Affinia Healthcare
  • 04-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • WIC
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform the duties required to give basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Education: Requires High School graduate or equivalent.

Experience: Must have breastfed at least one (1) baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding)

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to express enthusiasm about breastfeeding, and to help mothers enjoy a positive experience.
  • Has a telephone, and is willing to make and receive phone calls at home.
  • Willing to make home visits and hospital visits, work evenings and weekends.
  • Available by phone when needed.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information.

Transportation Requirement: Must possess a valid driver's license and automobile with insurance coverage as required by the State of Missouri.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: CPR Certification required.

Essential Functions

  • Attends and assist with prenatal classes, recruits potential cases and develops relationship with clients.
  • Recruits and counsels women in the WIC clinic. Provides basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers to include explaining the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.
  • Conducts follow-up on client referrals within twenty-four (24) hours of giving birth. Responds to new mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems during business hours and outside 8-5 working hours. Makes routine periodic contacts, including home visits to patients assigned to a caseload for this position.
  • Counsels WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by home visits and/or hospital visits at scheduled intervals determined by the WIC program.
  • Maintains accurate records of all contacts made with WIC clients.
  • Refers clients according to protocols (i.e. social service agencies, WIC Nutritionist, etc).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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