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Job Title: Lactation Specialist
Job Number: 0618-RS9215-01
Organization: San Joaquin County Public Health WIC
Posted: 6/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Stockton,  CA    USA
Compensation: Approximate Salary $3,428 - $4,165/month
Position Description: This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy in the Public Health Services WIC Program and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

Public Health Services WIC Program Location: 620 N Aurora St., Suite 2, Stockton, CA Department website: www.sjcphs.org

The WIC Program of San Joaquin County has an exciting opportunity for a certified lactation consultant to join the staff as a full-time Lactation Specialist. The Lactation Specialist services as the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for the USDA WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, provides specialized breastfeeding support to WIC participants, and provides direction and guidance to WIC Peer Counselors.

This position will work on the Regional Breastfeeding Liaison Project, connecting WIC's breastfeeding services to hospitals and other community services, as well as providing a seamless support network for the breastfeeding WIC mother. Previous WIC or healthcare experience is desirable.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre- employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES Conducts assessments of mothers and infants at high risk for breastfeeding complications and provides counseling to WIC clients, either in person or over the phone; determines physical or other impediments to successful breastfeeding. Develops a care plan and conducts follow up assessments, including monitoring weight and health of the baby to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy; documents assessments and notes case progress in the case file; when necessary, refers mothers to qualified medical professionals. Serves as a lead worker by assigning and monitoring the work of subordinate Breastfeeding Counselors and/or other WIC staff; ensures that staff are properly trained and are providing accurate breastfeeding information to clients; may provide input on employee performance; may assist with the selection of new employees. Conducts in-service instruction for program staff, interns, volunteers and others regarding the appropriate delivery of breastfeeding services. Assists the Program Coordinator in monitoring and evaluating program and service delivery to ensure compliance with State requirements; assists in the formulation of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Maintains an advanced knowledge base in the area of breastfeeding; serves as an expert technical resource to guide program, community and support staff. Participates in the development and evaluation of breastfeeding promotion and education services; provides breastfeeding education to clients, both one-on-one and in group settings, to discuss the advantages of breastfeeding, educate mothers on medical or other problems that might be encountered during nursing, and explain the nutritional needs of nursing women and babies. May assist the Program Coordinator with the development of grant proposals and other administrative projects. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Licenses and Certificates: Current certification as a Lactation Consultant by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners; and possession of a valid California driver’s license. KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of: Current principles and practices of breastfeeding counseling, lactation management; and the benefits of breastfeeding; the nutritional needs of infants and nursing women; breast feeding problems and solutions; office administrative principles and practices, including the use of computers in a clinical setting; effective communication skills. ABILITY Ability to: Assess clients to identify their breastfeeding risks; counsel and advise clients on a wide variety of breastfeeding practices and topics; help clients resolve breastfeeding problems; provide guidance to other program staff; exercise patience and tact while interacting with staff, clients and the general public. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Physical/Mental Requirements: Mobility - Frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional standing for long periods of time; occasional driving of a vehicle. Frequency of Lifting - Occasional lifting of 5 to 30 lbs. Visual Requirements - Constant need for overall vision and close up work; frequent need for hand/eye coordination; occasional use of color perception, depth perception and field of vision/peripheral vision. Dexterity - Frequent holding, repetitive motion and writing; occasional reaching and grasping. Hearing/Talking - Constant haring of normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio and talking on the telephone; frequent hearing of faint sounds; frequent talking in person. Emotional/Psychological Factors - Constant public contact; frequent decision making, concentration; occasional working alone, traveling, exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief and death. Special Requirements – may work varied shifts, including weekends, holidays and extended schedules, due to emergencies; Environmental Conditions – frequent exposure to varied weather conditions.

Organization Description: Public Health Services WIC Program Location: 620 N Aurora St., Suite 2, Stockton, CA Department website: www.sjcphs.org

The WIC Program of San Joaquin County has an exciting opportunity for a certified lactation consultant to join the staff as a full-time Lactation Specialist. The Lactation Specialist services as the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for the USDA WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, provides specialized breastfeeding support to WIC participants, and provides direction and guidance to WIC Peer Counselors.

This position will work on the Regional Breastfeeding Liaison Project, connecting WIC's breastfeeding services to hospitals and other community services, as well as providing a seamless support network for the breastfeeding WIC mother. Previous WIC or healthcare experience is desirable.

Closing Date: 9/26/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joanne Castillo,  Lactation Specialist
Contact Location:

   CA  95201
United States
Contact Location:
 
     CA  95201
  United States
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: llien@sjcphs.org
Web Address: https://www.jobapscloud.com/SJQ/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=0618&R2=RS9215&R3=01
How to Apply: Apply Online:

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, Ca 95202

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Additional Information: Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/eeo.

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