SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a para-professional support person with a commitment to promote and support the WIC breastfeeding women and her family during non traditional and traditional office hours in coordination with our WIC offices in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. The support and promotion of breastfeeding promotes life long health benefits and reduced the risk of many chronic diseases for both mother and baby.
Makes appropriate referrals of women to pre determined professionals in each community. Is available via cell phone on an on -call basis weekends and nights 5 pm – 8 am by responding to messages within 12 hours. Maintains client confidentiality. Makes accurate documentation of consults and contacts. Must have consistent, reliable access to the local WIC clinic. Must be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience. Must have access to reliable transportation, has access to a telephone and is willing to make and accept phone calls from home. Must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week.
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