September 10, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Increase in Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for Children
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closure
SUBJECT 3: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers
SUBJECT 1: Increase in Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for Children. The CVB for fruits and vegetables will increase from $8.00 to $9.00 for children ages one (1) through four (4) years of age. The increase for children will be reflected in any CVB issued on or after October 1, 2018. The monthly value of the CVB for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women will remain the same.
Food Package III authorizes that the CVB may be substituted for jarred infant food fruit and vegetables for women and children participants whose special dietary needs require the use of pureed foods. The new substitution rate for children issued Food package III who require pureed infant food is $9.00 CVB for 144 ounces (36 jars or 18 twin packs) infant food fruits and vegetables.
Beginning October 1, 2018, a new default food package must be added for all children receiving the CVB before issuing the next set of benefits. When the CVB is substituted for jarred infant food fruit and vegetables in a current food prescription, make sure to update any future food prescriptions as well. If you have questions or problems issuing the CVB, contact the MOWINS Help Desk at 1-800-554-2544.
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closure. The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, September 25 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The MOWINS Help Desk will check email and voicemail frequently during the closure times and will respond as soon as possible.
SUBJECT 3: Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Missouri 2018 WIC Conference. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) will sponsor the basket raffle fundraiser again this year at the 2018 Missouri WIC Conference held October 3-5, 2018 in Branson. The MWA would like to invite staff at the local agencies to donate a basket and we hope to have a great selection as we have had in past years, so be creative in selecting the theme of your basket. If you are donating a basket for the raffle fundraiser, please bring it to the registration desk at the conference. For more information, please contact Heidi Loecke at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com or 816-587-5998.
JOB POSTING: Part Time Breastfeeding 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
JOB POSTING: Part Time Nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) - Mercer County Health Department. The Mercer County Health Department has a part time nutritionist (Registered Dietitian) position available for WIC services two days per month. WIC experience is preferred. Contact Gina Finney, RN, BSN, Administrator; Mercer County Health Department; 305 W. Main Street; Princeton, MO 64673. For questions, call 660-748-3630
JOB POSTING: WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a full time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA).
Responsibilities include determining eligibility of WIC applicants, collecting and documenting height, weight, blood work data, and providing clerical support. Strong customer service skills required.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 1+ years WIC experience preferred.
To apply, send resume to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111