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WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator


This is a Contract position in Beaufort, SC posted June 22, 2022.

Job DetailsJob LocationAdelante Healthcare Central Phoenix
– Phoenix, AZPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelHS Diploma from accredited schoolJob CategoryHealth CarePOSITION SUMMARYBreastfeeding peer counselor coordinator manages the breastfeeding peer counseling program at the local WIC agency level, and provide direct supervision of peer counselors.

EXPECTATIONSEvery Adelante employee will strive to maximize their performance and contribution to Adelante Healthcare and the community we serve every day.

Employees are expected work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation, and the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and competence.

OUR CORE VALUESCompassionExcellenceIntegrityLearning RespectSustainabilityESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED from an accredited institution Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations)Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations Demonstrates experience in program and project managementDemonstrates expertise in breastfeeding management and promotionCurrent credentials of an International Board Certified Lactation Consult (IBCLC) or has other lactation management training (e.g., CLS, CLC, and CLE) or State-approved training in lactation managementMinimum of one year experience counseling breastfeeding womenMust possess a valid Arizona Drivers LicenseThe qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL The Local WIC Agency Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator supervises the WIC peer counseling program at the local WIC agency levelAssists in establishing program goals and objectives for the local agencyIdentifies gaps in breastfeeding resources and services both within the WIC local agency and within the community that can be addressed through the WIC peer counseling programIdentifies sites for peer counseling services to be providedPromotes the peer counseling program with local clinic staff and community organizations and providersCollaborates with community organizations such as hospitals and private physician clinics, to integrate peer counseling servicesDetermines peer counselor staffing needs, recruits, trains, and supervises peer counselorsInterviews potential peer counselors in alignment with program policies and standardsArranges for continuing education of peer counselorsMentors new peer counselors during the first six months, providing routine follow-up and guidance in the early days of the jobTravel to multiple locations as needed or requested Additional Duties and ResponsibilitiesOther duties as requested or assignedPCMHAll employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system.

Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.Adherence to Compliance and Code of ConductAll employees are required to comply with Adelante Healthcares written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelantes legal or compliance requirements.

Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with assistance.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.

Job-related Information Check a ResponseSafety Sensitive PositionYes or No Merit Increase EligibleYes or No Telework EligibleYes or No CPR/BLS RequiredYes or No Level One Fingerprint Clearance RequiredYes or No Level One Fingerprint Clearance RequiredSpecialty Behavioral Health LocationYes or No Annual Fitness for Duty RequiredYes or No Fit Test RequiredYes or No Credentialing RequiredYes or No Use of Adelante Healthcare VehiclesYes or No In any organization or job, changes take place over time.

Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities.

Adelante Healthcare, Inc.

reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises.

In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.