Peer Counselor - Breastfeeding - Part-time

Job Requisition #: JR64124

End Date: 8/20/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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Are you service oriented and interested in working for an organization passionate about love and excellence?

This position serves as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and is a paraprofessional support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Guided by our values of excellence and love, ChristianaCare offers:

  • Full medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.
  • Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions
  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Diverse and inclusive culture
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

Education and Experience

  • Qualified applicants will possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Has breastfed for at least six months.
  • Enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other lactating parents enjoy a positive experience.
  • Familiar with WIC programs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides education and support to new and expecting parents at the hospital and other pre-natal ChristianaCare practices throughout the state.
  • 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, ChristianaCare programs and other community resources for pregnant and new parents.

Special Requirements:

Attends a series of breastfeeding trainings and classes. Observes other peer counselors or breastfeeding experts helping mothers breastfeed. Reads assigned books or materials about breastfeeding.


Ability to work flexible schedule, including some weekends as needed with limited notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

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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