February 9, 2015 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: STATE WIC OFFICE CLOSED WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

JOB OPENING: FULL-TIME WIC NUTRITIONIST (NUTRITION TECHNICIAN) - ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
JOB OPENING: FULL-TIME WIC REGISTERED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST - COLE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: WIC BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR - ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
JOB OPENING: WIC BREASTFEEDING COUNSELOR - ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER


SUBJECT 1: State WIC Office Closed Washington’s Birthday. The State WIC Office will be closed and there will be no WIC Help Desk coverage on the following upcoming holidays:

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209

 


WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist (Nutrition Technician) - St. Louis County Department of Health. The St. Louis County Department of Health is currently accepting applications for a full-time Nutritionist (Nutrition Technician) in the WIC program. This position is responsible for providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or a related field; including or supplemented by 15 semester hours in food and nutrition from a 4-year program. Required course work includes at least one course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle. WIC experience preferred. For additional information, or to apply online, go to www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch. For questions, please contact Lynn Sojka at LSojka@stlouisco.com

JOB OPENING: Full-Time WIC Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist - Cole County Health Department. The Cole County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in the WIC Program. This position is responsible for providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in dietetics/nutrition at a minimum. WIC experience preferred. Submit resumes to Melinda Ridenhour, mridenhour@colecounty.org, Cole County Health Department, 1616 Industrial Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109

JOB OPENING: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Louis County Department of Health. The St. Louis County Department of Health is currently accepting applications for two 24hr/week Breastfeeding Peer Counselor positions within the WIC Program. The selected candidates will provide basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. The selected candidates will also teach prenatal and breastfeeding classes organize mother support groups and work with other health care professionals to support breastfeeding women. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. For additional information, or to apply online, go to www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch. For questions, please contact Teresa Bowman at 314-615-0551 or tbowman@stlouisco.com

JOB OPENING: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Francois County Health Center. The St. Francois County Health Center in Park Hills, MO, is looking to fill a full time (40 hours/week) or part time (hours to be determined) WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position. Duties include counseling pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, teaching prenatal and breastfeeding classes, organizing mother support groups and working with other health care professionals to support breastfeeding women. Qualifications include: 1) Personal successful breastfeeding experience 2)Enthusiastic about breastfeeding and able to assist women in achieving a positive breastfeeding experience 3)Current or previous WIC participation preferred, candidate must be dependable and self-motivated. Please access an application and background check from the St. Francois County Health Center website at WWW.SFCHC.ORG and submit with a resume to Christy Fields, WIC Coordinator at FIELDC@LPHA.MOPUBLIC.ORG or send to her attention 1025 West Main, Park Hills, MO, 63601. For more information call 573-431-1947 ext. 102. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Equal Opportunity Employer