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WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Takoma Park, Maryland
Job Type
19 May 2023
CCI Health Services empowers patients to partner with staff for an unparalleled healthcare experience. We deliver high quality, affordable, care to every patient during all stages of life providing services to the medically under-served at 14 sites in Montgomery and northern Prince George's counties. Our services include primary care, behavioral health, dental, adolescent health, HIV and infectious disease testing and treatment, prenatal, and family planning. CCI Health & Wellness Services is also the largest provider of WIC services in the state of Maryland.

We are looking for a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC) who will provide individual in-person and telephone counseling to furnish information, support and guidance to WIC prenatal and postpartum participants that assists in the breastfeeding experience. The BFPC also leads group educational classes about breastfeeding for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The BFPC works as part of an integrated health team to assure that high quality, cost efficient, culturally sensitive services comply with all Federal, State and local agency policies and procedures.


Counsels WIC participants about benefits of breastfeeding and proper positioning in person and by phone.
Supports WIC participants who are breastfeeding or are thinking about breastfeeding by answering any questions they may have to help them to be successful in breastfeeding.
Assists with planning and conducting of breastfeeding classes.
Keeps accurate records of all contacts made to WIC participants.
Accurately documents issuance of breast pumps and other breastfeeding aids.
Acts as an advocate for breastfeeding.


High School graduate, or equivalent
At least one year of relevant work experience, preferably in a medical setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must have an active CPR/BLS certification
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to carry out breastfeeding support.
Must have breastfed for at least 6 months.
Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
Previous experience with WIC as a staff or participant is preferred.

CCI Health Services is a 49-year-old Federally Qualified Health Center is a diverse and inclusive workplace that serves 60,000 medical patients and Women Infant's & Children (WIC) participants in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, CCI is committed to providing high-quality, affordable primary healthcare to every patient across all life stages. Visit for more information.
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  • Job Reference: 1010172670-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Community Clinic Inc.
  • Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent