May 28, 2019 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closures
SUBJECT 3: Updated! Biochemical Section of the HNAH
JOB POSTING: Part Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier - Clay County Public Health Center
JOB POSTING: WIC Coordinator/WIC Program Director - Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
SUBJECT 1: WIC invoices for May 2019 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Friday, June 7, 2019. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2019. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2019 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closures. The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, June 11 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 12 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (the Help Desk will check email periodically throughout the day on the 19th)
SUBJECT 3: Updated! Biochemical Section of the HNAH – Updates to the biochemical section of the Health and Nutrition Assessment Handbook (HNAH) are now available. The revised document begins with the header “Equipment and Materials for Testing.” New guidance includes:
- Recommendations on the lancet depth for adults, children, and infants.
- Safety procedures.
- HemoCue training may be provided by a state nutritionist or HemoCue trainer (policy will be updated to reflect this change).
- No toe or heel sticks. Only finger sticks are allowed.
- Clarification on WIC requirements for lead assessment.
WIC Certifiers, CPAs, and Nutritionists should read through the entire section (6 pages) and direct any questions to their assigned technical assistance nutritionist.
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 part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position, for 8 to 12 hours per week, 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 see further details and apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.org and go to the line for “Job Opportunities” listed in the left column. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: WIC Certifier- Clay County Public Health Center. Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. This position is full-time and is responsible for assisting clients in the program by collecting and entering data needed for the certification. Duties will also include assisting with nutrition education, issuing food prescriptions, and assessing risk factors. A high school diploma/GED is required an Associate Degree in a related field is preferred. Excellent communication, computer, organizational and attention to detail skills are required, while two years of related experience is preferred. CCPHC offers a competitive total compensation package.
Visit our Career page at www.clayhealth.com
JOB POSTING. WIC Coordinator/WIC Program Director - Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation. Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC) is seeking to fill a key position in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC). The WIC Program Director is responsible for the oversight of the JFCAC WIC Program. The JFCAC WIC Program serves families in Jefferson County, MO.
For additional information or to apply, please visit: http://www.jfcac.org/careers.html
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers. The WIC Program at Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers utilizes Breastfeeding Peer Counselors as paraprofessionals to give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. They serve as role models and function as a resource for breastfeeding families. Candidates must have at least one previous experience breastfeeding a child to be qualified for this position.
To apply, please visit: https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/