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Breastfeeding Counsellors (Independent Contractors)

Date Posted
14th February 2018
Reference
VAC-28225
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Contract
Location
Sangre Grande
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Breastfeeding Counsellors (Independent Contractors) shall conduct approved breastfeeding lecture sessions and counsel patients in the Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Clinics as directed by the District Health Visitor.

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Sessions should last 10 to 15 minutes and the total duration of sessions completed per day shall be a minimum of four (4) hours or the duration of the clinic, whichever is longer.
  • The Breastfeeding Counsellors (Independent Contractors) may be assigned to specific clusters or may be directed to any cluster based on the monthly schedule provided by the Authority.
  • The Breastfeeding Counsellors (Independent Contractors) shall report to the District Health Visitor.
     

Minimum Training and Experience

  • A mother who has breastfed at least one (1) child for at least six (6) months and beyond
  • Ability to offer evidence based breastfeeding information and mother centred support to antenatal and postnatal women
  • Exposure to specific training to support breastfeeding women inclusive of practical sessions as evidenced by a certificate.

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