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Job Posting: 1
Job Title: Program Specialist I (Monitoring Specialist)
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Perform routine (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work for the Vendor Management and Operations Unit within the Nutrition Services Section.
  • Work supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Serve as liaison between the monitoring oversight and competitive pricing teams, assisting with both Uniform Product Code (UPC) and Price Look Up (PLU) maintenance and Least Expensive Brand (LEB) analysis.
  • Responsible for researching and responding to participant access inquiries, and repayment of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) installment costs from terminated vendors. Coordinate warehouse duties, such as mail pick-up and delivery, backup building safety coordinator, delivering Section equipment (golf carts, delivery truck, and vehicles), maintenance of equipment, warehouse deliveries, material breakdown and other general warehouse activity.
  • Assist with WIC vendor training registration, WIC vendor complaints, WIC vendor outreach activities, and surveys.
  • Communicate both verbally and written with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment..

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 293514 or search "Monitoring Specialist"

Salary: $3,081.33 - $3,914.62

Closing: July 13, 2015


Job Posting: 2
Job Title: Healthy Texas Babies Nurse
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Under the supervision of the Maternal and Child Health Manager of the Office of Title V & Family Health, the Public Health Nurse II performs professional nursing activities in a consultative, advisory, educational, and administrative capacity in relation to preventive and primary health services for women, infants and children.
  • Participates in the development of planning at the state level, to include: analyzing data, consulting with stakeholders, developing policy, and implementing directives and projects designed to promote delivery of evidence-based clinical and community services on a statewide basis for women of child-bearing age, infants, and children.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to public and private agencies, programs, and individual providers serving pregnant women, infants, children, and youth.
  • Maintains clinical knowledge of prenatal and pediatric care through ongoing review of peer reviewed periodicals.
  • Participates in the development and review of standards and guidelines to reduce infant mortality and promote healthy child and adolescent development.
  • Work is performed under limited supervision, led by the Title V Maternal and Child Health Manager.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 292235 or search "Healthy Texas Babies Nurse"

Salary: $4,023.16 - $5,819.97

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 3
Job Title: WIC Nutritionist  
Local Agency: 126-01
Contact/E-mail:
Katelin Kuhlwein
City: Brenham 
Phone: 979-836-1913

Job Description: 

  • Assessment and Counseling
  • Nutrition Education
  • Income and Residency Screening for Eligibility
  • Hemoglobin Screening and Anthropometric Assessment
  • Texas WIN System Data Input
  • Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Clerical/Receptionist duties
  • Other Duties As Needed
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in any of the following majors: Nutrition Science, Human Nutrition or Dietetics, Community nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or Home Economics with a minimum of 24 semester hours in Nutrition.

How to Apply: Please email resumes to katelin.kuhlwein@faithmission.us. If you would like a more detailed Job Description, please email katelin.kuhlwein@faithmission.us or call 979-836-1913.

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: July 10, 2015


Job Posting: 4
Job Title: Program Specialist III (Vendor Outreach Specialist)
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Perform complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work for the Food Issuance Branch of the Food Issuance and Redemption Services Unit within the Nutrition Services Section. Work supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Serve as a WIC Vendor liaison providing technical assistance and guidance, completing vendor evaluations, and training.
  • Coordinate with internal staff on policy development, changes, and implementation.
  • Analyzes operations and problems, collaborates with program staff in resolving technical problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Assist with vendor agreements and data entry, USDA disqualification notices, and marketing material preparation and distribution. Respond to vendor complaints and recommends solutions.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with vendor agreement preparation and dissemination.
  • Represent the program at various events statewide.
  • Coordinate and implement the vendor liaison program in collaboration with local agency staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, and works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 293115 or search "Program Specialist III"

Salary: $3,520.00 - $4,563.42

Closing: July 7, 2015


Job Posting: 5
Job Title: Program Specialist III (Vendor Outreach Specialist)
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Perform complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work for the Food Issuance Branch of the Food Issuance and Redemption Services Unit within the Nutrition Services Section. Work supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Serve as a WIC Vendor liaison providing technical assistance and guidance, completing vendor evaluations, and training.
  • Coordinate with internal staff on policy development, changes, and implementation.
  • Analyzes operations and problems, collaborates with program staff in resolving technical problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Assist with vendor agreements and data entry, USDA disqualification notices, and marketing material preparation and distribution. Respond to vendor complaints and recommends solutions.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with vendor agreement preparation and dissemination.
  • Represent the program at various events statewide.
  • Coordinate and implement the vendor liaison program in collaboration with local agency staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, and works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 293113 or search "Program Specialist III"

Salary: $3,520.00 - $4,563.42

Closing: July 7, 2015


Job Posting: 6
Job Title: Customer Service Representative IV 
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Communicate with Local Agencies (LAs) and WIC program participants regarding program issues. 
  • Receive and handle incoming calls in English and Spanish from WIC LAs and WIC participants regarding EBT related issues. 
  • Provide support for  the Information Response Management area to cover business operation changes and process needs. 
  • Assist with the EBT client resolution process and assists in conducting quality assurance. 

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 293002 or search "Customer Service Representative IV"

Salary: $2,748.00 - $3,489.67

Closing:  Open until filled


Job Posting: 7
Job Title: Program Specialist IV (Quality Assurance Coordinator)
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Oversee the management and track the effectiveness of the WIC quality assurance process.
  • Serve as WIC liaison for all staff responsible for performing contractor quality assurance functions, including clinical and fiscal monitoring staff to assure that findings are resolved in a timely manner and assess for systemic problematic trends.
  • Develop and implement effective techniques for evaluating the quality assurance process and for recommending change when needed.
  • Assist with policy and procedure development and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated quality assurance plan for WIC contractors.
  • Assist with local agency financial issues, policies and procedures, and performing technical assistance when necessary to resolve financial discrepancies or questions.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 292159 or search "Program Specialist IV"

Salary: $3,763.16 - $4,881.08

Closing: June 29, 2015 


Job Posting: 8
Job Title: Clerk I  
Local Agency: 11
Contact/E-mail: Galveston County Health District
City: Galveston
Phone: 409-938-2260

Job Description: Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, the Clerk I is responsible for entering data into the WIC automated system, downloading food benefits onto the WIC lone star smart card, maintaining lone star smart card inventory, assisting with the certification process, conducts hemoglobin or hematocrit test (blood test) on applicable WIC clients in accordance with WIC guidelines, assists with weights and heights and receives incoming calls in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; rules and policies adopted by the United Board of Health; and operational procedures established by management. 

  • Knowledge of computer data entry, basic nutrition information, and routine business functions, such as scheduling, maintaining inventory, and processing paperwork.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds.
  • Work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups.
  • Communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude.
  • Consistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
  • Work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to job related work experience, coursework and/or training.
  • Valid Texas Drivers License
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel between GCHD facilities.
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours if necessary.
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy.
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements.
  • Bilingual Spanish required.

How to Apply: Please visit Galveston County Health District website to apply. Resumes can accompany an application but will not be accepted as a substitute for applications. Complete and submit an application to HR online. The application is an Adobe Reader fillable form. If you use a different PDF viewer to fill out the form it may send incorrect information. Download and save the application to your computer and submit the completed application with your e-mail provider to apply@gchd.org You may also print the application, complete it, and drop it off at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expwy, Suite A111,Texas City, or mail it to GCHD-HR, PO Box 939, La Marque, Texas 77568, or fax to 409-938-2284.

Salary: $12.45 hourly 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 9
Job Title: Lactation Consultant
Contact/E-mail: Lauren Camacho
City: Bellaire and Houston
Phone: 713-500-3072 

Job Description: With the assistance of the clinic medical directors, the Lactation Consultant plans, manages, and evaluates all breastfeeding clinical activities for the University of Texas Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associated clinical practice sites; and coordinates overall patient breastfeeding education.

  •  This position will support clinics located in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX and in Bellaire, TX.
    Coordinates the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program by promoting breastfeeding to WIC participants. Performs or supervises direct breastfeeding consultation and the coordination of all breastfeeding education activities for the program.
  • Assesses client breastfeeding problems, counsels and makes recommendations according to established protocols. Provides follow-up care and referrals as necessary.
  • Determines appropriateness of issuing specialized equipment such as breast pumps, SNS apparatus, etc, to clients for management of breastfeeding problems in accordance with policies.
  • Responsible for accurate inventory of breast pumps, breastfeeding aids, breastfeeding education materials, and office/medical supplies. Orders supplies as necessary.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of patient status and care.
  • Creates and teaches the breastfeeding clinical education for patients and staff in accordance with current research literature and national standards of care.
  • Conducts staff education and meetings and training as required.
  • Answers and responds to breastfeeding hotlines after hours, as needed.
  • Acts as a professional resource for health care providers which includes, but is not limited to, preparing conference presentations, developing interactive and social media communication venues, and writing articles for various publications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current certification as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
  • Must have a valid Texas driver's license.
  • RN License issued by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Four years related experience
  • Experience managing nurse functions preferred

How to Apply: E-mail resume to Lauren Camacho or visit the UT Health Houston website.

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 10
Job Title: Nutritionist
Local Agency: 73
Contact/E-mail: Karen Finstuen
City: San Antonio
Phone: (210) 924-6004

Job Description: 

  • Assesses, observe, evaluate and document intervention on participants in the WIC Program.
  • Provide participants with group nutrition education classes and/or individual counseling on their or their child's individual nutritional risk condition.
  • Conduct performances and assessments of height, weight, and anemia screening.
  • Conduct individual counseling addressing a participant's individual nutritional risk condition.
  • Conduct group classes.
  • Determine program eligibility of WIC participants.
  • Clinic Assignments are flexible.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science, Community Nutrition, or Home Economics with 12-semester hours credit in foods and Nutrition.
  • Experience in Public Health(desired).

How to Apply: Fax resume (210) 924-6039 or email kfinstuen.cdb@tachc.org

Salary: Based on experience 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 11
Job Title: Registered Dietician (P/T)
Local Agency: 40
Contact/E-mail: Walterine L. Brown
City: Beaumont  
Phone: 409-880-3124

Job Description:

  • Prepares organizes and instructs nutrition education classes
  • Orders, receives and evaluates necessary materials for presentations and maintains an adequate supply of nutrition educational materials
  • Provides high rush individual counseling
  • Performs nutritional assessment including the determination of normal growth patterns and diet adequacy
  • Evaluates blood iron level and assesses present health status of clients
  • Determines eligibility of clients and food supplements to be received
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics, Home Management, Food Service, Dietetics or other related field with a minimum 24 hours in food and Nutrition
  • Must have a current license as a Registered Dietitian in the State of Texas

How to Apply: Apply online at www.cityofbeaumont.com

Salary: $25/hourly 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 12
Job Title: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Job#382 & 385) 
Local Agency: 11
Contact/E-mail: Galveston County Health District
City: Galveston 
Phone: 409-938-2260

Job Description: Under the direction of the WIC Program Director, the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is responsible for counseling pregnant and breastfeeding women one-to-one in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; rules and policies adopted by the United Board of Health; and operational procedures established by management. Responsibilities include counseling new mothers in the hospital and counseling mothers over the telephone; documenting telephone counseling and follow up; submitting telephone logs weekly; teaching and/or participating in breastfeeding classes; actively promoting breastfeeding; complying with state and local breastfeeding policies and procedures; assist in training new employees and performing other duties as assigned when not scheduled for breastfeeding duties.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.
  • Receiving current or previous WIC services and successfully breastfeeding at least one child (present or previously).
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel between GCHD facilities.
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours if necessary.
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy.
  • Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish.  

How to Apply: Please apply at http://www.gchd.org/hr/job.htm Complete and submit an application to HR online. The application is an Adobe Reader fillable form. If you use a different PDF viewer to fill out the form it may send incorrect information.
PLEASE INDICATE THE FOLLOWING ON THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION:
  • If you are currently receiving or have received WIC services
  • If you have successfully breastfed at least one child
  • If you are bilingual in English/Spanish
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Download and save the application to your computer and submit the completed application to apply@gchd.org. Print the application, complete it, and drop it off at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expwy, Suite A110,Texas City, or mail it to GCHD-HR, PO Box 939, La Marque, Texas 77568, or fax to 409-938-2284 

Salary: $11.67/hourly 

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 13
Job Title: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Local Agency:  073 
Contact/E-mail: Karen Finstuen
City: San Antonio
Phone: (210) 924-6004

Job Description: 

  • Promote breastfeeding and provide assistance in normal breastfeeding experiences
  • Teach classes on the advantages of breastfeeding
  • Document encounters and complete forms according to policy and as assigned by supervisor
  • Issue breast pumps and maintain inventories of pumps
  • Have the ability to work outside regular clinic hours and outside the WIC environment
  • Performs other related duties
Qualifications:
  • Must be or have been on the WIC Program
  • Have successfully breastfed at least one baby
  • High school diploma or general education degree(GED)
  • Bilingual(Spanish)

How to Apply: Fax (210 924-6039) or email Karen Finstuen resume

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled

 

 

 

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