The annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefit package which includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Participation in the San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust
- Retirement Fund
- Deferred Compensation Plan
- Flexible Spending Section 125 Plans
- Paid Personal, Sick and Vacation Days
- Paid Holidays
- Employee Assistance Program
- Education Allowance
- Post Employment Health Plan
Internal Number: 0622PM-001347-01
The County of San Luis Obispo has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team! We are looking for professional and motivated team members with experience as Public Health Nutritionist I as a Lactation Consultant. Applicants must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and must have current status as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Examples of Duties:
· Provide lactation consulting services via in-person, phone, or telehealth (as necessary due to Covid -19 precautions), at satellite WIC offices throughout the County of San Luis Obispo.
· Conduct individual breastfeeding assessments and counseling for WIC and non-WIC participants who have been referred by WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, WIC staff hospital lactation staff and community partners. Support to lactating women with questions, concerns and problems.
· Develop individual care plans and complete required departmental documentation in the Peer Counseling Data Base and WIC WISE application.
· Issue electric breast pumps to WIC mothers and provide information on use of the departmental equipment.
· Provide breastfeeding education for prenatal WIC participants and community at large.
· Refer participants to appropriate community resources.
· In coordination with the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator will be expected to utilize State WIC approved curriculum, provide ongoing mentoring and training to WIC Breastfeed Peer Counselors and WIC staff, and assist in other aspects of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program as directed.
· Evaluate participant nutritional status, screen high risk and other participants, interpret medical information, develop individual nutritional care plans, and counsel on high risk factors and nutrition.
· Attend and participate in workshops and conferences to promote nutrition and breastfeeding for better public health.
Public Health Nutritionist I is part of a career series for Public Health Nutritionist I and II. Classes in this series conduct, plan, and coordinate nutritional and breastfeeding services for the Community Based Comprehensive Perinatal Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.), and other public health care programs; provide consultative, educational, and technical services in the field of nutrition and breastfeeding; and do other related work as required.
Must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Must have current status as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
A valid California Driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Candidates bilingual in Spanish are preferred, but not required for this position.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics or Public Health Nutrition and one year of training in a dietetic internship approved by the American Dietetic Association. (A Masters Degree in foods and nutrition may be substituted for the internship program.)
Licenses and Certificates
Registration with the American Dietetic Association is required.
Certain positions within this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Mission: The County's elected representatives and employees are committed to serve the community with pride to enhance the economic, environmental and social quality of life in San Luis Obispo County.
Our Vision and Community-wide Results:
- A Safe Community: The County will strive to create a community where all people – adults and children alike – have a sense of security and well being, crime is controlled, fire and rescue response is timely and roads are safe.
- A Healthy Community: The County will strive to ensure all people in our community enjoy healthy, successful and productive lives, and have access to the basic necessities.
- A Livable Community: The County will strive to keep our community a good place to live by carefully managing growth, protecting our natural resources, promoting lifelong learning, and creating an environment that encourages respect for all people.
- A Prosperous Community: The County will strive to keep our economy strong and viable and assure that all share in this economic prosperity.
- A Well-Governed Community: The County will provide high-quality, results-oriented services that are responsive to community desires.
There is always so...mething exciting going on in San Luis Obispo County, including plays, concerts, fairs, festivals, sporting events, holiday celebrations, special museum exhibitions and other events. Outdoor options abound. The strong local economy is dominated by tourism, agriculture and viticulture, fishing, and a growing sector of information and technology businesses. The world-renowned California wine country of the Paso Robles wine region in North County and San Luis Obispo wine region in South County provide a California wine country tour experience that rivals Napa and Sonoma counties.