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Breast Feeding Peer Counslor

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Centro De Salud Familiar

El Paso, TX 79901
Health Care
3 May 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
I. JOB SUMMARY Counsels pregnant and breastfeeding women one-on-one in the WIC clinics; counsels new mothers in the hospital and counsels mothers over the telephone. Teaches and/or participates in breastfeeding classes. Actively promotes breastfeeding. Complies with state and local breastfeeding policies and procedures. Assists in training new employees and performs other duties as assigned when not scheduled for breastfeeding duties II. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Will form an open and supportive relationship with volunteers and participants in a bilingual, culturally sensitive manner utilizing personal experience. 2. Ensures breastfeeding is promoted and supported according to State and local agency requirements. 3. Has the ability to work outside of regular clinic hours and outside of the WIC clinic. 4. Perform other duties as assigned. III. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS A. Work Experience Candidate must have received WIC benefits at one time or currently receiving WIC benefits. Candidate must have had exclusively breastfed or expressed breast milk for at least one baby for a minimum of six months. Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding, and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience. S:Peer Counselor Hummxr 1207 B. License/Registration/Certification Not Applicable C. Education High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred. D. Skills Ability to communicate with the public in a professional, courteous and tactful manner. Ability to establish good public relations and to make effective public appearances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to exercise judgment in unusual or stressful situations. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Knowledge of basic computer software applications and/or feels comfortable in learning new software applications. Ability to relate well to persons of all ages and cultures. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable insured transportation required. Must have an acceptable driving record and proof of liability insurance. Bilingual English/Spanish. IV. PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Breastfeeding Peer Helper

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