November 26, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: FFY 2018 End of Year Invoicing Due December 10, 2018
SUBJECT 2: Nutrition Specialist Position
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Help Desk Closure
SUBJECT 4: Upcoming State Holidays
SUBJECT 5: MOWINS Monthly Tip
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Clerk - Northeast Community Action Corporation (NECAC)
JOB POSTING: Part Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department
SUBJECT 1: FFY 2018 End of Year Invoicing Due December 10, 2018. The deadline for submission of FFY (Federal Fiscal Year) 2018 end-of-year invoices is Monday, December 10, 2018. Expenses must have been incurred prior to October 1, 2018 to qualify for the FFY 2018 funding year. The grant year will close at the end of December and payments beyond this date are not possible. SUPPLEMENTAL Invoices are due 12-10-2018 - ABSOLUTE DEADLINE.
Please contact your District Technical Assistance staff if you need assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at 573-526-7901, 800-392-8209, or Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov
SUBJECT 2: Nutrition Specialist Position. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services, currently has an opening for a Nutrition Specialist. This position is located in Jefferson City. Please see the attached position blurb for additional information. Interested individuals must be eligible for the job classification of Nutrition Specialist located here. Please submit an application and resume to Dora Crawford at email@example.com by close of business on November 30, 2018.
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Help Desk Closure. The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, December 4 from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
The MOWINS Help Desk will check email and voicemail frequently during the closure times and will respond as soon as possible.
SUBJECT 4: Upcoming State Holidays. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk coverage on the following dates:
- Tuesday, December 25
- Tuesday, January 1
SUBJECT 5: MOWINS Monthly Tip. Each month the MOWINS team will present a WIC Update to provide a tip for MOWINS users. These tips will range in topics but the overall concept is to provide assistance and education to state and local agency staff. The MOWINS team will start collecting these tips, and posting them to the MOWINS Webpage so that they can be referenced at any time.
This month we are focusing on a concept that has been in place since MOWINS began. When users are in a participant folder, only one (1) person, should be in that folder at a time. Once a user is finished in a participant folder they should close out of that folder to prevent any data confusion. The Help Desk has received calls regarding a staff person attempting to enter in information into a screen in which MOWINS does not accept it, or they entered in information that did not save. These issues occur when more than one person is in that participant folder.
Example: Breastfeeding infant is seen in WIC. The Breastfeeding Coordinator opens the participant folder to review the Health Information for that infant. After talking with the household, the Breastfeeding Coordinator requests that they complete their appointment by talking with a Nutritionist. The Breastfeeding Coordinator accidently leaves the participant folder open to the Health Information screen. The Nutritionist talks with the household and determines that the infant lives in a house with family members who smoke, so they make the changes to the Health Information screen to document this fact. The Nutritionist completes their part and closes out of the participant folder. In the meantime, the Breastfeeding Coordinator returns to their workstation and also closes out of the participant folder. Because the Breastfeeding Coordinator was the last user in the Health Information screen, MOWINS will only save the information from that last transaction. Information entered by the Nutritionist was not saved.
We hope this tip encourages best practices to our WIC clinics, and we welcome any questions you may have regarding this tip. To contact the MOWINS Help Desk please call 800-554-2544 or email WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Clerk - Northeast Community Action Corporation (NECAC). NECAC seeks full-time WIC Clerk for the Family Planning/Women, Infants and Children program at its St. Charles County Service Center in O’Fallon. Regular work hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon one Saturday per month. Will work predominantly in St. Charles County, but may work in other county offices (Warrenton) to supplement the workforce when required. Involves contact with the public, visitors, and clients. Will clerk for the Family Planning Program. Will predominately clerk for the WIC program and in future with additional training, will become a Certifier. Must have a high school diploma or GED, excellent people skills, hands-on computer experience, and a working knowledge of Excel and Word software programs. Medical Assistant experience or certification a plus. Continued employment will require successful completion of state-required training. Starting wage of $12.00 an hour and excellent benefit package that includes agency-paid health insurance with dental and vision, agency-provided 401(k) retirement plan, 14 paid holidays, and accumulative vacation and sick days. A valid driver license and a reliable and insured vehicle are required. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
Mail cover letter and resume to:
NECAC Personnel Officer
P.O. Box 470
Bowling Green, MO, 63334
Because most correspondence is done by email, a valid email address must be on your application or resume. You may also obtain an application at any NECAC Service Center. For further information, call 1-800-748-7636 or visit our website, www.necac.org
JOB POSTING: Part Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County Health Department (SCC) is currently accepting applications for the 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