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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health
Job Title: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Salary: $11.23 Hourly


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | Varied hours up to 20 hours per week

Location of work:

Stanley WIC - 1749 S. Martinson | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
A WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional “mother to mother” support person who gives basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Some phone contacts occur after normal business hours.

Essential Job Functions:
Provides Education: • Provides breastfeeding education for clients and families. • Uses motivational counseling methods. • Accurately collects client’s medical data. • Provides appropriate referrals. • Provides community outreach. Manages Record Keeping: • Completes client documentation in the program software timely and thoroughly. • Documents follow-up contacts in the program software. • Reports success stories. Breastfeeding Support for Clinic and Staff: • Promotes and plans breastfeeding promotion in WIC clinics. • Assists in keeping the clinic staff current on lactation news. • Follows HIPAA and WIC confidentiality policies and procedures • Issues breast pumps and monitors return according to WIC policies and procedures. • Assists in the gathering of WIC data for program reports. • Follows WIC, County, and Division of Health policies and procedures. • Provides after hours support by phone, text or e-mail. • Presents lactation education classes. • Manages own timesheet and WIC daily hours accurately. • Lead and or assist with a quality improvement process within the agency. • Provide proof of MMR, varicella, Tdap vaccinations, or immunity within 10 days of employment start date or within 10 days of start of employee health insurance. Participates in TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. Tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment. • This is a Tier 1 position; identified as personnel who, in the event of a public health emergency, will not be working within the emergency operations center or will not be sent out to the field as responders. Tier 1 staff complete courses IS 100 and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional ICS trainings may be required. • The following criteria will be determined at the time of advertising the vacancy and before hiring of new staff and will be based on the language interpreter/proficiency needs of the program. 1. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, this position requires Spanish-English interpreter skills as determined by passing an interpreter test before hire. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care). 2. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, this position requires fluency [or proficiency] in English and Spanish languages as determined by fluency [proficiency] test before hire. After hire, an employee who passes the test can speak directly to Spanish-speaking clients and can agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between Spanish-speaking clients and English-speaking staff members. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care). 3. Bilingual individuals in English and a non-English language can take a fluency [proficiency] test in non-English language. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, only those who pass the test can use their non-English language with clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). After hire, a bilingual employee who has passed the fluency or proficiency test can agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between a client with LEP and an English-speaking employee. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care).

Job Standards:
• High School diploma or equivalent • Has breastfed one child for a duration of 6 months or more (does not have to be currently breastfeeding). • Current or past WIC participant preferred. • Certified as a breastfeeding educator preferred. Successfully passes the KS WIC Peer Counseling Training Program. Peer counselors trained through other programs shall seek approval from the State of KS WIC agency to be considered a breastfeeding peer counselor.

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

Equipment:
Modern office equipment.

Work Environment:
• Work in a variety of settings that may include WIC clinic, at home, or make hospital visits. • All employees may be required to wear respirators in emergency situations and for routine operations as requested. Employees will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program, which may include an annual fit testing and medical evaluation. • This position is considered a level 3 “driving” position. Position requires occasional (less than weekly) driving to attend meetings or training sessions; or, the position requires occasional (less than weekly) driving to appear for work at non-routine worksites. Must possess valid Kansas driver’s license appropriate to the vehicle operated. Must maintain in-force personal vehicle insurance if operating a POV while conducting authorized county business.
 

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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.



Vacancy Number: 20006475

Open Date: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/28/2017 11:59:59 PM