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BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR_WIC Program

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

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Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR_WIC Program

Salary

$12.45 Hourly

Location

Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Part-time Unclassified

Job Number

23-99280 (Q4)

Department

Health

Opening Date

10/01/2023

Closing Date

12/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

Under the supervision of the Breastfeeding Peer Supervisor this employee is responsible for providing breastfeeding information to pregnant and breastfeeding women, making referrals to the WIC staff, following WIC policy and procedures and assisting with the breastfeeding activities of the WIC project.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Ability To

Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely

Ability to follow basic oral and written instructions

Ability to plan and organize work effectively

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Ability to be punctual and adhere to set schedule

Examples Of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Have on-going contact with pregnant and breastfeeding participants in the clinics, on the telephone and by mail.

Educate clients on basic breastfeeding concepts

Follows up with clients and offer support, over telephone and in-person

Offer Information To The Participants Concerning

Position and latch-on

Normal infant feeding

How to tell if baby is getting enough

How to return to work/school

How to use a breast pump

How to wean a baby from breast feeding

Make referrals to the lactation consultant or other health care professional when needed.

Complete appropriate documentation on all participants

Assist with group classes, conduct breastfeeding support meetings

Serve as a breastfeeding resource person to WIC staff.

Maintain equipment and supplies necessary for the job.

Assist with clinic and health fair displays

Perform related duties as required.

Required Education And Experience

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (OR EQUIVALENT) AND A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE MUST BE ATTACHED OR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED.

High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Must have a valid Driver’s License.

WIC knowledge, or have one time been a WIC participant with knowledge and understanding of program is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

Must be willing to successfully complete 20 hours of State approved training after hire.

Working and Physical Conditions

Examples of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Have on-going contact with pregnant and breastfeeding participants in the clinics, on the telephone and by mail. Educate clients on basic breastfeeding conceptsFollows up with clients and offer support, over telephone and in-person

Offer Information To The Participants Concerning

Position and latch-on

Normal infant feeding

How to tell if baby is getting enough

How to return to work/school

How to use a breast pump

How to wean a baby from breast feeding

Make referrals to the lactation consultant or other health care professional when needed.

Complete appropriate documentation on all participants

Assist with group classes, conduct breastfeeding support meetings

Serve as a breastfeeding resource person to WIC staff.

Maintain equipment and supplies necessary for the job.

Assist with clinic and health fair displays

Perform related duties as required.

Probationary Period

None

Supervision Exercised

None

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.

Holidays

The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

Juneteenth

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas

Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")

Step-child

Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.

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By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
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Do you posses a high school diploma or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
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Did you attach a copy of your high school diploma (or equivalent) and a valid driver's license to your application? (high school diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license must be attached or application will be rejected.)
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you understand applicants must be willing to successfully complete 20 hours of State approved training after hire.
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you understand the position of BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR is a part-time position?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to successfully complete 20 hours of State approved training after hire (applicants must be willing to successfully complete 20 hours of State approved training after hire)?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you understand WIC knowledge, or have one time been a WIC participant with knowledge and understanding of program is strongly preferred?
  • Yes
  • No
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What is your experience with the WIC Program?

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Describe your knowledge and experience related to breastfeeding.

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Describe how you have promoted or encouraged breastfeeding with others.

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Do you understand that this position is unclassified? Civil Service Rule 01, Section 10 states "unclassified and casual (part-time) service" comprises the following which shall be exempt from examination and do not have appeal rights to the Civil Service Commission: A. All officers elected by popular vote or persons appointed to fill vacancies in such offices; B. All election officers and employees and clerks of the Board of Education; C. Such employees of the City Council as are engaged in legislative duties; D. The members of all boards and commissions, and the heads of the departments; E. Employees engaged in library work or in teaching, educational or research work in connection with the public school system; F. Employees in Community Development and City Planning Departments;
  • I have read the above statement and understand that the position is unclassified.
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Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
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City of Cincinnati

Address

805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Phone

513-352-2400

Website

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