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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Educator – Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County is seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) Breastfeeding Peer
Counselor Educator to provide breastfeeding education for participants in the
WIC program based on established materials. Develops supportive relationships
with WIC participants in an effort to improve the likelihood that participants will
decide to nurse their infants and use peer counselor expertise after they give
birth.Assists the supervisor in
implementing program goals and objectives, and assist with establishing peer
counseling program protocols and policies. Serves as a peer mentor of
breastfeeding peer counselors. Assists the supervisor in collection of peer
counselor program documentation.
Degree in related field OR high school diploma/GED equivalent and 1 year
experience as a breastfeeding peer counselor under the supervision of a
breastfeeding educator or one-year experience educating breastfeeding women.
have an enthusiasm for breastfeeding and be willing to share with others in
to meet the occasional travel requirements associated with this position.A valid NYS driver's license with the ability
to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are
to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as
to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants
in their homes and surrounding communities
Skills – Ability to effectively deliver programs. Serve as an effective subject
matter resource for program participants. Maintain program participant and
volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in
professional team efforts.
Skills – Ability to effectively support program efforts including: compiling
and maintaining materials and resources; data entry, management and reporting;
and following financial reporting requirements.
& Marketing Skills - Ability to appropriately communicate verbally and in
writing with program participants, employees and others through a variety of
media.Ability to escalate issues
quickly as needed. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors,
community and professional leaders. Ability to work in a busy open office with
occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive
collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.
Skills - Ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the
internet, program related software (NYWIC), and Microsoft Office including
Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential
functions. This position works in a typical office environment. This position
occasionally works in community based education efforts, including working in directly
in program participant homes, community centers and other venues. In addition,
this position occasionally lifts, moves, or transports program related
materials and equipment.
in delivery of informal education programs
a part time position, 25 hours/week. Excellent benefits, prorated and based on
- Vacation, Sick and Personal time
- Paid Holidays
- NYS Health Insurance Program
(including Dental Insurance)
- NYS Retirement
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
- Voluntary Flexible Spending
- Voluntary Group Universal Life
- Voluntary Personal Accidental
- Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
- Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Voluntary New York’s College
applications must be received on-line by February 26, 2020.Position
closing dates may change based on Association needs.
To Apply & For Further Details:
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a
collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture,
the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law,
county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental
agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not
with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an
employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and
Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse
perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Last updated February 13, 2020