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GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in TEXAS CITY, Texas

less thanp>less thanstrong>Join our WIC Department! Are you ready for the challenge?less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>iless than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Galveston County Health District is seeking a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor!less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>The right candidate will be responsible for counseling pregnant and breastfeeding women one-to-one.less than/p>less thanp>iless than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>We can offer you:less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>i Excellent Benefits; including an Amazing retirement package, Paid Time Off plans, FREE Life Insurance, FREE Long Term Disability, Affordable Medical insurance, FREE Parking and much, much more!less than/p>less thanp>i Team Oriented Environmentless than/p>less thanp>i Hourly Rate: $13.91less than/p>less thanp>iless than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Required:less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>i Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalentless than/p>less thanp>i Receiving current or previous WIC services and successfully breastfeeding at least one child (present or previously)less than/p>less thanp>i Bilingual in Spanish preferredless than/p>less thanp>i Excellent presentation skills to teach breastfeeding classes and/or training background and/or experience and understanding of adult learning principlesless than/p>less thanp>i Must be receiving or have received WIC services, successfully breastfed at least one baby, (does not have to be currently nursing) and possess high enthusiasm about educating mothers about breastfeedingless than/p>less thanp>i Ability to work outside of regular clinic hours and outside of the WIC clinicless than/p>less thanp>i Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehiclesless than/p>less thanp>i Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driveris license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operatedless than/p>less thanp>i Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicableless than/p>less thanp>i Customer Service Orientedless than/p>less thanp>i Excellent written and verbal communication skillsless than/p>less thanp>i Excellent Computer Skills MS Officeless than/p>less thanp>i Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessaryless than/p>less thanp>i Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policyless than/p>less thanp>i Must be in compliance with ICS training requirementsless than/p>less thanp>i Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screeningless than/p>less thanp>iless than/p>less thanp>An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.less than/p>less thanp>iless than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Traditional Duties:less than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>i Counsels pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on one-to-one basis at WIC sites, in the hospital or over the phone enabling new mothers to avoid common breastfeeding problems and follows upless than/p>less thanp>i Provides information promoting breastfeeding, which addresses specific concerns of expectant and breastfeeding mothers and corrects misinformationless than/p>less thanp>i Weigh and measure infant/child as deemed necessary for complete breastfeeding assessmentless than/p>less thanp>i Identifies breastfeeding experiences that are not the norm and makes an immediate, appropriate referralless than/p>less thanp>i Assists in training of new Peer Counselorsless than/p>less thanp>i Trains staff in pump issuance, retrieval, and maintenanceless than/p>less thanp>i Assesses need for breast pumps and breastfeeding aids and issues in accordance with State and L