Mid-Iowa Community Action: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Brief Job Description/Summary:

Join the WIC team as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and provide basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers.  Counsel pregnant and breastfeeding WIC mothers at the WIC clinic during scheduled clinic hours, and by phone, email, text outside of usual clinic hours.  Educate mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.  Will provide services to WIC participants in seven counties in central Iowa.

Required Experience and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Personal breastfeeding experience
  • A current or former WIC participant (in any state)

Preferred:  Ability to read, write and speak Spanish

Further information/application process contact:

Casual, on call position, averaging approximately 12 hours per week, $13.00 per hour. 

Visit http://www.micaonline.org/jobs for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.  Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158;

641-753-1048; jobapp@micaonline.org or complete application at above address.  EOE

Closing Date:  Open until filled.