Bilingual (English/Spanish) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - WIC Program - #242884

Children's Home Society


Date: 05/05/2021 01:00 AM

City: Trenton, New Jersey

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Overview:


The Bilingual Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional who has personal exclusive breastfeeding experience of at least six months, is enthusiastic about breastfeeding, has basic communication skills, and is able to model good parenting and breastfeeding skills. Ideally, a peer counselor is a present or former WIC participant who is from the community where she works and can speak the language of those she serves. Reliable transportation is needed as travel throughout Mercer County is required.



Schedule: 35 Hours Per Week



Flexible schedule needed and ability to work some evening and weekend hours, including Wednesday hours of 11:30AM - 7:30PM



Work Location: 1440 Parkside Avenue, Ewing, New Jersey




Responsibilities:



  • Facilitates or assists with breastfeeding group discussions for participants
  • Provides basic breastfeeding information and support to pregnant and breastfeeding WIC participants by telephone, home visits, and/or hospital visits
  • Makes routine periodic contacts with all clients assigned to her caseload
  • Is available outside the usual 8 to 5 working hours to new mothers who are having breastfeeding problems
  • Keeps accurate records of all contacts with WIC pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Documents in WIC ACCESS nutrition education contacts and communicates pertinent plan of care information via general notes
  • Keeps client information strictly confidential Makes referrals according to established protocols to the CPA, lactation consultant, the mother’s physician, a public health program in the community, or a social service agency
  • Attends monthly breastfeeding staff meetings and meetings of the local agency for which she provide breastfeeding services
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including one late eveneing and occasional Saturday hours

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:


  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Keyboard skills/Data Entry


Key Competencies





  • Bilingual English/Spanish Required
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Culturally sensitive to the population being servied
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance

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