June 13, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Terminology Changes
SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: Terminology Changes. The State WIC office is making the transition from using the terms Local WIC Provider (LWP) to Local Agency (LA), State WIC Office to State Agency (SA), and Vendor to Retailer. These changes are a result of feedback from focus groups as being terms which better describe the organizations in the WIC program. Please note that you may see both terms used until all materials have been converted. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Roberts at Jennifer.L.Roberts@health.mo.gov or 573-526-2821

SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner.

  • WIC Baby Behavior Basics is available through WIC Learning Online for 1 CEU for RDs and RNs. One of the purposes of the WIC program is to help caregivers and parents of infants to properly care for and to meet the needs of the infants in their care. The goal of this course is to introduce WIC staff to Baby Behavior concepts and techniques. Using this knowledge, the staff can in turn educate and support caregivers and parents on how to appropriately respond to the behaviors and cues of infants. To access the course click here
  • VENA: Connecting the Dots Between Assessment and Intervention.“Connecting the Dots between Assessment and Intervention” is available through WIC Learning Online for 1 CEU for RDs and RNs. It supports VENA (Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment) as the bridge that connects the assessment to the intervention so that WIC can provide effective participant-centered services (PCS). Four lessons in this course include VENA and Participant-Centered Services, Engaging Participants in Education and Counseling, Path to Participant Success: Food Packages and Referral, and Establishing Goals and Following Up. To complete the course, click here

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serve as a role model for breastfeeding women. To apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.info and click on the “Job Opportunities” link listed in the left column. A cover letter, transcript, and resume must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.