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Lactation Program/Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Supervisor

Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 09/11/2019

The Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Supervisor:

Provides supervision and support to breastfeeding peer counselors, including training, technical support and professional development. Monitors and provides quality assurance for breastfeeding peer counselor services including reporting requirements and program evaluation.
Develops lesson plans, class content and individual participant counseling parameters and guidelines for BFPC program. This will include phone and texting contact protocols for peer counselors. Uses participant centered/popular education/motivational interviewing approach to client education strategies.
Plans and schedules peer counseling groups, staff coverage and manages caseload for the program.
Develop and provide breastfeeding strategies for the agency, training and in-services for BFPC and provider staff so they can assist participants to prevent or overcome breastfeeding challenges.
Has an IBCLC credential, providing consultation and support to staff and directly to participants to overcome advanced breastfeeding challenges.
Collaborates with community partners to help identify and address breastfeeding support needs. Partners include Multnomah County programs, hospitals, La Leche League, Early Healthy Start, Nursing Mothers Counsel and others.
Is part of the WIC leadership team and participates in the Multnomah County Public Health strategic plan in addressing health disparities and dismantling systemic white dominance and implementing the Workforce Equity Plan. This person must be:
Able to build trusted relationships, interact and influence across all levels within the County;
Able to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds;
Able to create, nurture, and support open dialogue for multiple perspectives and styles to be heard;
Able to comply with discrimination and harassment investigations in compliance with county, state and federal laws;
Able to regularly discourage or stop negative, disrespectful, or unprofessional behaviors in the workplace;
Able to speak out against and immediately report instances of racism, discrimination and other harassing behavior;
Uses language and behavior that consistently respects and honors the dignity of diverse people and employees.
Will provide support and service at all WIC clinic sites (currently Gresham, Northeast, Gateway).
Diversity & Inclusion: As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

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