Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Recruitment #210402-UNCX-158

Introduction

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 a part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor providing support to the Grady County Health Department. This is a temporary unclassified position (PIN34001201) in state government, located in Chickasha, OK.  The hourly salary for this position is up to $16.45 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Teaches and assists with breastfeeding one on one and classroom setting classes to breastfeeding & pregnant mothers.
• Interviews patients and takes breastfeeding histories.
• Reviews patient medical charts for breastfeeding information.
• Assists nutrition therapist in determining appropriate breastfeeding care of patients.
• Participates in public information and educational activities regarding breastfeeding.
• Maintains records and prepares reports.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to record observations and activities; to follow oral and written directions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Be familiar with nutritional and breastfeeding data and instruction to meet nutritional guidelines of WIC- Breastfeeding.

Physical Demands and 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.  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.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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.


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Conclusion

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