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BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR

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Added 2021-07-15

Description

Northern Kentucky Health Department

Job Posting

 

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

 

Detailed Description:

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:

  1. Manages a caseload of breastfeeding and pregnant mothers. (Follows up on referrals received. Contacts mothers per established protocol. Terminates clients as per protocol.)
  2. Educates and counsels. (Promotes breastfeeding. Provides basic breastfeeding information. Assists clients with preventing and handling common breastfeeding problems and concerns. Refers exceptions to appropriate professional. Assists with prenatal classes, breastfeeding support groups, and health fairs or other community events.)
  3. Maintains records. (Documents activities using appropriate forms. Enters data into database(s). Maintains records of client contacts.)
  4. Performs other duties. (Participates in internal and external meetings; Completes timecard; Completes travel reports; Completes required training; Completes other assigned reports; Attends work as scheduled.)

 

Minimum Requirements:

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.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Same as above plus ability to speak fluently in Spanish.

 

To Apply:

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

Please visit our website at www.nkyhealth.org to
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Specific details

Employer Northern Kentucky Health Department

Location


8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence KY 41042

Advert details

Advert ID: 84
Displayed: 36
Expires: 2021-08-14
In categories: LHD: Non-clinical