October 11, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoicing/WIC-24 Invoice
SUBJECT 2: Nutrition Education Kit - "Eat Well: Anytime, Anywhere"

JOB POSTING: WIC Coordinator - Crescent Clinic WIC
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Family Care Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Spanish/English-Speaking Nutritionist - People’s Health Centers

 

SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoicing/WIC-24 Invoice. When creating a Budget Adjustment or Invoice in the online WIC Invoicing (WIC 24) Application, please double check the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). After October 1, the FFY for Budget Adjustments automatically defaults to 2017.If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

SUBJECT 2: Nutrition Education Kit - "Eat Well: Anytime, Anywhere". The State Agency has purchased a new interactive bilingual (English and Spanish) nutrition educational kit titled “Eat Well: Anytime, Anywhere”and is able to provide one kit per WIC family (Household).

Each kit contains an interactive DVD in addition to a Family Guide and Storybook. This kit was developed by the National WIC Association in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop. The “Eat Well: Anytime, Anywhere” kits are as educational and interactive as the “Healthy Habits for Life” kits that reached over 4 million WIC participants several years ago.

On October 24, 2016, an order link for the initial shipment will be sent to all local agency WIC Coordinators. Please complete the order survey by November 30, 2016. The expected shipping dates will be later this year and will be announced through the WIC Updates. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at takako.tagami@health.mo.gov.


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC Coordinator - Crescent Clinic WIC. Crescent Clinic WIC has a full-time job opening for a WIC Coordinator. WIC Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This position may require some travel throughout the Kansas City area for WIC promotion.

This position requires knowledge of current developments in public health and application to the WIC program, working knowledge of effective management techniques, the ability to gather, interpret, evaluate and use statistical data, as well as the ability to work well with people of diverse socioeconomic/cultural backgrounds.

Ideal Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in health care administration, public, personnel or business administration, the biological or social sciences, or education. Bachelor of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition preferred but not required.

Minimum Qualifications/Education and Experiences: High school graduation plus four years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

Please fax resume and cover letter to 816-763-1488 or email to Basima.Bayazid@lpha.mo.gov
Applicant may also apply in person. This position is open until filled. WIC is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC. Crescent Clinic WIC has an opening for a Nutritionist/Dietitian for the WIC program 36 hours per week. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics, or closely related field, with at least 15 semester hours in Human Nutrition including courses in Diet Therapy and Community Nutrition. WIC experience preferred but not required. Certification as a Registered Dietitian is not required. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Please fax resume and cover letter to 816-763-1488 or email to Christine.Wright@lpha.mo.gov
May also apply in person. WIC is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (10 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. For additional information, please contact Amy Callico at 314-353-5190 ext. 3043, or acallico@fchcstl.org

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