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BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, 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.

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.
  • Bi lingual is preferred.

Qualifications

Education/Licensure/Certifications/Experience
  • 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
  • Experience in social work, counseling preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • IBCLC preferred
  • Valid Indiana driver's license and Access to personal transportation

Essential Duties

  • Work to increase: 1) breastfeeding initiation rate and 2) exclusive breastfeeding and duration.
  • Timely follow-up (per Loving Support guidelines) to the breastfeeding and pregnant women and referral made to breastfeeding expert
  • Accurately document all breastfeeding contacts and pump follow-ups in WISE breastfeeding notes, based on 10 WISE chart audits annually
  • Actively take part in World Breastfeeding week/month annually
  • Demonstrate 3-Step Counseling skills, so as to positively promote breastfeeding and support clinic efforts to educate and encourage participants to breastfeed, based on 3 observations annually

Key Competencies

  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills

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