Breastfeeding Support Specialist

Overview

Date Posted:
11/5/2018
Location:
Health Department
City:
Maryville
State:
TN
Pay Rate:
$11.74 per hour
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Category:
Medical and Health

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Breastfeeding Support Specialist meets every prenatal and postpartum mom, teaches them about the benefits of breastfeeding, and encourages them to breastfeed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:     

  • Teaches women about breastfeeding;
  • Encourages women to breastfeed;
  • Teaches classes and organizes support groups;
  • Organizes community awareness programs for breastfeeding;
  • Resolves any issues the moms and babies may have;
  • Maintains activity and contact logs;
  • Maintains breast pump inventory;
  • Cleans the breastfeeding room;
  • Makes recommendations that impact the budget;
  • Prepares and/or processes purchase orders;
  • Provides encouragement to other worker and moms;
  • Issues breast pumps; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Minimum Requirements

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma;
  • One year of experience;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and 
  • Valid driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Skilled in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems;
  • Skilled in using computers for data entry;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires adaptation to changing goals, priorities, and needs;
  • Ability to supervise, organize, and communicate effectively;
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member; and
  • Skilled in using computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work requires lifting and carrying (up to 10 pounds); crouching, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, mental acuity, speaking, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

  • Most work is performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting with centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.