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WIC Counselor Peer

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

WIC Counselor Peer (Job ID: 9350)Job SummaryUnder general supervision, a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional support person who gives breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

*Bilingual Spanish preferred*

Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesBilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred. Knowledge of and ability to use common office equipment, such as copier, fax machine, and computer. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and provide clear explanations and answers. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, other agencies, staff, and administration.Knowledge of Microsoft Excel a plus.
Education:
High School/ GED required
Experience:Has breast fed at least one baby, willing to attend breastfeeding training classes to become a peer counselor
Certifications and Licenses: Lactation cert a plus but not required
Location:Mostly remote - required to occasionally come on site for training and 1 day in-person meeting per month
Work Type
Intermittent 10 - 15 hours per week.Pay RangeMinimum: 17.00Midpoint: 20.05Maximum: 23.08All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , WIC Counselor Peer, Other , Denver, Colorado

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