Lactation Peer Counselor

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Provide culturally competent breastfeeding counseling and encouragement to pregnant and lactating WIC participants on an individual and group basis.  Services may occur at the agency or in the client’s home or in the hospital.

Serve as a professional resource for agency staff and community agencies and provide them with lactation information through individual consultation and/or in-service training. Must document services in the WIC charts according to agency and WIC standards and must keep accurate records of WIC participants’ contacts.  Perform all aspects of the WIC assistant position, including, but not limited to, screening WIC applicants for eligibility including performing intake measurements, informing prospective participants on WIC program rules, distributing WIC checks and maintaining the check register.



High School diploma or a GED. Must participate in a Certified Lactation Counselor program as soon as it is available post-hire. Bilingual in Spanish and English.  Must have breastfed at least one (1) child a minimum of four (4) months. Former WIC participation or former WIC eligibility required. Ability to work collaboratively with clients, staff, vendors, and contractors.

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