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Geary County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in Junction City, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: GEARY COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Title: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC)Please apply at FLSA: Non-ExemptSalary Range: 11 $12.13/hrReports To:Registered Dietitian Department: Public HealthDate: January, 2019 THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION WORKING A MAXIMUM OF 10 HOURS PER WEEK. JOB SUMMARYThe job duties of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC) include but are not limited to breastfeeding support, encouragement, and education to our community. Additionally, BFPC will assist pregnant Women, Infant, and Children clients with their breastfeeding needs throughout pregnancy and postpartum periods; provide referrals to local providers; and provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to County residents and the general public. ________________________ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties described below are indicative of what the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Ordinances for the position of WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.Administrative Functions:Counsel WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, and/or hospital visits at scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC program.Counsel women in the WIC Clinic.Receive a caseload of WIC participants and make routine periodic contact with all clients assigned.Give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and how to get a good start to breastfeeding.Help mothers prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns.Respect each participant by keeping her information strictly confidential.Keep accurate records of all contacts made with WIC participants.Attend and assist with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups.Attend staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences/workshops as appropriate.Assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling through special projects and events.Refer mothers to other professionals in the community to help them when needed.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh School diploma or GED equivalent.Six (6) months of breastfeeding experience (does not have to be breastfeeding at this time)Breastfeeding Peer Counselor training (will be provided)A valid Kansas driver's license.SKILLS AND ABILITIESAbility to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIREDAbility to operate various types of equipment - standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Other equipment could be required. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedur es; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, SDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to perform basic mathematical calculations.REASONING ABILITYAbility to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.Physical Environment:The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.Work