WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Springfield, IL

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Sangamon County, Illinois

Springfield, IL



Public Health


WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

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The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is seeking applicants to perform duties primarily as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in the Women Infant & Children (WIC) Program. 


-Provide breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
-Attend seminars, workshops, and educational trainings related to WIC and breastfeeding for professional growth and grant requirements.
-Maintain and follow policies and procedures related to confidentiality and HIPAA regulations.
-Travel to client’s homes to assist them when needed.


-Must have breastfed at least one infant within the past 5 years
-Applicants must be a resident of Sangamon County or be willing to move into the County within 6 months of employment.
-Ability to use personal automobile with proof of current insurance.
-Must be dependable



Salary: $39,000/yr/$20.00hr
2 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick leave days, 3 paid personal days, 13 paid holidays per year
Health, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance.
Mileage reimbursement/Death Benefits/Retirement

Submit application and supporting resume and/or references to: Gail O'Neill, Director of Public Health, Sangamon Co. Dept of Public Health, 2833 S. Grand Ave, East, Springfield, IL 62703 or fax to 217-535-3104 or email to [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.

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