff
    * Coordinates services and ensures program compliance with non-WIC partners
    * Clarifies policies and procedures to staff in supervisor's absence
    * Demonstrates and promotes positive interpersonal relationships with internal and external clients and fellow employees
    * Demonstrates and promotes courtesy, dignity, empathy, and respect through verbal and non-verbal communications

    (20%) Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED Required Work Experience:
      • less than 1 year A minimum of 6 months of WIC experience Required Licenses:
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
        • CLC-Certified Lactation Counselor - ALPP - Academy ofLactationPolicy and Practice Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

          • Knowledge of basic spelling and math, including measurements used for weight, height, and length (fractions, pounds, and ounces).
          • Proficient typing and bilingual skills preferred.
          • Ability to: operate standard office equipment; prepare and maintain accurate and neat records; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
          • Ability to: work as a team member and to provide quality customer service skills in person and over the phone.
            Shift Work Type Regular Salary $21.11 - $28.56 / hr Benefits
            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer Our Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • Transparency All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

                Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

                As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

                Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

                We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
                Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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