Position Detail

Bilingual Spanish WIC Breastfeeding Peer Helper – Full-Time

Description:  Lorain County Public Health is seeking to hire a full-time Breastfeeding Peer Helper in the WIC Division with a typical workday of Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 pm with evenings and weekends as needed. 

FUNCTION

Under general supervision of the WIC Director or Nutrition Supervisor, is responsible for providing breastfeeding support and education to pregnant and breastfeeding women, making referrals, and assisting with the breastfeeding activities of the WIC project.

JOB DUTIES

  1. Have ongoing contact with the pregnant or breastfeeding participants, at the clinics, on the telephone, or by mail.
  2. Provide appropriate breastfeeding referrals. 
  3. Assist with group classes (in person or virtual), and attend breastfeeding support meetings.
  4. Serve as a breastfeeding resource person to WIC staff and participants.
  5. Assist with community outreach and breast milk donation drop-offs.
  6. Other related and assigned work as required

MAJOR WORK CHARACTERISTICS

Knowledge of:  clinical and office equipment, computer literacy in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, report compilation, and medical terminology.

Ability to:  communicate and relate to the public with positivity and patience; speak, read, and write in Spanish and English; switch tasks quickly and efficiently; be a team player; open to cross-training; be reliable and timely; function according to agency and departmental policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Has breastfed an infant exclusively or substantially for at least six months. Has been a former or current WIC participant. Possesses strong customer service skills with the ability to build lasting relationships with participants.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Personal vehicle required. Local travel between clinics, or community sites as needed. Some evening or weekend opportunities for breastfeeding support groups or farm market voucher distributions.

SALARY: $13.60-$16.86/hour

COMPENSATION: Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Ohio Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Tuition reimbursement is available.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Please contact Marissa Wayner, WIC Director via email at mwayner@loraincountyhealth.com

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants can apply at www.loraincountyhealth.com/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F