WIC Peer Counselor

US-NJ-Union
6 days ago
ID
2017-3252
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Part-Time
Category
Other

Overview

VNA Health Group is a premiere Medicare/Medicaid-certified provider of home health, hospice, and community-based services. We’ve been serving families and individuals with the most advanced and comprehensive clinical home care in NJ since 1912. 

 

We are currently looking for a WIC Peer Counselor to join our team. The position would be responsible for promoting breastfeeding and providing basic breastfeeding education to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Responsibilities

  1. Supports organization’s mission by striving for excellence in all aspects of their      job with a focus on positive interpersonal relationship with co-workers
  2. Delivers a high level of customer service to assure positive patient experience
  3. Provides basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers
  4. Provides follow-up communication with all mothers in the caseload
  5. Counsels WIC breastfeeding customers in the home, community, hospital, pediatric clinics or by phone as determined by the supervisor
  6. Maintains accurate records of all client contacts and keeps all information      confidential
  7. Adheres to the organization’s policy in regards to absenteeism and appearance
  8. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position

Qualifications

  1. Past or present breastfeeding experience
  2. Experience with culturally diverse population
  3. Must have completed the WIC Peer Counselor training
  4. Strong communication, customer service and interpersonal skills 

Working Conditions/Physical Demand:  Busy clinic environment at various locations in the community, ability to transport and carry work related supplies

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