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

Job Description:

  • Performs highly complex (senior-level) compliance analysis and technical assistance work for the Vendor Management & Operations Unit (VMO) 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.
  • Serves as program specialist for the Monitoring Oversight team of the Compliance Oversight Group.
  • Collaborates with the WIC Clinical Nutrition Services section and Monitoring Oversight Team Lead on maintenance of the Texas Universal Product Code (UPC) Authorized Product Listing (APL) database to include the addition, suspension, termination, and removal of UPCs from the WIC allowable food list.
  • Coordinates the EBT ECR recoupment and installation plan.
  • Records EBT ECR system invoices, Invoice Audit disallowances, and Cost Containment installments for repayment from terminated WIC vendors. Prepares collection letters and mail outs on money owed to the State for recoupment purposes.
  • Reports delinquent vendors to the Office of General Counsel and Office of the Texas Attorney General for collections. Designs, implements, and oversees complex queries on WIC allowable foods and UPC information as requested by VMO management.
  • Testifies in hearings and court proceedings as an expert witness in matters involving vendor non-compliance with State and Federal policies.
  • Conducts vendor registration which includes: verbal and written communication, scheduling and registration for training courses and conferences, and with preparing and updating course rosters.
  • Prepares training or facilitates workshops in specialized topics related to Compliance Oversight and VMO services.
  • Publishes the Compliance Oversight materials to agency website.
  • Analyzes and prepares comprehensive technical records or reports related to vendor monitoring and cost containment efforts, analyzing business functions recommending appropriate action.
  • Coordinates and conducts surveys or reviews to determine compliance with program policy.
  • Monitors vendor compliance with program policy and contractual terms/conditions on the sale of the mandatory Least Expensive Brands (LEB) food types.
  • Represents the program at various events statewide.
  • Works under limited supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 296083 or search "Program Specialist IV"

Salary: $3,763.16 - $4,881.08

Closing:  Aug. 13, 2015


Job Posting: 2
Job Title: Customer Service Representative I
Local Agency: 042 
Contact/E-mail: Tina Horkey
City: Taylor  
Phone: 512-943-3682

Job Description: 

  • Full-time customer service rep, WCCHD WIC Program in Taylor and other locations as needed.
  • Must provide own transportation, be available to work hours other than M-F 8-5.
  • Requires bilingual English/Spanish, HS graduate or GED, excellent customer service skills.
  • Duties include WIC data entry and benefits issuance, interviewing applicants, weighing and measuring applicants, performing finger sticks, assisting with nutrition fair, classes.
  • On-the-job training provided.
  • Excellent benefits package.
How to Apply: Applications and information available at www.wcchd.org or Williamson County & Cities Health District Administrative Office, 100 W. 3rd Street, Georgetown.

Salary: $11.90 hourly

Closing: Aug. 10, 2015


Job Posting: 3
Job Title: Lactation Specialist
Local Agency: 48 
Contact/E-mail: Jolene Norbert-Harrell
City: Houston 
Phone: 713-439-6153

Job Description: 

  • Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist for Breastfeeding Promotion, the Lactation Specialist provides support and counseling for WIC clients who are having breastfeeding problems beyond the scope of the Peer Counselor or Nutritionist's skill levels.
  • Provides training to WIC employees and other health care professionals. Provides outreach to the community on the benefits and management of breastfeeding to support WIC program goals.
  • Evaluates and consults with WIC clients experiencing problems with breastfeeding by telephone, at home, in the WIC clinic or by hospital visit.
  • Coordinates the breastfeeding client's care and follows up with the physician, family and WIC staff. Issues specialized equipment to breastfeeding mothers for management of specific breastfeeding problems as appropriate.
  • Makes referrals for medical follow up or other services as needed.
How to Apply: Please visit www.hcphes.org - Jobs (view positions under Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention)

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 4
Job Title: Nutrition Specialist: Breastfeeding Promotions Coordinator
Local Agency: 48 
Contact/E-mail: Jolene Norbert-Harrell
City: Houston 
Phone: 713-439-6153

Job Description: 

  • Under the supervision of the Assistant WIC Director, the Nutrition Specialist: Breastfeeding Promotion Coordinator develops and implements the Breastfeeding Promotion Plan according to the Texas Department State Health Services (DSHS) policies.
  • Coordinates the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.
  • Provides nutrition and breastfeeding information to staff, WIC participants and the public.
  • Assists in the training of WIC staff.
  • Determines eligibility of WIC participants and provides nutrition education.
  • Develops and submits the Breastfeeding Promotion Plan to the state agency.
  • Monitors and/or conducts the activities outlined in the annual Breastfeeding Promotion Plan for compliance throughout the plan year.
  • Coordinates breastfeeding promotion activities among community agencies and local WIC agencies.
  • Promotes breastfeeding through media activities, news releases, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), etc.
  • Prepares required reports on breastfeeding activities for both the local and state agency
How to Apply: Please visit www.hcphes.org - Jobs (view positions under Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention)

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 5
Job Title: Program Specialist I 
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • A Program Specialist I position with the Information Response Management Group within the Nutrition Services Section is now posted in CAPPS for application and review. 
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data, from the WIC Information Response Management Group (IRM).
  • Researches and evaluates in/out of state transfers for current participation and the status of redemption of WIC benefits in the WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system.
  • Reports negative findings (e.g. dual participation) to Office of Inspector General (OIG) for follow-up evaluation/monitoring.
  • Develops and conducts training related to WIC policies.
  • Revises and reviews web content for the agencies online sites.

How to Apply: Apply online at the DSHS Job Center, job number 295198 or search "Program Specialist I"

Salary: $3,081.33 - $3,914.62

Closing: Aug. 12, 2015


Job Posting: 6
Job Title: Program Specialist V  (Vendor Outreach Administrator)
Local Agency: state office
City: Austin
Phone: 888-894-4747 

Job Description:

  • Perform advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work for the Vendor Outreach Branch of the Vendor Management & Operations Unit within the Nutrition Services Section.
  • Work supports the United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Serve as the WIC Vendor Coordinator responsible for preparing, updating, and initiating changes to WIC Vendor policies and procedures, providing technical assistance and guidance, completing vendor evaluations, and training.
  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders on compliance with State and Federal regulations, and represent the Unit at various functions statewide.
  • Oversee and organize vendor outreach activities while working closely with internal staff, including but not limited to vendor conferences, meetings, marketing material, and vendor agreements. 
  • Serve as the backup to the Team Lead for the Vendor Outreach Branch.  Oversee, coordinate and implement the vendor liaison program in collaboration with local agency staff. Analyzes operations and problems, collaborates with program staff in resolving technical problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations. Oversee vendor agreement preparation and dissemination. Respond to vendor complaints and recommends solutions. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Represent the program at various events statewide. Performs 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 295417 or search "Program Specialist V"

Salary: $4,023.16 - $5,221.04

Closing: Aug. 11, 2015


Job Posting: 7
Job Title: WIC Clinic Supervisor CA
Local Agency: 76
Contact/E-mail: Kellie Kinsey
City: Pampa 
Phone: 806-665-1182

Job Description: 

  • WIC clinic supervisor acts as a lead worker with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Duties include acting as certifying authority responsible for certifying nutritional risk conditions at the time of certification and prescribing supplemental foods and provision of value enhanced nutrition assessment to clinic patients.
  • Prepares non-contract formula request form for approval and confers with physicians.
Qualifications:
  • Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: nutrition science, human nutrition, or dietetics, community nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, or home economics with food and nutrition major. Or a Licensed Vocational Nurse in good standing to practice.  
How to Apply: Visit www.outreachhealth.com

Salary: Based on experience

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 8
Job Title: WIC Health and Nutrition Specialist
Local Agency: 36
Contact/E-mail: Nevin Cunningham
City: San Marcos
Phone: (512) 393-8060

Job Description: 

  • Provides routine nutrition counseling and breastfeeding education and support.
  • Prepares and processes program documentation and determines client eligibility.
  • Conducts clinical testing, measuring, and analysis.
  • Assists with general clinic operations.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 18+ months of previous WIC experience and completion of the Certified WCS Program within 5 months of hire is required or; Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Science, or related field or; Home Economics degree with 12+ hours of nutrition courses; DTR; RN; LVN; or other degreed professional (with state approval) with 12+ hours of nutrition courses.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Proof of required immunizations or obtain upon employment.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred 
How to Apply: A City of San Marcos on-line application is required. Visit https://jobs.sanmarcostx.gov and select 'Search Postings' to apply and/or to obtain the complete job description. You may attach a copy of your resume/cover letter at time of application. You should receive an online confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application.

Salary: $13.92 - $15.66 hourly 

Closing: Open until filled 


Job Posting: 9
Job Title: WIC Nutritionist
Local Agency: 71
Contact/E-mail: N. Jannette Sepeda
City: McKinney
Phone: 972-633-3357

Job Description: 

  • Collin County is seeking candidates for the position of Nutritionist (WIC). This position performs nutritional assessments and makes diet recommendations by interviewing participants, obtaining blood samples, taking height and weight measurements and performing related tests, evaluating nutritional risk, and helping clients change their eating habits.
  • Teaches nutritional classes and breastfeeding by promoting a supportive environment, presenting lessons, interacting with citizens, answering questions and determining participants’ understanding.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with at least 18 semester hours (equivalent to a degree minor) in Nutrition, is required. Related degree fields include Nutrition, Nursing, Public Health, Nutrition Sciences, Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Community Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition.
  • Previous WIC experience, as well as Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Consultant, or Certified Lactation is desired.
  • Applicants must have the flexibility to accept work assignments in our McKinney, Plano, Wylie, and Frisco Offices.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to work a flexible schedule, including 10 hour days, is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
How to Apply: Apply online on the Collin County Jobs website.

Salary: $38,830 annually

Closing: Open until filled


Job Posting: 10
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: 11
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: 12
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: 13
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: 14
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: 15
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: 16
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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