BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR (50075316)

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

Gives basic breastfeeding information, encouragement, and support to Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school or GED. 
  • Having breastfed at least one baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
  • Previous or current participation in the WIC Program
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and Access to personal transportation

Licenses/Certifications Required

Valid Indiana driver's license and access to personal transportation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Office equipment and proper telephone etiquette.
  • Current lactation practices and terminology or the willingness to learn 
  • Use effective and efficient time management skills under pressure of patient volume.
  • Work independently.
  • Pleasantly communicate verbally and in writing with the public, assigned hospital staff and WIC staff.
  • Be flexible to changing work duties
  • Operate office equipment especially computers.
  • Bilingual is preferred.

Working Enviornment

  • Primarily works out of WIC office located in WIC clinics or in area hospitals where WIC provides services
  • May require periodic evening phone contact with established clients
  • Some travel required between program locations and within community.
  • Exposure to communicable illnesses and diseases due to direct client contact.
  • Considerable walking and standing.

            

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis