WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Suffolk County WIC Centers

Position Summary:

The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator manages the Enhanced Peer Counseling program and provides direct supervision of the peer counselors (PC).Following the NYS DOH WIC Loving Support model, she ensures that the PC staff are performing optimally and meeting the needs of the program.Routine quality assessments (QA) are performed on each PC to promote constant improvement.

Coordination will take place at WIC centers. Collect and Manage participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and one year volunteer or work related experience or high school diploma or equivalency with 2 years volunteer or work experience.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office proficiency including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
  • Ability to carry supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
  • Experience with breastfeeding - at least one baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).
  • Have good organizational skills, enabling her to manage her assigned caseload, keep track of her scheduled hours, meetings, and trainings, and meet necessary deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience
  • Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place
  • Experience working with the target audience (limited resource)
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills and ability to keep information confidential
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Current or previous WIC participants are preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour

Schedule: Part-Time 24 hours per week


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for 3 references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Valerie J. Smith
Human Resource Director
631-727-7850 x 344

Last updated January 6, 2020