Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

    State of Georgia
    Norcross, GA 30003
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Summary:

    Under general supervision, provides basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, including on-going breastfeeding education and/or counseling education on the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers to breastfeeding and how to start breastfeeding successfully. Assists in teaching prenatal breastfeeding classes for WIC participants and provides individual breastfeeding education as needed. Maintains a caseload of WIC pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, and uses proper and consistent documentation for peer counselor contacts in Peer Counselor Database system.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Has previously breastfed for at least 6 months. Current or previous WIC participant.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Previous Peer Counseling experience, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), speaks both English and Spanish

    We Offer:

    12 paid holidays, 3 weeks each of annual and sick leave per year. A defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance and payroll deductible Health and Flexible Benefits (Dental, Vision, Legal, Long Term Care, Dependent Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability). Medical and Child care spending accounts can be established in addition to deferred compensation options.

    Instructions to Apply:

    EMAIL, FAX or MAIL a completed application* to:

    Katie Bowles - HR Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments PO BOX 897 Lawrenceville, GA 30046 Fax # 770-277-2089

    * We do not accept resumes without a fully completed Application for Employment. Required education credentials, license, certification and/or registration must be submitted prior to employment. Due to the volume of applications/resumes, we are unable to provide information regarding status over the telephone. No notification will be sent except to those applicants selected for interviews.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Under Title I of the ADA, we do not discriminate on the basis of disability in our employment practices.

    Applicants selected for employment will be subject to the following:

    Pre-employment Drug & Medical Screening l Fingerprint Criminal Record Investigation l Reference Checks

    Qualifications :

    High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social services related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social services related field.
    Posting ID: 583246602Posted: 2020-10-30