April 4, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: SAVE THE DATE - FFY 2017 WIC LOCAL AGENCY PLAN (LAP) TRAINING
SUBJECT 2: SAVE THE DATE - TWO GREAT NUTRITION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
SUBJECT 3: WICHEALTH.ORG WEBSITE - UPDATES COMING IN APRIL

JOB POSTING: SPANISH/ENGLISH-SPEAKING NUTRITIONIST - PEOPLE'S HEALTH CENTERS
JOB POSTING: REGISTERED DIETITIAN - MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB POSTING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - PLATTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WIC
JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME REGISTERED DIETITIAN OR NUTRITIONIST - DUNKLIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB POSTING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - SHANNON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER
JOB POSTING: WIC HEALTH EDUCATION SUPERVISOR - ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


SUBJECT 1: Save the Date - FFY 2017 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training. LAP training will be conducted June 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2016 at the Department of Health’s ITSD Training Room, located at 920 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City. This one-day training is optional, but is strongly recommended for new LAP users. Training registration will be available online soon, with a deadline to submit by May 31, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl West at Cheryl.Lynn.West@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7706

SUBJECT 2: Save the Date - Two Great Nutrition Training Opportunities. "Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women thru the Childbearing Years" will be offered again this year. In addition, an advanced training that covers some of the same topics in more depth, as well as additional topics, will be provided. 6 CEU hours are tentatively approved for this training. All professional staff, WIC nurses, nutritionists, and RDs, are encouraged to attend. Dates and locations for the trainings are listed below.

Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women thru the Childbearing Years

Kirksville 7/20/16
Cape Girardeau 7/27/16
Columbia 8/5/16

Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women thru the Childbearing Years -
Advanced Topics

Springfield 7/6/16
St. Charles 7/15/16
Independence 8/3/16

More information will be sent regarding registration and site locations at a later date. If you have questions, please contact Mark Wright at Mark.Wright@health.mo.gov.

SUBJECT 3: WICHealth.Org Website - Updates Coming In April. Please see the attachment for improvements to the website plus a link to a video showing all the enhancements.
Note: Use Chrome or Firefox to play video from the Web or download the video to view it. The video will indicate “session is paused” when first opened - No cause for alarm, it continues to play without a hitch.

Brief Summary Of Updates

Aside from the new look, the website will include powerful new features to enhance your participants’ experience:

LWP staff are encouraged to take some time to review and familiarize yourselves with the updated site. Thank you for using WICHealth.org for participant nutrition education in Missouri. Please contact Sybil Schlater for questions about your generic email accounts or distribution lists at Sybil.Schlater@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6194. Please contact Rose Sipakati for any clarification on materials/resources provided on this website at Rose.Sipakati@health.mo.gov or 573-522-2831.  (ONE ATTACHMENT)

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Spanish/English-Speaking Nutritionist - People’s Health Centers. The Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers WIC Program is accepting resumes for a full-time nutritionist in St. Louis Missouri. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, nutrition, food, home economics, or a closely related field, including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition, including diet therapy and community nutrition. Applicants must be able to speak and understand both English and Spanish. E-mail resume to Dorian Doss: ddoss@phcenters.com For more information, call 314-367-7848, ext. 1226. Dorian Doss, MS RDN LD CLC CPT

JOB POSTING: Registered Dietitian - Marion County Health Department. The Marion County Health Department is seeking a full-time registered dietitian (RD) to provide WIC services, create community nutrition programs, and provide nutritional counseling for public health. The RD candidate must possess a current and valid Missouri RD license. They must have excellent people and computer skills. Candidate must be willing to travel if necessary, and work outside normal workday hours. WIC experience is preferred, but not required. Marion County Health Department offers excellent benefits, and this small, historic, rural community is a great place to live. If interested, send your resume to Marion County Health Department, Attn: Jean McBride, Administrator, 3105 Rt. W, Hannibal, MO 63401

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Platte County Health Department WIC. Platte County Health Department’s WIC Clinic is seeking a Nutritionist to provide individual assessment and counseling, support for breastfeeding, pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children to age 5. Duties also include individual and group education, and responsible for daily clinic functions. Position is available for 4 days a week, full time (40 hrs/wk), position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition including fifteen credit hours of food and nutrition. WIC experience helpful. Must be reliable and able to work in a team environment. Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor is expected at all times. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

Please forward cover letter and resume by COB Tuesday April 5, 2016 to:
Heidi Loecke
WIC Coordinator
Fax: 816.587.6028
Email: Heidi.loecke@plattehealth.com

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist - Dunklin County Health Department. The Dunklin County Health Department has an immediate opening for a full-time Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist with the WIC Program. The person in this position will be responsible for planning and implementation of the nutritional components of the WIC program, as well as providing nutrition and breast feeding counseling and education to eligible families. WIC experience is desired, but not required. If interested, please contact Lisa Johnson, Administrator, at 573-888-9008 or by email at ljohnson@dunklincountyhealth.com

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Shannon County Health Center. The Shannon County Health Center has an immediate opening for a WIC Nutritionist to work four days per week, providing services to the Shannon County and Reynolds County Health Centers. Responsibilities include planning and implementing the nutritional components of the WIC program, as well as providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package included. Please submit resume to: Shannon County Health Center, Attention: Kandra Counts, P.O. Box 788, Eminence, MO 65466, or email to kandra.counts@lpha.mo.gov. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB POSTING: WIC Health Education Supervisor - St. Louis County Department of Public Health. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has an opening for a Health Education Supervisor to work in the WIC Program. This is a full-time, grant-funded Registered Dietitian position working out of a North County location. Primary responsibilities include supervising the operation of a WIC office comprised of Office Service Representatives; Nutritionists; and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, as well as, completing the job functions of a WIC nutritionist. The Health Education Supervisor requires 2 years of Registered Dietitian experience preferably in WIC along with supervisory experience. Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2016. For additional information or to apply online, please go to www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch. For questions, please contact Lynn Sojka at LSojka@stlouisco.com

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