Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume Samples

A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional support person who advises and guides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on basic breastfeeding and its health benefits. Essential duties associated to this role are listed on the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume as – attending breastfeeding training classes, receiving caseloads; making routine periodic routine contacts with all assigned mothers; giving basic breastfeeding support and information; helping mothers prevent and handle common concerns; counseling women; respecting each other’s confidentiality, and keeping accurate records of all peer counseling made.

The most sought-after qualifications for the post include the following – nursing skills; enthusiastic about breastfeeding and helping attitude; training skills; the ability to deal with women coming from varying backgrounds; and the ability to write manuals and tips for mothers. A degree in a relevant field is a mandatory requirement.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume example

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

Headline : To provide accurate and up-to-date breastfeeding information to WIC participants and community members. Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in fast-paced environments. Adheres to rules regulations, respects clients by keeping information strictly confidential.

Skills : Customer Service, Data Entry, Recreational Activities.

Description :

    1. Encouraged and Educated new mothers on the benefits of health and nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum.
    2. Followed established protocols when referring clients to Lactation.
    3. Maintained own caseload of clients by making routine contacts and providing basic breastfeeding information and support including how to handle common breastfeeding concerns.
    4. Attended monthly staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences/workshops as appropriate.
    5. Attended and assisted with prenatal and breastfeeding classes. 
    6. Attended breastfeeding training workshops. 
    7. Received caseloads of expecting and new WIC mothers and provided them with basic breastfeeding knowledge.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

Objective : To provide basic breastfeeding information, support, and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serve as a role model for them. Enjoy working with people in a team environment and being a leader when possible.

Skills : Personal Care And Hygiene, Crisis Intervention. Mental Health Services.

Description :

    1. Encouraged women to keep going with it if they're having doubts.
    2. Helped if the moms have any problems, concerns, or questions about feeding their babies.
    3. Called to check up on the mothers and babies.
    4. Wrote notes on each woman to go into their file. 
    5. Provided assistance to breastfeeding and prenatal mothers enrolled in the program.
    6. Served as the instructor for prenatal, breastfeeding, and infant feeding courses.
    7. Maintained inventory of all breastfeeding aids.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            Diploma


            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Headline : More than three years of informing, educating, supporting, and promoting services to Individuals, health care providers, and the community as a whole. To assist the nutritionist in providing breastfeeding information and address concerns during prenatal breastfeeding classes at WIC and designated sites.

            Skills : Interpersonal Skills, Data Entry, CPR, Lactation Education.

            Description :

              1. Managed a caseload of WIC clients and made routine periodic contacts with all clients assigned, conducting interviews/assessments for services.
              2. Helped mothers to prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns.
              3. Respected each participant by keeping information strictly confidential.
              4. Kept accurate records of all contacts made with WIC participants. 
              5. Communicated and demonstrated breastfeeding procedures with expecting mothers, first time breastfeeding mothers.
              6. Counseled and gave breastfeeding information and support to pregnant and breastfeeding WIC participants.
              7. Kept accurate records of all contacts made with WIC clients.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Business Management

            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Objective : As a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Responsible for positive role-modeling, providing information, encouragement, and knowledgeable support and assistance to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Ability to communicate in a friendly, pleasant, and courteous manner.

            Skills : Leadership, Lactation Support. Communication, Patient Care, Infant Care.

            Description :

              1. Sanitized and sterilized breastfeeding equipment.
              2. Taught the breastfeeding class offered monthly at the clinic.
              3. Completed weekly Activity Reports.
              4. Referred to families to other community resources as necessary. 
              5. Provided a mother and baby with essential tools to complete their breastfeeding journey.
              6. Counseled mothers and provided resources in times of need.
              7. Worked closely with WIC clients to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience for those choosing this method of feeding.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            BS in Human Resources

            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Objective : More than 13 years of customer service experience. A proven leader and results-driven professional recognized for delivering unparalleled customer service. A verifiable track record of success backed by impeccable references.

            Skills : Emotional Support, Group Therapy Sessions, Conflict Resolution.

            Description :

              1. Counseled and supported current and pregnant mothers with breastfeeding support and education.
              2. Taught moms and future moms how to use and care for breastfeeding equipment.
              3. Specialized in community outreach with organizations and health care professionals to help increase breastfeeding rates amongst the Lehigh valley.
              4. Managed to link local community organizations to the cause of breastfeeding education and awareness. 
              5. Taught and promoted the benefits of breastfeeding to baby, mom, family, and the economy.
              6. Instructed breastfeeding classes as well as one on one counseling. 
              7. Contacted WIC Support and educated about breastfeeding benefits to mother & child. 
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            Diploma

            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Objective : To secure a challenging and rewarding position that will enhance my expertise as well as fulfill my desire to help others in the community and provide support and information to WIC breastfeeding mothers who may need help and/or advice to continue breastfeeding while working or going to school.

            Skills : Lactation Education, Scheduling Appointments, Stress Management.

            Description :

              1. Provided compassionate breastfeeding support to new and breastfeeding mothers.
              2. Scheduled WIC appointments.
              3. Provided mothers breastfeeding classes.
              4. Received a caseload of WIC participants and made routine periodic contacts with all clients assigned during the different stages of their baby during the duration of their breastfeeding goals.
              5. Maintained an organized paper trail of all contact with the mothers as well as enter the data in the computer system. 
              6. Provided support in clinical settings and by phone with moms to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience. 
              7. Attended and assisted with prenatal and breastfeeding support classes.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            High School Diploma

            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Headline : To counsels and provide information to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, hospital visits, and in the WIC office at scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC provider. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.

            Skills : Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Patient Care, Infant Care, Lactation Support.

            Description :

              1. Taught weekly classes for new and expecting mothers about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding.
              2. Planned and organized educational events focused on pregnancy and breastfeeding for 50 - 100 participants and their families.
              3. Loaned and demonstrated the use of breast pumps to mothers returning to work, school, or were separated from their babies for extended periods of time.
              4. Kept up with confidential client records and respected each client's privacy.
              5. Encouraged pregnant moms to breastfeed.
              6. Assisted with infant feeding problems at the breast as needed.
              7. Completed clinical documentation in accordance with agency guidelines. 
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BA In Psychology

            Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

            Summary : Energetic and versatile with 20+ years of experience as an educator, medical assistant, lactation consultant, doula in a clinical setting, and private practice. With expertise in all facets of labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum patient care.

            Skills : CPR, Interpersonal Skills, Patience, Communication Skills.

            Description :

              1. Provided the mother with suggestions on aspects of normal breastfeeding.
              2. Provided anticipatory guidance to reduce the occurrence of problems.
              3. Acted as an advocate of breastfeeding in the community.
              4. Attended regular peer counselor meetings.
              5. Educated clients on feeding options for their babies.
              6. Helped mothers overcome any issues or difficulties that they may endure while learning to breastfeed.
              7. Educated mothers on the Benefits of Breastfeeding.
              Years of Experience
              Experience
              10+ Years
              Experience Level
              Level
              Senior
              Education
              Education
              MS In Nutritional Science

              Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

              Objective : Self-directed, results-oriented individual who learns quickly and works well independently or as part of a team. Can work well in high stress and challenging environments. Well organized and enthusiastic with excellent communication with the ability to coordinate and direct projects.

              Skills : Data Entry, Compassion, Open-Mindedness, Building Rapport.

              Description :

                1. Have continually taken advantage of opportunities to expand knowledge of breastfeeding issues in order to be a more effective counselor.
                2. Acted as a liaison between patients and health care providers.
                3. Facilitated communication by conducting in-depth language interpretation.
                4. Provided one-on-one guidance and conducted group counseling for clients.
                5. Maintained and kept accurate medical records of patients interviewed.
                6. Participated in outreach activities to increase community awareness and referrals. 
                7. Supported mothers get when they have Breastfeeding trials.
              Years of Experience
              Experience
              2-5 Years
              Experience Level
              Level
              Junior
              Education
              Education
              GED

              Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Resume

              Objective : To obtain a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position with a focus on Client Relations/Customer Service with an opportunity for advancement and professional growth. Prepare routine reports, studies, and documentation needed by management-level staff to make decisions and complete advanced projects.

              Skills : Personal Care And Hygiene, Mental Health Services, Crisis Intervention.

              Description :

                1. Entered client's information in online system documenting calls and classes.
                2. Helped mom's to overcome their obstacles and fears by helping them reach their goals and succeed in breastfeeding. 
                3. Provide health and nutrition education to pregnant and postpartum clients.
                4. Provided breastfeeding support and encouragement, distributed breastfeeding supplies, and referred to outside professional resources when necessary.
                5. Educated, promoted, supported & assisted women with breastfeeding their baby. 
                6. Performed routine clerical tasks such as record keeping, control, review, data keying, processing, filing, and reporting of client's data and breast.
                7. Provided support to breastfeeding women.
              Years of Experience
              Experience
              2-5 Years
              Experience Level
              Level
              Junior
              Education
              Education
              HS Diploma