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Maine Family Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PLEASE NOTE: Benefits for each of the following positions vary but may include: health insurance, vision, dental, life insurance, short and long term insurance & 403 (b) pension, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

WIC

Breast Feeding Counselor

Maine Family Planning is seeking a part time Breastfeeding Counselor to work at our Ellsworth location. This position is three days a week, one day is working on Friday as the Administrative assistant in the office.  The other two days are flexible.  The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Qualifications:

  • Has preferably successfully breastfed at least one infant for at least 6 months (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
  • Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help breastfeeding mothers enjoy a positive experience.
  • Agrees to work the part-time hours required for the position.
  • Completes the training sessions required to become and continue as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
  • After completion of BFPC training, observes other peer counselors or lactation consultants (for at least one-half day) as they help mothers with breastfeeding. Reads assigned books, views DVD’s and material about breastfeeding.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise good judgment with WIC clients.

Benefits for this position are; health and vision insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

Maine Family Planning is an E.O.E.