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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Summary
Title:Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
ID:610119121591
Department:Women, Infant & Children
Job Status:Intermittent
Location:Juneau or Sitka
Description

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 

(Juneau or Sitka)

SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. 


POSITION SUMMARY

A Breastfeeding Peer counselor is a para-professional support person with a commitment to promote and support the WIC breastfeeding women and her family during non traditional and traditional office hours in coordination with our WIC offices in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. The support and promotion of breastfeeding promotes life long health benefits and reduced the risk of many chronic diseases for both mother and baby.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Successful completion of an Alaska WIC Program preapproved Peer Counselor Training Program within one month of hire date.
  • Is available outside traditional 8:00 am to 5:00 pm office hours.
  • Is from the community served by the local agency.
  • Exhibits good nurturing skills, as well as, model of good parenting skills.
  • Has consistent, reliable access to the local WIC clinic.
  • Has access to transportation.
  • Is a current or former WIC participant that has successfully breastfed for at least 6 months.
  • Must successfully complete a preapproved breastfeeding peer counselor before counseling any clients.

OTHER INFORMATION

At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

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