Under the direction and supervision of the Peer Counselor Coordinator and/or the Breastfeeding Coordinator, the Peer Counselor will develop supportive relationships with women to improve the likelihood that expectant mothers will decide to nurse their infants and use peer counselors expertise after their infant’s birth.
A paraprofessional who is recruited and hired from the target population and available to WIC families outside usual clinic hours and outside the WIC clinic environment. Recruitment characteristics include enthusiasm, communication skills, prior breastfeeding experience, current or previous WIC participant or members of the community. Similar ethnic background and language skills as clients are desirable.
Visit www.nocofamilyhealth.org to complete an employment application and send it with current resume, references, and cover letter to: Adrianne L. Amell, NCFHC, 238 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601. NCFHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.