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Part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Bilingual Spanish/English)  Corona, NY  Posted: 5/17/2024
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Employee (Part Time)

Position Summary:
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will join our Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Department and serve as a source of support for our mothers. The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional who offer breastfeeding support and education to WIC participants. They provide accurate breastfeeding information to help promote breastfeeding in the community. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is required. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook.
  • Certifications in breastfeeding a plus, but not required.

Key Duties:
  • Provides basic breastfeeding education and support to assigned WIC prenatal or breastfeeding participants.
  • Documents the contacts in productivity record and submits the productivity record weekly to supervisor.
  • Completes all assigned breastfeeding trainings.
  • Follows the Peer Counselor contact frequency guidance.
  • Receives a caseload of WIC mothers and makes routine periodic contacts with all mothers assigned.

Starting Compensation: Minimum $16.00 per hour, Maximum $16.00 per hour

Work Environment Type, Location, and Schedule:
Corona-Queens, Hybrid, Tuesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am- 3:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

About Urban Health Plan:
At Urban Health Plan (UHP) our mission is to continuously improve the health of communities and the quality of life of the people we serve by providing affordable, comprehensive, quality, primary and specialty health care and by assuring the performance and advancement of innovative best practices. At UHP, our commitment to provide patient-centered, holistic, quality health care, is part of a tradition started by our founder, Dr. Richard Izquierdo, more than 40 years ago. That tradition continues today by promoting excellence in everything that we do. 
UHP is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin/ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, marital or family status, and military or veteran status.

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