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HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR (Breastfeeding Counselor)I - 64005667

Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Location: 

NAPLES, FL, US, 31112


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Requisition No: 661562 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR (Breastfeeding Counselor)I - 64005667

Position Number: 64005667 

Salary:  $33,590.38 

Posting Closing Date: 09/12/2022 

 

Job posting Category: Open Competitive

Requisition # 661562

Ticket # 322931

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Human Services Counselor I -Breast Feeding Counselor 

Position Number 64005667

Salary: $33,590.38 annually

Posting Dates and Type: 06/08/22 thru 07/08/22

Title: Human Services Counselor I

Location: Naples

 

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

Description:

This position serves as one of the Women Infants and Children (WIC) local agency’s designated breastfeeding experts, available to provide follow-up breastfeeding support to WIC participants; act on referrals from other WIC staff regarding complex breastfeeding situations beyond their scope of practice; and assess and counsel mothers and infants with complex breastfeeding situations.  This position reports to the Public Health Nutrition Program Director and is based at the Immokalee WIC site for the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier).

This position is at risk for exposure to Respiratory pathogens (Low Risk Category) under OSHA guidelines and requires annual TB Assessment which may include an Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) test or TST; and is required to have up-to-date vaccinations for some vaccine-preventable diseases.

Incumbent must be willing to work beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed.

EMERGENCY DUTY required of the incumbent includes working special needs or Red Cross Shelters or performing other emergency duties including but not limited responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides breastfeeding assessment and counseling to WIC clients.  Client needs are correctly assessed, and appropriate recommendations are given.
  • Works cooperatively with hospital lactation staff to expedite client service for those clients in need of a breast pump. 
  • Provides breastfeeding classes following established lesson plan.
  • Provides follow up services in clinic and by telephone.  Maintains accurate telephone log.
  • Assists with breastfeeding promotion and education activities. 
  • Prepares displays for community outreach activities.
  • Assists the Breastfeeding Coordinator with provision of breastfeeding educational updates and in-service training for WIC and other DOH-Collier employees. 
  • Assists in planning and provision of World Breastfeeding Week activities.  Recommends references and resources for staff use.
  • Monitors breastfeeding support supplies and educational materials assuring smooth provision of services. 
  • Accurately reconciles site breast pump and breastfeeding supply inventory monthly.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Competent keyboard skills required. 
  • Ability to learn FL-WiSE data system, DOH software applications and use a calculator. 
  • Ability to provide breastfeeding education to groups as well as individuals.

 

Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent.  A minimum of 1-year experience in counseling breastfeeding women.  A valid Florida driver's license and reliable transportation required. International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), or Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) preferred.  

Multilingual – ability to speak English and Spanish and or English and Creole preferred.

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

Work Location: Naples

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

 

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 

 

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.