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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Tri-County WIC Rome Office

WIC Peer Counselors
Community Action Partnership for Madison County
Rome, NY
We are hiring a Peer Counselor for the Rome WIC office. This is a supplementary position
with no benefits. This position will provide breastfeeding support to WIC participants, promote
and support breastfeeding activities within the agency.
Duties:
 Provide counseling and support throughout the pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
 Be a resource for WIC mothers, refer to Peer Counselor Coordinator or Breastfeeding
Coordinator as needed.
 Prepare mothers for what to expect the first hours and days of breastfeeding. Be
available to mothers after delivery and when they return home.
 Establish a positive supportive environment for breastfeeding at all sites within the
agency.
 Network with community agencies and coalitions to promote peer counselor program.
 Attend staff meetings, team meetings, supervision time, trainings and inter-agency
functions as required.
Requirements:
 High School Diploma or GED.
 WIC participant who has breastfeed.
 6 months experience counseling breastfeeding women and consulting on breastfeeding
concerns.
 Must possess strong oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work
independently and as a team member.
 Proficient in use of computer and Microsoft applications (particularly Word); experience
with automated data bases preferred.
 Must be well organized and have excellent time management skills.
 Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Candidates must be able to pass an acceptable background check. Employment will be
conditional pending the outcome of the check. If you are interested in being considered for this
position, please submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references to:
HR@capmadco.org. CAP is an EOE/AAE.

To apply for this job email your details to ecrofut@capmadco.org