In its century of service, Coney Island Hospital has established its reputation for clinical excellence and culturally competent care. The hospital has been recognized for its clinical innovations in Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine, Nuclear Medicine and Emergency Services. The hospital's staff is as diverse as the patients they serve. Interpreter services can be provided at any time of the day or night in over 130 languages.
A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a para-professional support person with a commitment to promote and support pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. The peer counselor is supervised by the WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator and/or the Peer Counselor Coordinator.
Maintain strict confidentiality of all participant information
Provide counseling and support throughout the pregnancy and during breastfeeding using counseling skills acquired during training
Acts as an advocate for breastfeeding in the community
Understand how the cultural attitudes and practices of their community impact on breastfeeding
Assists breastfeeding coordinator/dietitian in issuing breast pumps and recruiting for Peer Counselors
Assists dietitian to facilitate breastfeeding group discussion
Provides information on additional sources of help to the breastfeeding mother
Participates in peer support group, and attends monthly meetings (Local, regional or State) when needed.
Use accepted communication skills & ability to follow-up with participants through regular phone contact
Be able to demonstrate various positioning techniques for mother and baby
The ability to understand and carry out simple instructions. In some cases the ability to speak Spanish may be required. There are no formal education requirements for this position.
High School Diploma or GED
A current or former WIC participant or is from the community served by the local agency
Exhibits good nurturing skills
Good verbal skill
Projects enthusiasm for assisting other women
Posting ID: 573195314Posted: 2020-10-01