- Job date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 08:59:05 GMT
- Expected salary: $12 per hour
- Job title: PT WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
- Location: Hartwell, GA – Hart County, GA
Location: District 2 WIC Program
Recruitment: This position is open to all qualified applicants
Pay Grade: D
District 2 Public Health serves 13 counties in northeast Georgia, including Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties. One of the fastest growing regions in the state, District 2 includes rural and urban communities with diverse public health challenges.
The mission of public health is to promote and protect the health of people in Georgia wherever they live, work and play. We embrace this mission by serving individuals, families, and communities to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.
This position is with the District 2 Public Health WIC program. The WIC program (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition education, breastfeeding education and supplemental food program.
Come join the team that’s changing the face of public health. We are improving the health of Georgia one community at a time. We are focused on understanding community health challenges and developing smart solutions that allow us to make an impact in our community. We are a team of intelligent and committed individuals who are passionate about public health and serving northeast Georgia. If you want to make a difference in public health, you should join our team.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
- Counsels and supports WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on the basics of breastfeeding by telephone, home visits, WIC clinic and/or other sites as assigned by the Breastfeeding Coordinator.
- Maintains a caseload of WIC participants and makes routine periodic contacts with all clients assigned.
- Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with WIC participants.
- Refers WIC participants as necessary to appropriate agencies.
- Attends and assists with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups as available.
- Attends monthly staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences as appropriate.
- Must be able to work a minimum or 20 hours a week with a maximum of 28 hours per week.
Has successfully breastfed at least one baby for 6 months or more (does not have to be currently breastfeeding)
- Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
- Current or previous WIC recipient preferred
To be considered for employment at District 2 Public Health you must complete an online application. This job application can be found at . Click on “About DPH” and then “Careers”, locate position then click “Apply” to begin your application. Please make sure you have selected the specific job you are interested in and qualified for. You will receive an email or telephone call if you are selected to participate in the interview process. Please do not send hard copies of application materials. All information can be uploaded to the online system.
Applications must include an email address and daytime phone number where applicant can be reached. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal records check (fingerprinting). In accordance with Georgia’s Drug Free Workplace Act, it has been determined that certain positions warrant pre-employment drug testing.
As an employee of D2PH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
District 2 Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information regarding employment with District 2 Public Health please visit our website at .