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WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

WIC – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Department WIC
Employment Type Part-time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

*Updated - This position is now a temporary part-time position.

General Description:

A WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Qualifications:

  • Has breastfeed at least one baby ( Does not have to be currently breastfeeding)
  • Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.
  • Can work about 15 hours a week.
  • Has a telephone and is willing to make phone calls from home.
  • Has reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Training:

  • Attends a series of breastfeeding classes ( may bring nursing baby under 6 months)
  • Observes other peer counselors or breastfeeding experts helping mothers breastfeed
  • Reads assigned books or materials about breastfeeding.

Supervision:

  • The peer counselor is supervised by the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator
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  • Location
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Department
    WIC
  • Employment Type
    Part-time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
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