Temporary - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Recruitment #200204-UNCX-69


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking Temporary Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Temp) (PIN 34003052) to provide support to Comanche County Health Department in Lawton, OK.  The hourly salary for this position is up to $15.73 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor/Nutrition Assistant is a paraprofessional support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with the goal of increasing the breastfeeding rates. Also, helps evaluate nutritional and dietary needs of breastfeeding mothers and woman who wish to breastfeed; providing basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers by telephone or face-to-face.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Evaluating nutritional and dietary needs of breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women who wish to breastfeed; providing basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers by telephone or face-to-face; assisting in breast pump issuance, follow up and tracking; assisting with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups; keeping accurate records and referring clients appropriately.

Education and Experience
Mothers who possess a high School diploma or GED, are receiving or have received WIC services and have successfully breastfed one baby at least six months.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess good communication skills; be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and have a desire to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience, and have access to a telephone and reliable transportation.

Work Environment
This position will work in a clinical setting at the county health department and will involve working with breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women.

Physical Demands
Must be able to move throughout the clinic in order to operate office equipment such as computers, copiers, etc. and have the ability to assist breastfeeding moms by providing education and support to mothers.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.


All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.