Nutrition Services Assistant

(Ref: Please reference Job #201499 when applying )

  • Schedule client appointments; conduct prescreening, as appropriate, in person or by phone; checks in clients for appointments.
  • Provide orientation information to new applicants.
  • Completes household information and determines income eligibility for WIC participants.
  • Conducts nutrition risk assessment to determine all nutrition risk criteria and program eligibility.
  • Prescribes, tailors, authorizes food packages with the exception of contract infant formulas that require medical documentation, exempt formulas and special needs - Food Package III.
  • Provides nutrition education responsive to the identified needs/interests of participants.
  • Participates in the WICSIS trainings and updates. Becomes proficient at WICSIS computer tasks.
  • Obtains any medical data needed. Contacts health care providers.
  • Reviews WIC Medical Referral Form and any other related paperwork to ensure adequate documentation of health status.
  • Performs height and weight measurements, and hemoglobin determinations.
  • Encourages breastfeeding and makes referrals, participates in outreach activities including phone contact, meeting attendance and other activities.
  • Provides and documents appropriate follow-up referrals to other health and social services.
  • Completes documentation of Individual Contact History.
  • Participates in the WICSIS trainings and updates.  Becomes proficient at WICSIS computer tasks.
  • Participates in all staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assists in preparation of reports, such as data collection, client surveys.
  • Meets quantitative expectations established by the agency.
  • Transports WICSIS laptop computers and other materials/equipment to temporary sites.
  • Travels to all sites.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
Please send cover letter and resume to:

Catholic Charities

Attn: Human Resources

741 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14209


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