UT Health WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Pediatrics WIC in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Pediatrics WIC
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Healthcare Support Services
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2100023R
Promotes and encourages breastfeeding through individual counseling and/or nutrition classes.
Pediatrics WIC, Power Center Location
Power Center @ 12401 1/2 South Post Oak Rd
Position Key Accountabilities:
Provides counseling on the advantages of breastfeeding to pregnant women during certification for the WIC program.
Instructs women on the techniques for positioning and latch-on, insuring adequate intake of breast milk by the baby, and common problems that arise during breastfeeding.
Makes follow-up phone calls to pregnant or breastfeeding WIC participants to answer questions or insure positive outcomes to breastfeeding problems.
Teaches classes on breastfeeding for pregnant and breastfeeding women on the WIC program.
Prepares breastfeeding information bulletin boards to be displayed in the clinics to promote breastfeeding.
Makes appropriate referrals to lactation consultant or other breastfeeding advocates.
Other duties as assigned.
Currently breast feeding or have breastfed an infant/child.
Current or former WIC program client.
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
High school degree or equivalent.
One year of work experience.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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