Breastfeeding Peer Counselor : FT 72 hours

Job Requisition #: JR70480

End Date: 4/4/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Full-time Breast-Feeding Peer Counselor

We are seeking a qualified candidate who is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other lactating parents enjoy a positive experience. Searching for candidates that are passionate, professional, engaging about supporting mothers / people on their breastfeeding journey. Candidate must have knowledge of community-based resources, skill in interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, and be self-motivated.
This is a day shift position with some weekend requirements. Travel between the hospital, ChristianaCare offices and community events may be required.

Requirements: Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent.  Is currently fully breastfeeding and/or has fully breastfed at least one baby for at least six months, Is participating in, has participated in and/or is familiar with WIC programs.


  • Attends breastfeeding training classes to become a peer counselor.
  • Receives a caseload of WIC eligible birth and lactating parents and makes routine periodic contacts with all those assigned.
  • Gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new parents, including telling them about the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.
  • Helps mothers prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns.
  • Counsels WIC eligible pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, text messaging, and/or hospital visits at routine intervals
  • Is available outside the usual 8 to 5 working schedule to new lactating parents who are having breastfeeding problems.
  • Keeps accurate records of all contacts made with patients.
  • Refers parents, according to established protocols, to WIC, a lactation consultant, the physician or nurse. Or other appropriate services per ChristianaCare's policies.
  • Attends and assists with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups.
  • Attends WIC staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences/workshops per the WIC contract
  • Reads assigned books and materials on breastfeeding that may be provided by the supervisor.
  • May assist WIC and ChristianaCare staff in promoting breastfeeding support and peer counseling through special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Provides timely reports including data and patient activity information as the department requires.
  • Works to create linkages with WIC, ChristianCare programs and other community resources for pregnant and new parents.

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system , Magnet Designated and  continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

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EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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