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Employer: Sedgwick County
Job Title: Part Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor | Colvin WIC
Salary: $11.23 Hourly

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | Varied Hours, Afternoons preferred

Location of work:

Colvin WIC - 2820 S. Roosevelt | Wichita, KS

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

Essential Job Functions:
• Counsels and educates pregnant and breastfeeding women through contacts by telephone, clinic visits, classes, or hospital visits using best practices.
• Maintains current client contact records and documentation supports findings, and program protocols.
• Makes appropriate referrals.
• Able to problem solve using proper policy and procedures.
• Assists WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding.
• Excellent punctuality and attendance is maintained.
• Maintains a positive attitude and acts professionally. Builds rapport and has multicultural respect with those she has contact with.
• Shows flexibility and adaptability to change.
• Is able to follow directions and ask for assistance as needed. Uses critical thinking processes in daily work.
• Submits paperwork on time.
• Attends training and meetings as requested.
• Supports Mission of Health Department.
• In some instances it may be necessary for bilingual staff to interpret or provide written translation.
• Knowledgeable of County values and understanding of their significance to the organization.
• Proof of vaccination against certain diseases within 10 days on employment.
• Participation in TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. Tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment.
• Participation in Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of Hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine taken within 10 days of employment.
• Will respond to a public health emergency or disaster situation as directed by supervisor.
• Employees who are required to wear respirators in emergency situations for emergency response will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program that includes annual fit testing and medical evaluation.
• Completed ICS 100 and 700 (Incident Command System) training within 30 days of employment with results provided to designated Public Health Emergency Management staff.
• Excellent customer service skills required.
• Excellent listening skills and ability to do hands on assistance with breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Able to make appropriate referrals for clients needing more extensive help with breastfeeding based on clinic-established protocols.
• Ability to work with participants of different socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, values and languages.
• Utilizes the Customer Service Guiding Principles.
• Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, with co-workers and supervisors.
• Uses County, Health Department, and State and Local WIC policies and procedures to make sound decisions and solve problems with little supervision.
• Works as an integral member of the site team, including maintaining WIC productivity standards.
• Correctly organizes tasks and set priorities.
• Competent computer skills. Maintain current knowledge of KWIC software application.
• Able to express themselves clearly in written and oral communication and has excellent interpersonal skills.
• Maintains a thorough knowledge of WIC program policies, procedures and regulations.
• Client documentation of the client visit with the BFPC should be completed in the KWIC software, preferably by the end of the same work day as the client was seen. Depending on the client load and show rate, client documentation in KWIC must be completed within the next 4 hour work day or by the next work day for the BFPC. If documentation falls behind these standards then the BFPC should notify the site supervisor.
• Keeps current in breastfeeding by reading books and articles.
• Follows client confidentiality and County HIPAA standards.
• Shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
• Follows OSHA blood-borne pathogen standards for handling blood products.
• Acts as a role model in areas such as loyalty, integrity, appearance and work habits.
• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and good judgment in managing crisis situations.
• Able to complete other duties as assigned.

Job Standards:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Has breastfed at least one infant for a duration of 6 months or more (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
•Current or past WIC participant preferred.
•Bilingual preferred.
•Practices excellent customer service and phone etiquette skills.
•Computer knowledge and typing skills needed.
•Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and comfortable working with breastfeeding women and infants and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.
• Background Check
• Valid Kansas Driver’s License required and reliable transportation. Must meet Driver Qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County's Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.
•Successfully passes the KS Peer Counseling Training Program. Peer counselors trained through other programs shall seek approval from the State WIC agency to be considered a peer counselor.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background & DMV checks
• Pre-employment drug screen

Modern office equipment.

Work Environment:
• May include telephone contacts after normal business hours.
• Work in a variety of setting that may include WIC clinic, at home, or make hospital visits.
• Able to lift up to 40 pounds may be necessary at times.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20006476

Open Date: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/13/2017 11:59:59 PM