BJH Comprehensive Health Services
  • 04-May-2018 to 30-May-2018 (EST)
  • WIC
  • Okatie, SC, USA
  • Part Time

See employee benefits. Company cell phone. Mileage reimbursement


Position Summary

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor serves as an advocate for promoting the benefits of breastfeeding by providing support to breastfeeding mothers and WIC participants with basic breastfeeding information and encouragement.

DUTIES

Position Duties

The counselor will attend breastfeeding training classes to become a peer counselor

Counsel WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, and hospital visits at scheduled intervals determined by local WIC program.

Counsel women during clinic

Manage a caseload of prenatal and postpartum mothers and makes routine contact with all clients assigned

Gives breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including providing information about benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and troubleshooting breastfeeding concerns.

Maintains accurate and confidential records on all clients

Appropriately refers mothers to other recourses within the clinic

Attends and assists with breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support groups

Attends staff meetings as required and breastfeeding conferences

May assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling through special projects and duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications

Must be bi-lingual and have

HS Diploma or equivalent

Previous experience with breastfeeding

Must be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and able to demonstrate the willingness to help mother's enjoy a positive experience

Selected applicant must have reliable transportation and be willing to use for work

Benefits

Health benefits provided by SC Employee Insurance Program

Mileage reimbursement

Cell phone

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