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Peer Counselor

Company: Tri-Cities Communtiy Health
Location: Pasco
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type

Full-time

Description

ABOUT US

In 1981, fueled by the desire to provide quality, accessible healthcare to migrant and farm workers in their community, five visionary women laid the foundation of what would later become Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH). As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), TCCH stands tall in the community, boasting six clinical sites strategically positioned to provide comprehensive primary care services to the underserved populations of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, and the neighboring cities. Serving as the trusted medical home for our patients, TCCH offers a wide range of services - from dental care, optometry, and pharmacy needs to behavioral health and endocrinology. Our spectrum of services is continually expanding as our community grows. Our excellent care extends beyond the walls of our clinics, seamlessly connecting patients to vital social services like WIC and Maternal Support Services. And for those facing logistical barriers, we go the extra mile, ensuring access to prescribed medication by delivering directly to their doorstep. Everything we do reflects our core values of Quality, Respect, and Service.

OPPORTUNITY

TCCH is growing and actively recruiting WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors to join our Care Team within the Pasco WIC, Behavioral Health, and Dental Care site. We are seeking passionate, driven individuals who align with our values of Quality, Respect, and Service, and are eager to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our patients through delivery of exceptional care. Our paraprofessional WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to pregnant and breastfeeding women participating in the WIC program.

FUNCTIONS

  • Provide breastfeeding education and support to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers based on their needs or identified concerns by WIC, Maternal Support Services (MSS), and/or primary medical provider
  • Function as a mentor for other MSS and WIC staff members
  • Provide ongoing counseling for WIC participants who need specific breastfeeding support and individualized instruction regarding breastfeeding problems, breast pumping, and proper breastmilk storage
  • Assist in identifying the needs of WIC participants
  • Assist mothers with breastfeeding aids under the direction of the lactation consultant
  • Attend ongoing education and maintain current knowledge of new findings and research regarding breastfeeding
  • Work on a team toward surpassing departmental goals and objectives across multiple departments and facilities
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned SCHEDULE / LOCATION
    • Full time, Monday to Friday, varied hours
    • Pasco WIC, Behavioral Health, and Dental Care site - 715 W Court St, Pasco, WA 99301 WAGE / STATUS
      • $17.81-$20.06/hour; up to $23.04/hour
      • This is a Union / Bargaining Unit position, non-exempt BENEFITS AND WELL-BEING
        • A flexible, part time schedule for creating a healthy work-life balance
        • Competitive pay for highly qualified individuals (you!)
        • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, retirement with employer match, and paid sick/vacation time
        • Conveniently located within a 3-4 hour drive to major metropolitan areas such as Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and Coeur d'Alene
        • Conveniently located between major outdoor recreational hubs such as Mount Rainier National Park, White Pass/Bluewood/Schweitzer Ski Resorts, Snoqualmie/Palouse/Multnomah Falls, wine country, and more! WHY TCCH?

          At Tri-Cities Community Health, we are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of others while keeping pace with our rapidly growing community. Enjoy flexible scheduling, excellent benefits, and a fulfilling work-life balance that allows you to embrace the 300 days of sunshine the Tri-Cities has to offer! As a healthcare professional with TCCH, you'll be a part of a collaborative team focused on providing comprehensive care to the underserved and underinsured populations of our community - creating meaningful, generational change.

          Requirements
          • Current WA State driver's license and proof of auto insurance
          • Minimum six (6) months of breastfeeding experience (does not need to be currently breastfeeding), preferred
          • Experience working with WIC clients, preferred
          • Proficient in English and another language (Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, or other) preferred

            Salary Description

            $17.81-$20.06/hour; up to $23.04/hour

Keywords: Tri-Cities Communtiy Health, Pasco , Peer Counselor, Other , Pasco, Washington

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