Under direct supervision, performs para-professional support
activities for social services programs which provide health
education, nutrition, and/or medical services.
1. Interviews clients to obtain socio-economic, health, and dietary
2. Performs and records height, weight, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and
3. Screens the health and nutritional status of clients and
identifies problems that places them at nutritional or health
4. Verifies eligibility for program services and completes
5. Provides food or service vouchers to certified clients.
6. Provides basic health and nutrition information to clients through
individual and group sessions.
7. Refers clients to other health, food assistance, and social
8. Maintains automated or manual records of client data.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college
or university including a minimum of 15 credit hours in a health,
human service, or behavioral science field.
EXPERIENCE: One year related experience.
General knowledge of basic health and nutrition concepts; of basic
principles of behavioral science and psychology. Skill in performing
basic mathematical computations. Skill in maintaining accurate client
and other records. Ability to conduct client interview and obtain
accurate information. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in
writing. Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT