July 30, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: 2018 WIC Conference and Registration Form
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closure
SUBJECT 3: Toothbrush Order Deliveries
SUBJECT 4: Count the Kicks Free Materials
SUBJECT 5: eWIC Retailer Door Decal
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian - People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier - People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier/HPA - St. Charles County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Johnson County Community Health Services
SUBEJCT 1: 2018 WIC Conference and Registration Information. The 2018 WIC Conference will be October 3-5, 2018 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. The conference offers opportunities to network with WIC colleagues, keep up to date on nutrition and breastfeeding trends, and visit with participating WIC exhibitors. The conference registration fee is $240 per person. The state agency (SA) will pay the registration fees for a limited number of staff from each local agency (LA) based on caseload. The number of staff that the SA will fund is listed on the chart below. The SA will pay for all breastfeeding peer counselors to attend.
|FFY 2018 Monthly Caseload||State Paid Registrations For WIC Staff Up To:|
|Less than 500||2||Plus Breastfeeding
|More than 3,001||6|
LAs who wish to send more staff than what the SA is funding are responsible for paying the extra registrations. All LA staff planning to attend the conference MUST register online with the Missouri WIC Association (MWA) in order to attend! The SA is paying the registration fees directly to the MWA. LAs will receive an invoice following registration with instructions for payment for staff that exceeds the number the SA will fund. Registration is not final until payment has been received. Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment.
The SA has also allocated funding for lodging, travel, and meals for the number of staff listed above, billable through FFY 2019 Special Funding 5. Lodging allocations are based on double occupancy. Travel allowance is based on two persons per vehicle at the state rate of .37 cents/mile and an overnight parking fee of $13 per night. Meal allowance is calculated using the state per diem of $28.00 per day ($10.00 lunch, $18.00 dinner).
To register for the conference, complete the online registration by August 31, 2018. Funding left from LAs not attending may be reallocated to other LAs to cover the registration fee for additional staff. If your LA needs assistance in covering registration cost to send staff that exceeds the number the SA is paying for or you have other questions about registration, please contact Deb Cullum at Debra.Cullum@lpha.mo.gov
Each agency is responsible for making their own hotel reservations.
To expedite your reservation – BE SURE TO:
- Select from either The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel or The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel
- Click on the web page address below to access the hotel reservation link. The link pre-populates the group code
- Select the exact days of the conference and check the box that says, “Flexible Dates”
- Make reservations as soon as possible. Guest room rates are available on or before the cut-off date of Friday, September 7th, or until room block is sold out.
The group rate for hotel rooms is $139. To secure a guest room reservation, a major credit card will be required. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will incur a charge for the first night’s room and tax charge. If you would like to spend additional days in Branson either before or after the conference, the group rate could be offered and is based on availability. Select “Flexible Dates” to check the availability.
Below are the official Hilton online links and phone reservation information for the conference:
|The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel:|
|View information for the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel|
|Group Name:||Missouri WIC Association|
|Hotel Address:||200 East Main Street, Branson, Missouri 65616|
|The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel:|
|View information for the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel|
|Group Name:||Missouri WIC Association|
|Hotel Address:||3 Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri 65616|
Please see the attached WIC Conference draft agenda. If you have questions, please contact Colleen Balducci at CBalducci@fchcstl.org
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closure. The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following date and time:
- Thursday, August 2, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 21, all day
The MOWINS Help Desk will check email and voicemail frequently during the closure times and will respond as soon as possible.
SUBJECT 3: Toothbrush Order Deliveries. Child and infant toothbrushes began shipping to local agencies on July 2, 2018. Please email WICOperations@health.mo.gov upon receipt of the shipment and include the following information: number of child toothbrush cases; number of infant toothbrush cases, and the date received. Some LA orders were adjusted from the original survey and delivery confirmation is needed.
SUBJECT 4: Count the Kicks Free Materials. FREE Count the Kicks materials are available in Missouri thanks to the generous support of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Amerigroup Foundation. This price change will be indicated upon checkout when you enter your ZIP code. Count the Kicks teaches the method and importance of counting baby’s kicks in the third trimester of pregnancy. The Free Educational materials can be ordered from Count the Kicks.
SUBJECT 5: eWIC Retailer Door Decal. Missouri authorized WIC retailers will receive a new door decal to post at their store entrances when they are authorized to accept eWIC cards. The WIC Retailer Unit would like to invite you to vote for your favorite door decal that will be posted at authorized eWIC retailer stores. After the votes are received, the door decal will be submitted for approval by the Department. Please vote for your favorite door decal by clicking on the survey link. Voting will end at 6:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Gail Ponder at Gail.Ponder@health.mo.gov, or Bridgett Henderson at Bridgett.Henderson@health.mo.gov, or by phone at 573-751-6204.
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. The selected candidate will provide nutrition education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. Resumes will be accepted by online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier - People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program has an immediate opening for a full time WIC Certifier in the WIC program. Minimum Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalency, two years responsible clerical experience performing customer service, and record keeping. Knowledge of WIC policies and procedures as set by federal and state programs is desired (not required). The selected candidate will provide assistance with certifying WIC eligible participants in the WIC office. Resumes will be accepted by online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier/HPA - St. Charles County Health Department. The St. Charles County Health Department is currently accepting applications for Certifier/HPA position within the WIC Program. Minimum qualifications include graduation from a general or technical high school or equivalent. Requires two years responsible clerical experience performing customer service, record keeping. Knowledge of WIC policies and procedures as set by federal and state programs is desired (not required). All applications must be submitted through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr
Faxed, e-mailed or printed applications will not be accepted.
For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Johnson County Community Health Services.
Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) has an immediate opening for a full time 32 hour per week Nutritionist in the WIC Program. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility as well as providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling. WIC experience preferred. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food service management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program including at least one (1) course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one (1) course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle/life cycle nutrition.
We offer an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick time and retirement.
This position will be open until filled.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Rhonda Breitenbecher, WIC Coordinator
Johnson County Community Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.