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WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

  • Job ID: 151937075
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: WIC All Regions
  • Location: 206 W Plank Road, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


UPMC is Hiring a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the State College office. This position is part-time hours between 8:00am-4:00 pm. This position gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.


  • Participate in Agency committees as requested.
  • Promotes breastfeeding with pregnant women and gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.
  • Receives a caseload of WIC clients and makes routine periodic contacts with all clients assigned.
  • Works to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in delivery of services to internal/external customers.
  • Is available beyond 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM working hours to new mothers who are having breastfeeding problems.
  • Promote personal, co-worker, customer, and visitor safety during work duties.
  • She also helps mothers prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns.
  • Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with WIC clients.
  • Maintain and protect customer, staff, and Agency confidentiality.
  • Counsels WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers at the WIC clinic or by telephone contacts at scheduled intervals.
  • Demonstrates support of Agency mission and philosophy in delivery of services.
  • Attends breastfeeding training classes to become a peer counselor.



  • Has breastfed at least one baby for at least 6 months (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
  • Demonstrates communication skills and ability to utilize counseling techniques.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm about breastfeeding and desires to help other mothers.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform computer skills in specialized computer application (s) with Excel and other department software.
  • Access to transportation in the Agency service area with valid Pennsylvania driver's license and auto liability insurance.

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  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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