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Summary: Under immediate to general supervision, provides limited para-professional social services to clients and their families. Teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes for WIC participants and provides individual breastfeeding education in the WIC clinic as needed. Provides on-going breastfeeding education and/or counseling to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, and/or hospital visits at scheduled intervals as determined by the local WIC program. Gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including education on the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers to breastfeeding, and how to start breastfeeding successfully. Uses proper and consistent documentation for peer counselor contacts in peer counselor data base system. Attends and participates in monthly staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences/ workshops as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social service-related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social service-related field. Previous Georgia WIC experience as participant or provider and previous breastfeeding experience.
Preferred Qualifications/Skills: The ability to translate English to Spanish and Spanish to English; preferred but not required.
Salary Information: $11.25 hourly; up to 29 hours weekly
Applications Accepted: January 11, 2021 - January 31, 2021
We offer: Flexibility within our core operational hours of Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Promote learning and growth. Employee recognition program. Diverse workforce. Worksite wellness opportunities. And much more!
TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at: www.cdph-ess.com. Click on "Employment Opportunities" and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application process.
Cobb and Douglas Public Health a nationally accredited health department, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia since 1920 promotes and protects the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties in partnership with several other agencies. CDPH is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services with special attention to the at-risk population. We work to achieve healthy people in healthy communities by: Preventing epidemics and spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards, preventing injuries, Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters, assisting in community recovery, and Assuring the quality and accessibility of health care. By excelling at our core responsibilities, we will assist our residents in living healthier, longer and more rewarding lives.
Thank you for your interest in CDPH. 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.
Requirements for this position may be subject to: Pre-Employment Drug Screening, Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting, Previous Employment Reference Check, Specific Immunizations, Motor vehicle check, and/or Education and/or Licensure verification.
If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: Camilla.Barnes@dph.ga.gov
CDPH has adopted the Council on Linkages Core Competency for Public Health Professionals.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social services related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social services related field.