Patient Care Aide - WIC Peer Counselor (P/T) - 1902385
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): High School Diploma/GED. Breast-feeding experience. Bi-Lingual Spanish/English.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with the WIC Program.
Brief Description of Duties: The WIC Breast-feeding Peer Counselor is a support person who gives basic breast-feeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breast-feeding moms. The incumbent should be enthusiastic about breast-feeding and want to help mothers enjoy a positive experience. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Must complete peer counselor training prior to functioning as a peer counselor and attend regular breast-feeding training. Read assigned books and materials as assigned by supervisor.
Provide basic breast-feeding information and support to prenatal and new mothers by telephone and/or clinic visits.
Counseling topics will include breast-feeding benefits, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.
Observe breast-feeding infants and mothers. Attend and assist with prenatal classes and breast-feeding support groups. Respect each participant and follow the Research Foundation HIPAA Laws.
Manage a caseload of WIC participants and make routine, periodic contacts with all clients assigned. Track and document all client interaction. File all peer counselor related paperwork.
Interact with WIC staff regarding breast-feeding concerns/issues/updates for WIC participants.
Attend monthly staff meetings. Assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling by conducting local outreach to doctors' offices / hospitals etc. Meet with breastfeeding coordinator on a weekly basis.
Create breastfeeding promotional materials. May assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling through special projects and duties as assigned.
Refer WIC participants to WIC Dietitians and the Breastfeeding Coordinator as needed. Make other referrals to community agencies and providers as needed.
Make hospital visits to Stony Brook WIC Participants at Stony Brook Medicine facilities as needed. Visit outside hospitals with prior approval as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
This is a part time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA . Must have transportation to travel to sites daily to meet with participants. **Weekends may be required.
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