SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday
SUBJECT 2: Local Agency Plan (LAP) Automated Security Access Processing (ASAP)
SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Maintenance
SUBJECT 4: WIC Developmental Milestones Program Invitation
SUBJECT 5: Social Media Content – CDC Milestone Tracker App

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist – St. Charles County Department of Public Health
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Osage County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist – Platte County Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk support, on Monday, July 5.

SUBJECT 2: Local Agency Plan (LAP) Automated Security Access Processing (ASAP). An ASAP request must be completed for any new user requiring access to the LAP application. Instructions for completing the ASAP request are located here. ASAP approval can take 7-14 days; please submit your request as soon as possible. For local agency staff who have previously been granted access, it is recommended you log in to the LAP application to ensure your log in information is correct. If you have any problems logging into the LAP application, please contact the ITSD Helpdesk at (800) 347-0887.

SUBJECT 3: MOWINS Maintenance. The state agency has been running a data purging tool in MOWINS Production that operates after hours and on weekends while clinics are closed. This tool removes all child participants 11 years and older, and mothers who have been inactive or have not been certified in six (6) years or more. After the participant data is removed from MOWINS, it is deleted and no longer accessible. The retention period is based upon the Secretary of State Agency Records Retention Schedule, which requires WIC records be kept at a minimum of five (5) years.

The state agency will run the data purging tool over the holiday weekend, July 3rd through July 5th. If local agencies will be open Saturday, July 3rd or Monday, July 5th we will tailor the maintenance around the agency’s schedule. If your agency has not already responded, please complete the survey to inform us of your agency schedule over the holiday weekend.

Agency/Clinic Schedule Survey -
https://missouriwic.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPzgTPjnM4ZZjo2

Direct any questions to Brittany Hawk at brittany.hawk@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 4: WIC Developmental Milestones Program Invitation. The state agency wants to expand the WIC Developmental Milestones program in all counties in Missouri. This program is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” public health campaign. Developmental milestones are physical or behavioral signs of development of infants and children. Rolling over, crawling, walking, and talking are considered developmental milestones and provide important information regarding children's early development. Milestones are different for each age range. The child's nutrient needs correspond with these changes in growth rates and the child's intellectual development. These milestones are behaviors that emerge over time, forming the building blocks for growth and continued learning. Some of the categories of behavior include:

  • Cognition: Thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, understanding
  • Motor coordination: Gross/fine motor skills, jumping, hopping, throwing/catching, drawing, stacking
  • Social interaction: Initiating peer contact, group play
  • Adaptive: Dressing, eating, washing

Let’s be the first state to have all agencies participating! If your local agency would like to enroll in the WIC Developmental Milestones Program, please complete the application form located on the webpage.
For questions, contact D’Anne Ward at danne.ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209.

SUBJECT 5: Social Media Content – CDC Milestone Tracker App. The state agency has created special social media posts for the promotion of the CDC Milestone Tracker App. These “Milestone Monday” posts will be shared on the Missouri WIC Facebook page every third Monday beginning June 21. Please visit the Missouri WIC Facebook page and share these posts on your WIC local agency page!

The CDC Milestone Tracker App is a tool for parents and other caregivers to track their child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging their child’s development; and find out what they can do if they are ever concerned about how their child is developing. The Missouri WIC Developmental Milestones Program is based on the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” public health campaign. If your local agency would like to enroll in the WIC Developmental Milestones Program, please complete the application form located on the webpage.
For questions, contact D’Anne Ward at danne.ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209.

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist – St. Charles County Department of Public Health. The St. Charles Department of Public Health’s WIC program has an opening for a Nutritionist. The purpose of this position is to evaluate nutritional status of potentially eligible women, infants, and children for WIC program services; provide nutrition counseling to clients; and supervise peer counselors and breastfeeding activities. The work is performed under the direction of the WIC/Nutrition Manager

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement, and Tuition Assistance programs.

For more information contact, Megan Hickey, WIC Program Manager, 636-949-7400 ext. 6240, email- mhickey@sccmo.org

To apply: https://hr.sccmo.org/mss/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Osage County Health Department. The Osage County Health Department Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program is accepting applications for a part time Registered Dietitian/Qualified Nutritionist. To qualify for this position, the person must be a Registered Dietitian or Qualified Nutritionist. The person in this position would be responsible for providing nutrition education, program certification/eligibility for participants, and assist in breastfeeding education support. WIC experience and training preferred. This position would be two Wednesdays per month.

For more information, please contact Elisha Rodgers, WIC Coordinator at (573) 897-3103.
Position will remain open until filled.

Resumes can be sent to the following:
Email: Elisha.Rogers@lpha.mo.gov
Fax: 573-897-4915
Mail: PO Box 533, Linn MO 65051

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist – Platte County Health Department. The Platte County Health Department is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) nutritionist to provide individual assessment, counseling, and support for breastfeeding, pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. Duties also include individual and group education and being accountable for daily clinic functions. At minimum, the candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, 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. WIC experience is preferred. The applicant must be reliable and able to work in a team environment. Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor is expected at all times. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Heidi Loecke
WIC Coordinator
Fax: 816.587.6028
Email: Heidi.loecke@plattehealth.com

Missouri WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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