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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health
Job Title: PT WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Salary: $11.36 Hourly

Job Description:

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.



Customer Focus:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Dependability/Reliability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.   Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.   Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Teamwork:  Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

Detailed Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.  Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Years of Experience:  Has breastfed one child for a duration of 6 months or more (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:  Current or past WIC participant preferred.

License, certifications, etc.…  Certified as a breastfeeding educator preferred.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objectives.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated light work.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform and activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operating of machines ; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Testing/Screening Requested:

Background and DMV checks, Pre-employment drug screen



Modern office equipment


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, up to 20 hours per week - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  1900 E 9th - floating to 2820 S Roosevelt and 1749 S Martinson

The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  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.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*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: 20006426

Open Date: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/13/2018 11:59:59 PM