Breasfeeding Peer Counselor

Jan 19 2019
Waimanalo Health Center |Waimanalo|Full Time
Category: Healthcare
Job Description

Mission: We are a community health center located in majestic Waimanalo, where our mission is to provide the highest level of primary and preventative health care services, with special attention to the needs of Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved, and improving the health and wellness of individuals and their `ohana (family) regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.


Our Values


Mālama (stewardship)- We listen to people with our full attention, seeking to know them and understand their healthcare and wellness needs and aspirations for themselves, their family and the Waimānalo community. We will respond, to the best of our abilities, as caring, compassionate, engaged and professional partners in healthcare.


`Ohana (family)- We believe that wellness embraces the whole family and we welcome their participation in the healthcare of their loved ones. Our belief extends to the Waimānalo community-at-large where we build the foundation of good health and wellness for everyone, and we seek collaborative partners who share our values and vision.


Pono(rightness and balance) - We know that quality healthcare starts with people’s trust in our services and the excellence of our care for them and the resources entrusted to us to meet their needs. We are committed to maintaining their trust by treating people with respect and confidentiality, and by being open about our organizational practices and results, seeking to continuously improve our work.




The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. The primary objective of the program is to provide nutritious supplemental foods to pregnant or lactating women, infants and children under the age of five who are determined to be at a nutritional risk and to provide nutrition education to all WIC clients.


In the context of the Patient Centered Health Care Home, the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor assists new moms with giving paraprofessional support, basic breastfeeding information, and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.




  • Graduation from high school or equivalent is preferred.
  • Has breastfed at least one baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding) for 3 to 6 months, preferably a year.
  • Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.
  • Has a telephone and is willing to make phone calls from home.
  • Has reliable transportation.




  • Health Benefits (Medical, Dental Drug, Vision) – Employee coverage paid by WHC
  • Discounted Medical and Dental services provided by WHC
  • Paid Holidays – 10 Full days and 2 Half Days
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 1 to 3 years – Max. Accrual = 120 hours
  • 3 to 8 years – Max. Accrual = 160 hours
  • 8 + years – Max. Accrual = 200 hours
  • Paid Wellness Hours
  • Wellness Bucks - $200 annually
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Group-term Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Retirement Savings Pan 403(b) – Employer match 50% of employee contribution up to a maximum of 3% of employee wages
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Longevity Benefit – After 10 or more years of service
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Free Parking
  • and more.....