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Community Health Specialist- WIC Peer Counselor- Full Time

Bloomington Hospital
Date Posted
17 January, 2023
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Full Time
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Requisition Number
343687
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Community Health Specialist- WIC Peer Counselor- Full Time

Job Description

Overview

Applicants must currently be a breastfeeding mother or have been within the last 5 years and participated in the WIC program. This role will be responsible for providing basic breastfeeding support to the community in Monroe County. This position will require that you be available to clients outside of usual clinic hours and clinic environment when appropriate. Applicants must be able to make and receive phone calls.

They will serve as a bridge between the community and the health care, government and social service systems. Assists individuals, families, groups and communities access resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care and health information. Provides informal counseling, support, and follow-up.

 High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• 0-3 years of experience required.
• Requires basic computer skills.
• Requires knowledge of medical, community, and social resources.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Community Health Specialist- WIC Peer Counselor- Full Time Role

Overview

Applicants must currently be a breastfeeding mother or have been within the last 5 years and participated in the WIC program. This role will be responsible for providing basic breastfeeding support to the community in Monroe County. This position will require that you be available to clients outside of usual clinic hours and clinic environment when appropriate. Applicants must be able to make and receive phone calls.

They will serve as a bridge between the community and the health care, government and social service systems. Assists individuals, families, groups and communities access resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care and health information. Provides informal counseling, support, and follow-up.

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     High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 0-3 years of experience required.
  •  Requires basic computer skills.
  •  Requires knowledge of medical, community, and social resources.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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