Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka's Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
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.
High School Diploma/GED preferred
Successful completion of an Alaska WIC Program preapproved Peer Counselor Training Program within one month of hire date.
Has successfully breastfed at least one baby for at least 6 months (does not have to be currently breastfeeding)
Reflects the population served in age, ethnicity, education and language
current or previous WIC participant preferred
At SEARHC, 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.
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Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium