October 18, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1:  Learning Dynamics Newsletter
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Lawrence County Nutritionist
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Peer Counselors

1.  Learning Dynamics Newsletter:  Attached is the latest “Customer Service Notes for WIC.  This issue provides a customer service self-assessment.

WIC Tips for October 2010

WIC Positions

Lawrence County Nutritionist: Part-Time Nutritionist needed to provide excellent customer service, patient-centered counseling and relevant nutrition education one on one and group settings.  Develops and documents individual care plans for high risk clients; conducts certifications for eligible clients; promotes breastfeeding activities and education.  Work approximately 2 days a week.
Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors degree in a nutrition related field with at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition, including one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition.  Please submit resumes to Lawrence County Health Department 105 West North Street, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712, or email to spencj@lpha.mopublic.org.  For questions call 417-466-2201.  Equal Opportunity Employer


Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Peer Counselors Needed!
12-16 hours per week; flexible days/times
This position will counsel pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers by telephone and in the WIC office at scheduled intervals; teach prenatal and breastfeeding classes with approved lesson plan provided by the health center; organize breastfeeding mother support groups; make contact with designated caseload of WIC participants on a monthly basis; provide information and support for women managing common breastfeeding problems and refer participants to a nutritionist or lactation consultant when situation occurs outside of scope of practice.  Will update and maintain records for breast pump program and keep accurate records of contacts with participants on the logs and in the WIC computer system.  Must have H.S. Diploma or GED, good communication skills, breastfed a child for at least six months, is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and has a desire to share that enthusiasm, working knowledge of computers, must be able to take phone calls after regular business hours and on weekends.  Current or previous enrollment in WIC preferred.  Must be able to speak Spanish or Vietnamese.  Position requires three days of training to become a peer counselor.  Send your resume to HR@rodgershealth.org, apply in person at 825 Euclid Ave, KCMO 64124 or fax to 816-474-4914.