BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR

Division:
Weber Morgan Health - WIC
Open Date:
01-28-2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Salary:
$10.00
Employment Type:
Part Time w/out Benefits
Location:
Ogden, UT

Job Description:


Under general supervision of an administrative supervisor, provides guidance, support, and up-to-date information to interested pregnant and lactating WIC participants through phone calls, text messaging and face to face in an office setting.

Example of Duties:


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

Follows the “2011 USDA Loving Support through Peer Counseling” training.

Provides guidance, support, and up-to-date- information on breastfeeding to interested pregnant and lactating WIC participants.

Demonstrates breastfeeding competence.

Promotion of breastfeeding through special projects and duties as assigned.

Familiar with common problems encountered by breastfeeding women.

Contacts WIC participants at targeted times during pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding using, phone calls, emails, texts, or letters.

Provides appropriate anticipatory guidance to prevent the occurrence of breastfeeding problems.

Refers advance problems to a trained Lactation Educator/Breastfeeding Coordinator.

Education and Experience:


High school graduation or equivalent.

Breastfed one or more infants.

Competent to provide breastfeeding advice and information to WIC participants.

Be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and desire to share that enthusiasm.

The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of computer keyboard, email, and other office equipment.

Prefer current or past WIC participant.

 

Requirements:


Prefer Spanish language skills.

Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met be an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.


Weber County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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