Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator

The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, USA Remote Well Paid Job

Full time

Jan 9

Job Req ID: 107289

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator

The Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator to join the WIC Program.

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is responsible for the administration of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program at the Local Agency level. The average workday engagement consists of 95% computer related work and 5% adult and infant scales activity.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in establishing program goals and objectives by assisting in the development of the annual Breastfeeding Service Plan.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate Peer Counselor activities and national breastfeeding month activities.
  • Evaluate performance of Peer Counselors bi-annually; conduct bi-monthly meetings with counselors.
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring of Peer Counselors.
  • Arrange and assist in training and continuing education of Peer Counselors in accordance with State and Local Agency policies.
  • Mentor Peer Counselors providing routine follow-up and guidance, including close supervision during the first 6 months.
  • Oversee and maintain the Local Agencies Breast Pump inventory in the State WIC computer system.
  • Attend all state related Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator/promotion committee meetings.
  • Review and order breastfeeding materials from the state distribution center.
  • Provide counseling to prenatal and breastfeeding participants and their babies.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Local Agency Coordinator or Senior Nutritionist Manager.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in breastfeeding education, management, and supported.
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition education.
  • Must be flexible and willing to travel to various locations.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Credentials of an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), or have other certification in lactation management (CLE, CLC), or State approved training in lactation management.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with low-income, multi-cultural populations and the public.
  • Prior WIC experience.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • 1 year experience counseling breastfeeding women.
  • Prior supervisory experience .

Classified Title: Research Program Supervisor

Working Title: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE

Starting Salary Range: $40,040-$55,120-$70,096 Annually (Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: School of Public Health

Department name: PFRH WIC Project

Personnel area: School of Public Health

Total Rewards

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

If Permitted, Equivalencies Will Follow These Guidelines

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

  • Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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