Breastfeeding Counselor (#TS9202)
$16.28-$19.78 Hourly / $2,821.00-$3,428.94 Monthly / $33,852.00-$41,147.31 Yearly


Under general supervision, educates new mothers on breastfeeding techniques; provides instruction on use of electric breast pumps; provides support and encouragement to clients who are learning how to breast feed, and performs other and related work as required.


This is a part time/temporary class in San Joaquin County. An employee in this class is responsible for counseling and educating Public Health Women, Infants & Children (WIC) clients and new mothers at San Joaquin General Hospital regarding breastfeeding. General supervision is received from the department Program Coordinator and/or other managerial/supervisory staff.


  • Contacts assigned clients to provide encouragement and support to new mothers; educates clients on breastfeeding techniques and methods.
  • Facilitates the distribution of electric breast pumps to clients; refers clients to community support service agencies as necessary.
  • Maintains contact with assigned clients; provides basic information and materials on breastfeeding.
  • Maintains clients’ records; documents relevant communication in clients’ records.
  • Provides follow up and communicates with clients through telephone calls or mailings.
  • Attends meetings as assigned.


    Experience: Six months of experience breastfeeding an infant or currently breastfeeding an infant for the past six months.


    Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


    Breast feeding benefits; basic breast feeding problems and solutions; basic record keeping systems and effective communication skills.


    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and the general public; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain accurate records; and exercise patience and tact while interacting with staff, clients and the general public.


    Mobility-Frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional standing for long periods of time; Frequency of Lifting-Occasional lifting of 5 to 30 lbs.; Visual Requirements-Constant need for overall vision and close up work; frequent need for hand/eye coordination; occasional use of color perception, depth perception and field of vision/peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent holding, repetitive motion and writing; occasional reaching and grasping; Hearing/Talking-Constant haring of normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio and talking on the telephone; frequent hearing of faint sounds; occasional talking in person; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant public contact; frequent decision making, concentration, working alone and working weekends/nights; occasional overtime/travel, exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief and death; Special Requirements-May work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules due to emergencies; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise and varied weather conditions.

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    CLASS: TS9202; EST: 10/1/2010;