Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/22/2018

Address

176 Broadway
Paterson
New Jersey
07505
United States

Description

Facilitate Breastfeeding Support Groups with a target population of Black, non-Hispanic women or new mothers. Provides breastfeeding information to clients; encourage exclusive breastfeeding.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Facilitate or assist with breastfeeding group discussions for participants, with a target population of Black, non-Hispanic pregnant women and new mothers residing in Jersey City or Paterson.
  • Provide breastfeeding and postpartum information and support to pregnant/ breastfeeding participants.
  • Follow-up with clients as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of all contacts with pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Keep client information strictly confidential.
  • Make referrals according to established protocols to the IBCLC consultant, the mother’s physician, a public health program in the community, or social service agency.
  • Explore and garner healthcare provider partnerships
  • Recruit pregnant and breastfeeding mothers for the support groups
  • Follow-up with participants during the postpartum period to ensure appointments are arranged and attended.
  • Identify participants who qualify for HWHF Case Management
  • Link appropriate breastfeeding support group participants to HWHF Case Management Program.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


DESIRED EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate required
  • Two years experience as Breastfeeing Counselor
  • CLC certification preferred, eligibility for CLC training required.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite required
  • Nonjudgmental attitude; culturally competent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits

  • Medical Insurance Plan with Employer-Paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Dental Insurance Plan
  • Vision Insurance Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Long-term Disability & AD&D Insurance Plan

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

mkinsella@partnershipmch.org
http://www.partnershipmch.org

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Marie Kinsella, MS, MCHES

Director of Community Programs

Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

176 Broadway

Paterson, NJ 07505

Submissions without a cover letter and/or salary requirement will not be considered. We thank you for your interest in working for The Partnership. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.


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