Northern Kentucky Health Department
July 15, 2021
BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR [Code: BFPC]
Do you want to make your community a better place to live by preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats? Are you excited about being part of a team focused on making a difference? Do you like new challenges? Does work/life balance appeal to you? If you answered YES, then it may be time for you to find the job you love right here at NKY Health. The Clinical Services Division is accepting applications for contract part-time (10-15 hours/week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors to promote breastfeeding, provide support to breastfeeding mothers and perform related duties. The contract is renewable on July 1 annually. We could be waiting for YOU!
Status: Part-Time (10-15 hours/week) Contract Position
Pay Rate: $12.00/Hour
Reports To: Nutrition Supervisor
This position must be available to work between 10 and 15 hours/week providing basic breastfeeding information and counseling to assist WIC clients with preventing and handling common breastfeeding problems and concerns, while referring exceptional cases to the appropriate professional. Most counseling will be provided to WIC mothers at the hospital birthing center following delivery. The rest of the counseling will be provided by telephone from home but some could be provided by home visit, clinic visit, and/or community visit based on the client’s needs. Attendance is required at monthly staff meetings and state meetings three times per year. Work hours must be flexible enough to meet the needs of breastfeeding clients who are having breastfeeding problems. This includes some evenings and weekends.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
To be eligible for hire into this position, you must be a current or past WIC client who has breastfed for six months or longer, and must speak fluent English. You must also have basic computer skills, be able to work independently, be able to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and other health department staff, be readily accessible by phone, and have a valid active driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Same as above plus ability to speak fluently in Spanish.
Please submit applications through CareerBuilder ONLY (www.careerbuilder.com).
We’re sorry but to be fair we must discard paper applications, faxed applications, and
e-mailed applications without considering them.
For immediate consideration apply by 7/23/2021.
We’ll accept your application as long as the position is posted on CareerBuilder.
Please reference code BFPC on any attachments or correspondence. No phone calls please. Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation, which must indicate that applicant meets minimum qualifications. Criminal background check will be required and eligibility will be verified. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.
Northern Kentucky Health Department Human Resources – BFPC