January 28, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Breastfeeding Coordinator Training
SUBJECT 2: “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist Breastfeeding Coordinator-North East Community Action Corporation

  1. Breastfeeding Coordinator Training: Breastfeeding Coordinator training is scheduled for April 10, 2013 in Jefferson City. This one-day session will cover the role of the Breastfeeding Coordinator, breastfeeding management, 3-Step Counseling, and guidelines for loaning breast pumps. This training will go beyond what is covered in the training “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC”.

    The training is mandatory for all new Breastfeeding Coordinators. Any other staff member who would like additional information on breastfeeding is welcome to attend. Email the attached registration form to the State WIC office by April 5, 2013. f you have any questions please contact Kathy Mertzlufft by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  2. “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training: Due to a large number of staff needing to attend this training in the Springfield area, we have scheduled a training at Jordan Valley Health Center on July 11 & 12, 2013. To register for this training, please use the attached registration form and email to Reba Brown at Reba.Brown@health.mo.gov.

    Please remember that all new WIC agency staff are required to attend this training. Nutritionist and CPAs must attend both days of training and all other staff (WIC Coordinators, WIC Clerks, HPAs, Certifiers, etc.) need only attend the first day, with the second day being optional. For more information on this training please go to: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-localwic_staff.php or contact Kathy Mertzlufft at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov for more information. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator-North East Community Action Corporation: NECAC has an immediate opening for a full time WIC Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator to provide services in both our O’Fallon and Warrenton, MO service centers. Nutritionist responsibilities will include enrolling and recertifying clients, nutritional assessments, preparing care plans and counseling. Breastfeeding Coordinator responsibilities will include development and implementation of all breastfeeding services provided to participants along with the supervision of the agency’s Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Qualified candidates must have been employed as a nutritionist in a MO WIC clinic in the last two years and be trained in advanced lactation management, preferably an IBCLC. Starting pay is $18.00 - $21.00 per hour based on experience. NECAC offers an excellent employee benefit package. Please fax cover letter and resume to Michelle Walch at 636-456-8485 OR e-mail to mwalch@necac.org OR complete application online at www.necac.org . If you have additional questions, please call Michelle Walch at 636-456-2933.(EOE/MFDV).


Grow-Glow BF Training Registration Kansas City-Springfield
Training Registration Form