October 25, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Exam Preparation – Save the Date
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Peer Counselors

  1. Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Exam Preparation – Save the Date:  The state WIC office will be hosting an International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Exam Preparation course on April 11-15, 2011 in Jefferson City.  This course will meet the 45 hours of lactation specific education needed to be an exam candidate by the International Board Lactation Consultants Examiners (IBLCE).  Details about this course are forthcoming and will be posted in the WIC Updates.  The state WIC office would like to know who is sitting for the exam in July to provide guidance on the application process.  If you are planning on sitting for the exam, please email Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or call her at 573-526-4792 to let her know.

WIC Positions

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.