March 5, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Celebrating IBCLC Day
SUBJECT 2: Breast Pump Order
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Affinia Healthcare
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: Celebrating IBCLC Day. IBCLC Day was developed to recognize the important role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC) and the specialized knowledge each has to make a difference in the lives of breastfeeding families. This year's celebration will be held March 7, 2018 and is sponsored by the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA). We appreciate all of the IBCLCs, Peer Counselors, and other lactation support staff that work so hard to support Missouri moms. Please take the opportunity to recognize those in your agency that help promote, support, and protect breastfeeding and thank them for the important work they do.
For more information and shareable memes, see: http://www.ilca.org/main/why-ibclc/ibclc-day
SUBJECT 2: Breast Pump Order. Hygeia will begin shipping orders for breast pumps and personal accessory sets the week of March 5th; some orders may be delayed due to low stock. If your agency’s order will be delayed, you have been notified by email already. Please remember that the following procedure must be followed in order to verify receipt of shipment for payment and to receive the required WIC tags from the state agency:
- Immediately upon receipt of shipment, please locate the packing slip and verify that your agency received the products and quantities stated.
- Sign the packing slip to verify the order is correct.
- Fax the signed packing slip to the state agency at 573-526-1470. WIC tags will be mailed to your agency upon receipt of your packing slip.
- If your agency did not receive what was stated on the packing slip, please contact the state agency immediately.
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Larson by email at Jamie.Larson@health.mo.gov or by telephone at 573-526-5270.
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner.
The Indian Health Service is hosting a series of free webinars on a variety of breastfeeding and nutrition topics that provide continuing education credits. Upcoming breastfeeding speakers include Catherine Watson Genna, Nancy Mohrbacher, and Kathleen Kendal-Tackett, among others. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from recognized experts. Click here for more information.
To celebrate IBCLC Day on March 7th, GOLD Learning is hosting a free webinar, with Paulina Erices, titled “Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make Extraordinary Things Happen”. To effectively support breastfeeding families, lactation advocates need to be active in their communities. This presentation will discuss advocacy and leadership roles in lactation. One (1) L-CERP is provided. Click here to register. GOLD Learning will allow those who have registered up to 4 weeks to view the webinar.
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department. The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) will be accepting resumes for a full time 32 hour per week, non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. RD license preferred. WIC experience preferred. Minimum requirements are: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics - including or supplemented by at least one course in Diet Therapy I and II, and one course in Community Nutrition or Nutrition In Life Cycle/Life Cycle Nutrition.
TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health and dental insurance.
Position open until filled.
To apply, please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Resume to:
Taney County Health Department
ATTN: HR Department
320 Rinehart Rd
Branson, MO 65616
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For essential duties and job application visit http://www.taneycohealth.org
The Taney County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Affinia Healthcare. The Affinia Healthcare WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (24 hours per week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers, and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after-hours phone calls and make home and hospital visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate will work 24 hours/week.
Mail resume to:
2220 Lemp Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
Or email resume to email@example.com
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website: https://hr.sccmo.org/mss/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
All applications must be submitted only 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