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Position:                                  Breastfeeding Peer Counselor/Part Time/No Benefits

Location:                                 Haywood County Health Department

Salary Grade:                          54

Minimum Hourly Rate:             $9.52

Date Position Available:          July 1, 2010

Application Deadline:              June 28, 2010    5:00 p.m.


Description of Duties:  The person in this position serves as a role model and support person for pregnant women and new mothers.  Provides education and support to women who plan to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding.  Works under the direct supervision of a breastfeeding peer counselor program manager trained in lactation and breastfeeding peer counselor program management.


Examples of Duties:

§          Provides support and encouragement to prenatal and breastfeeding women participating in the WIC program.

§          Is a partner with health care professionals to promote breastfeeding.

§          Provides hands-on consultation to breastfeeding women in health department clinic, hospital and/or  home settings.

§          Leads breastfeeding support group meetings.

§          Maintains breastfeeding equipment and supplies.

§          Documents and maintains records for client contact, education activities, and services provided to clients.

§          Provides phone consultation for clients.

§          Participates in breastfeeding continuing education training to remain current on breastfeeding information.


Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or equivalency.  Experience in breastfeeding an infant preferred.


Application Process:  State application (PD 107) must be submitted to:

Marcia Tate, WIC Director

2177 Asheville Road, Waynesville, NC 28786


Selection process will be by structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed to select the best-qualified applicants for admission to the interview.