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OPS FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - 64935322

Date:  Jun 10, 2022
Location: 

UMATILLA, FL, US, 32784


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Requisition No: 596262 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - 64935322

Position Number: 64935322 

Salary:  $13.00 Hourly Rate of Pay 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2022 

Job posting category: Open Competitive

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is confidential paraprofessional work providing basic breastfeeding information to pregnant and breastfeeding women who are enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program. The primary responsibilities are to provide breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding information to WIC participants. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will provide individual counseling or phone counseling. The incumbent in this position will exhibit friendly customer service towards all clients and act respectfully and courteously to fellow employees and clients. This position is located at the Umatilla WIC office.

 

Promotes breastfeeding as the normal, preferred method of infant feeding by providing basic breastfeeding information to pregnant and breastfeeding WIC clients through peer-to-peer counselor contacts. Provides support through personal interaction, information on aspects of normal breastfeeding, anticipatory guidance to reduce the occurrence of problems, and/or additional information or resources to assist mothers to prevent, handle, and/or solve common breastfeeding concerns.

Counsels WIC pregnant and postpartum mothers through telephone contacts and in person in the WIC clinic or hospital. Accurately screens and assesses client’s breastfeeding status and needs, reviews demographic and nutrition/medical data in client’s WIC record in FL-WiSE and documents in client’s WIC record. 

 

Receives a caseload of WIC pregnant and breastfeeding women and makes routine contacts, per local agency protocols, with all mothers assigned. Provides follow-up breastfeeding services on all referrals received. Respects each client by keeping her information confidential.

Assists with presenting prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups in WIC clinics, according to local agency lesson plans and protocols.

 

Works within the scope of practice of providing basic breastfeeding information and support to WIC clients. Provides appropriate referrals to International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), local agency breastfeeding expert, WIC nutritionist, other health care professionals and/or social services agencies. Follows-up with accurate documentation per established protocols as needed and/or required. Reports issues and concerns to Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator.

 

May assist WIC staff in promoting breastfeeding peer counseling through special projects, outreach breastfeeding events and duties as assigned.

 

Accurately completes and submits all administrative records, including, but not limited to: EARs, timesheets, leave requests, travel and monthly reports in a timely manner per Health Department policies and deadlines.

 

Attends breastfeeding training classes and supervised activities to increase skills and knowledge. Participates in WIC Program, Health Department and breastfeeding program meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and workshops as assigned. Completes mandatory trainings timely.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Skilled in the use of Microsoft Windows based computer software programs.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum –

  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural
  • Have personal breastfeeding experience with at least six months of experience exclusively breastfeeding your infant

Preferred –

  • Experience counseling clients in order to meet their particular needs
  • Experience providing individual or group education regarding breastfeeding
  • Experience talking and presenting to groups

 

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:

Umatilla, FL

 

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:

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
  • Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • 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.


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