Peer Counselor

Staten Island, NY

Post Date: 11/01/2017 Job ID: 10552020
ProMed Staffing is currently hiring PT Peer Support Counselors for one of our Staten Island Hospital clients.

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RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides emotional support to mother and significant other through personal interaction.
  • Provides mother with advice on aspects of normal breastfeeding.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance to reduce the occurrence of problems.
  • Provides information on the effect of foods, medications and home remedies on lactation within the guidelines addressed in training.
  • Acts as an advocate for breastfeeding in the community.
  • Provides information on additional sources of help to the breastfeeding mother.
  • Participates in peer support groups.
  • Discuss the following:
    • Various positioning techniques for mother and baby.
    • Increasing or decreasing breast milk supply, including proportion of hind milk/foremilk.
    • Manual expression of breast milk.
    • Safe and effective collection and storage of breast milk.
  • Keeps accurate records of contacts with mothers using correct forms.
  • Identifies the need for referral to the Breastfeeding Coordinator.
  • Assists in recruiting candidates for peer counselor training.
  • Attends monthly peer counselor meetings
  • Attends local, regional or state breastfeeding promotion and support training when possible.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Traveling, carrying breastfeeding support items
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Completion of 21 hours of preparation training provided by the WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, within probationary period, required.
  • Experience with breastfeeding, required.
  • Good phone and communication skills, required.
  • Certified Lactation Consultant, preferred.
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