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

Job Description

Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children is Hawai'i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is well recognized as Hawai'i’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 253 beds, the not-for-profit hospital delivers 6,000 babies a year, and is also a medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawai'i and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric and adult care, critical care air transport and high-risk perinatal care. Over 1,400 employees and more than 700 physicians provide specialty care at Kapi'olani. The hospital is home to the Kapi'olani Women’s Center and the Women’s Cancer Center, and offers numerous community programs and services, such as specialty pediatric clinics, the Kapi'olani Child Protection Center and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.

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: 0.600000

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: Must not be licensed or credentialed in nutrition, lactation, or other health related field. Six (6) months of breastfeeding experience. Current or past WIC participant.


Hawai‘i Pacific Health offers a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package that includes pay and benefits. The pay rate, if displayed, is the minimum hourly rate for the position. Rate of pay for selected candidates will be determined by various factors including knowledge, skills, abilities, relevant experience and training, as well as internal peer equity.

Starting Hourly Rate: 17.20

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 24699