Hawaii Pacific Health Peer Counselor, Breastfeeding - WIC Program in Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Description

Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawai‘i’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds and 66 bassinets, the nonprofit hospital is Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency care, neonatal and pediatric air transport and children’s specialty clinics. With a dedicated team of more than 1,300 employees and 604 physicians, the hospital is home to Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, Kapi‘olani Breast Center and Kapi‘olani Women’s Cancer Center, the state’s only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers. Kapi‘olani offers numerous community programs and services, such as the Kapi‘olani Child Protection Center and Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and through our affiliation with the University of Hawai‘i, we are home to the John A. Burns School of Medicine Pediatrics and OB/GYN residency programs.

The WIC program is a federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) within the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. The program provides Hawai‘i residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding instruction and health and social service referrals. The participants of WIC are either pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, and infants and children under age five who meet income guidelines and are at medical or nutritional risk. Kapi‘olani recognizes the special health needs of Hawai‘i’s women at each stage of their lives from childbearing to mid-life and beyond and we strive to keep our community healthy.

The Peer Counselor, Breastfeeding position for the WIC program will provide basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to the assigned pregnant and/or breastfeeding mother population within the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, HI

Work Schedule: Day - 8 Hours

Work Type: Part Time Regular

FTE: 0.500000

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining

Exempt: No

Minimum Qualifications: High School and/or equivalent. Direct experience with breastfeeding at least one baby in the past or present. Must attend breastfeeding training classes within three (3) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Six (6) months of breastfeeding experience. Experience in breastfeeding management.


Position Peer Counselor, Breastfeeding - WIC Program

Category Medical Support Staff

Employment Type Employee

Location Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, HI

Req ID 8927