WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Suffolk County, NY
Location: New York State, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00028159
The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator manages the Enhanced Peer Counseling program and supervises the peer counselors (PC). Following the NYS DOH WIC Loving Support model, she ensures that the PC staff performs optimally and meets the program's needs. Routine quality assessments (QA) are performed on each PC to promote constant improvement. Coordination will take place at WIC centers. Collect and Manage participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times.
This position is grant-funded for a limited time through the WIC office and Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Associates degree and one year volunteer or work-related experience or high school diploma or equivalency with 2 years volunteer or work experience.
Proficiency with windows-based software, including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers, and Microsoft Office proficiency including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment.
Ability to communicate and to read and write in English.
Experience with breastfeeding - at least one baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
Have good organizational skills, enabling her to manage her assigned caseload, keep track of her scheduled hours, meetings, and trainings, and meet necessary deadlines.
Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience
Enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place
Experience working with the target audience (limited resource)
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills, and ability to keep the information confidential
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
Current or previous WIC participants are preferred.
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)
Program Delivery - 75%
Attends NYS DOH Loving Support model breastfeeding training classes to become a peer counselor coordinator, completing a certified lactation counselor course, and passing the CLC exam within one year of employment.
Receives a caseload of WIC mothers and makes routine periodic contacts with all mothers assigned.
Gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including educating them about the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding. She also helps mothers prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns. As a PCC and CLC, she can act as a designated breastfeeding expert (DBE) if a PC is involved in a situation she is required to yield.
Counsels WIC pregnant mothers by telephone and during WIC appointments at local WIC sites.
Acting as a peer provides breastfeeding information and continued support to WIC moms filling the gap between home and medical professionals while striving to improve the rate of exclusivity among breastfeeding participants.
Ensures that breastfeeding moms are prepared for returning to work while breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding duration among WIC moms.
Respects each mother by keeping her information strictly confidential.
Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with WIC mothers.
Assists in establishing program goals and objectives for the EPC program.
Work along with the breastfeeding coalition identifying gaps in breastfeeding resources in order to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
Speaks and promotes breastfeeding events as needed, such as the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health and HRH care prenatal groups funded by March of Dimes.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Coordination/Operation - 15%
Maintain a record of class participants.
Complete reports accurately.
Collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Collect enrollment participants.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information, participant information, and data collected.
Submit collected data (above).
Professional Improvement - 5%
Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
Participate in staff evaluation processes as instructed.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe living and working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of and adhered to the established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Salary: Non-exempt $16.50 (per hour)
Hour: Part-time (21 hours per week)
Benefits: Full Benefits
Date Position Available: Approximately October 15, 2021
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to:
Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at [email protected].
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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