CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
**Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a Peer Counselor
for the Franciscan WIC Clinic in Lakewood. Positive team culture
with a great, motivated learnng environment and rewarding work with
women, chldren and families. Flexible work schedule with occasional
This position is responsible for providing basic breastfeeding
information, education, support, and encouragement to WIC pregnant
and breastfeeding mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals.
Support is given through phone contacts, home visits, WIC clinic
classes and contact, and/or hospital visits. Client contact may
occur outside usual clinic business hours and/or outside the WIC
**Provides peer counseling to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
by telephone, home visits, clinic visits, and/or hospital visits at
scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC program.**
+ Provides peer-level support to breastfeeding mothers to help
meet their breastfeeding goals.
+ Educates and consults with new mothers about successful
breastfeeding techniques and basic breastfeeding management,
one-on-one and in class settings.
+ Is available outside usual 8 to 5 working hours to new mothers
who are having breastfeeding problems.
+ Proficiently communicates one-on-one, on the phone, and in
+ Understands and utilizes referral/yield protocols.
Communicates promptly and effectively with WIC staff regarding
client's risk and concerns.
+ Strictly adheres to defined scope of practice.
+ Demonstrates enthusiasm, empathy, and professionalism.
**Delivers basic breastfeeding information and support to
clients during pregnancy and post-partum, including telling them
about the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers,
and getting a good start with breastfeeding. Helps clients prevent
and handle common breastfeeding concerns and refers clients to
Lactation Consultants or other professionals for complex issues or
**Keeps accurate and timely records and paperwork.**
+ Completes documentation and reports, such as client contacts,
referral forms, contact logs, telephone logs, and other records,
accurately and in a timely fashion.
+ Keeps accurate time and mileage records.
+ Adheres to and follows FHS confidentiality guidelines and
release of information policy.
**Manages time appropriately and efficiently.**
+ Manages time appropriately and efficiently within the
parameters set by the peer counselor project.
+ Attends department, site, and other meetings as scheduled with
the Peer Counselor lead.
Performs related duties as required.
Any combination of education and work experience that would
demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
Experience with the WIC program preferred. Reliable transportation
and cell phone required.
Completion of the Loving Support Curriculum provided by the
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Lead within 30 days of date of
Current driver's license valid in the state of Washington or
other evidence of equivalent mobility.
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**Requisition ID** _2021-160277_
**Employment Type** _Part Time_
**Department** _Womens and Childrens Services_
**Hours / Pay Period** _64_
**Standard Hours** _Monday-Friday_
**Facility / Process Level : Name** _CHI Franciscan Medical
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic
information, or any other characteristic protected by law.