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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

People's Health Centers | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Responsibilities:

Our organization uses the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor as a paraprofessional to give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serves as a role model for breastfeeding women participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Requirements:

Counsels pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, hospital visits, and in the WIC office at scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC provider. May teach prenatal and breastfeeding classes with approved lesson plan by BFPC Coordinator and/or organize mother support groups.Receives a caseload of WIC participants and makes contacts with participants based on local agency's contact schedule.Provides information and support for women in managing common maternal and infant breastfeeding problems that occur. May assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding through special projects and duties as assigned.

This position requires the candidate to be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Education:

High school degree of equivalent credential required.