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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - WIC - Public Health

at Denton County

Pay: $28704 to $33296.6/year
$28704 - $33296.6
Posted: 6/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2485607

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
The Peer Counselor performs helping WIC clients to successfully breastfeed their babies. Work involves providing instruction in proper breastfeeding techniques and supplying any needed equipment.  Employee is responsible for regular follow up to ensure mothers have the assistance they need.

Examples of Duties

Teaches classes on how to breastfeed and the advantages of breastfeeding.

Counsels breastfeeding clients either in person or over the phone regarding breastfeeding.

Provide support and follow-up to breastfeeding mothers.

Gather and assess information from WIC clients and determine their breastfeeding needs.

Responsible to follow up regularly with the client until the client no longer needs assistance.

Interact with client and document on assessment forms the needs and progress of the client.

Maintain inventory of breast feeding material and supplies.

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required.

Must complete 20 hours of peer counselor training within the first 30 days of employment.

Must have participated as a WIC breastfeeding mom.

Supplemental Information

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Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.