October 24, 2011 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Bilingual Clerk-Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO)

  1. Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic:  The state WIC office would like to congratulate the following local WIC agencies for receiving the designation of a “Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic” for FFY 2012.

    Andrew County
    Livingston County
    Randolph County
    Cole County
    Laclede County
    Pettis County
    Butler County

    Ste. Genevieve County
    Bollinger County
    St. Francois County
    Springfield/Green County
    Joplin/Jasper County
    Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
    Jefferson Franklin Community Action Center

    Newton County
    Vernon County
    Webster County
    Dunklin County
    Pulaski County

    The purpose of this statewide effort is to implement evidence-based breastfeeding strategies to encourage and recognize local WIC providers that offer an optimal level of breastfeeding support. Many of these agencies had already implemented these strategies and have served as a model for developing the criteria for awarding the “Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic” designation. Their success is being observed through increased breastfeeding rates. Each of these local WIC agencies will be spotlighted in the WIC Updates in the future sharing how they implemented their breastfeeding friendly strategies.

    If your agency needs guidance on ways to implement the Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic Criteria so your agency can apply for FY2013, please contact the state WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792.

WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Bilingual Clerk-Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO)
Crescent Clinic WIC is seeking a part-time clerk.  This position is responsible for helping to determine eligibility of WIC participants by performing income assessment, and obtaining and entering participant information.  Other duties include answering phones, scheduling, and other basic office duties.  Strong customer service skills required.  This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and bilingual in Spanish and English (written and verbal).  Office and computer experience and previous WIC experience preferred.  This position is open until filled.  Please fax resume to 816-763-1488 or send to 8787 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64138. You may also apply in person.  An Equal Opportunity Employer