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Extension Nutritional Assistant (Wichita, Kansas)

Apply now Department: 3670055070 Extension Nutrition Program
Job no: 503150
Work type: Staff Part Time (USS)
Location: Other
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Child Development, Nutrition, Health & Safety, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Safety, Food Science, Customer Service

General Description of Position: This position provides nutrition education to low-income families with young children. Prefer bilingual skills in Spanish and English. Verbal/written communication skills required. Skill working with limited resource families preferred.  Demonstrates knowledge and ability of social support services and agencies in communities where programming will occur.

This position is located in Wichita, Kansas.

Travel to area counties required. Valid driver's license, car insurance and reliable transportation needed upon employment.  This position is benefits eligible, limited term ending September 30, 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 
Job Description: TRAINING: Participate in on-going training including staff meetings, statewide trainings, annual conferences and approved workshops and seminars in order to improve nutrition knowledge, teaching methodology and record keeping skills. Reviewed quarterly by the EFNEP supervisor to ensure that nutrition knowledge and skills are up to date.

RECRUITING: Encourage low-income homemakers to enroll in EFNEP through various recruiting opportunities such as demonstrations, group presentations, individual contacts and/or distribution of printed materials. Make contact and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies in order to recruit clients and expand the program. Reviewed monthly by supervisor to ensure that caseload is at an appropriate number.

PREPARATION: Administer the 24-hour food recall and behavior checklist to newly enrolled homemakers in order to assess dietary behavior and needs. Plan appropriate learning experiences for enrolled EFNEP homemakers on the basis of the 24-hour food recall and behavior checklist in order to improve dietary knowledge and behavior. Plan appropriate lessons for youth. Reviewed monthly by supervisor to ensure that teaching outcomes are being met.

RECORD KEEPING: Submit accurate, timely records and reports on a daily/weekly basis in order to record nutrition assistant program activities. Enter client records into the ERS computer data files. Reviewed monthly by supervisor to prepare reports for state office.

TEACHING: Provide nutrition education to low-income homemakers in food and nutrition related subject matter by using group and/or individual delivery methods in order to improve dietary knowledge and behavior. Reviewed quarterly by supervisor to reinforce strengths and identify training needs. Make appropriate referrals to eligible homemakers of other services and government assistance programs. Conduct nutrition education activities and provide printed materials to low-income Reviewed quarterly by supervisor to reinforce strengths and identify training needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of low resource audience, interpersonal/relationship skills, computer skills, nutrition/cooking skills, communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
    Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively
    Ability to relate to and work with program members, co-workers, personnel from other organizations and the general public
    Ability to plan and prepare nutritious family meals
    Ability to mentor families to adopt healthy lifestyles
    Skill in dealing with problems of persons living in economically disadvantaged communities.
    Knowledge of basic principles of food preparation, nutrition and food safety.
    Knowledge of breastfeeding.
    Ability to input data and keep records and reports as required by Federal program guidelines.
    Ability to evaluate client progress and determine client's needs.
    Skills for teaching children and adults.
  • Two years experience in managing a household or other work involving basis life skills such as housework, cooking, child care, hospital or nursing home experience. Vocational or college study in foods and nutrition of family and consumer sciences may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of one course for six months of experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of candidates will begin February 19, 2018.
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 10.68 - $ 11.75 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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