Job Description

Job Title: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Job ID: 02233416
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Home Nursing Agency
Department: WIC - Peer Counselor
Location: , State College PA

Description

This is a part-time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position.  Are you enthusiastic about breastfeeding and have desires to help other mothers. If this sounds like an exciting position for you, we invite you to learn more and apply today!

Purpose:

Gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $12.18 to $18.51 / hour

    Union Position: No

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