Job: Breastfeeding Program Supervisor (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Breastfeeding Program Supervisor (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 01/16/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$41.12 - $51.40 Hourly
$3,289.60 - $4,112.00 Biweekly
$7,127.47 - $8,909.33 Monthly
$85,529.60 - $106,912.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
 
The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Breastfeeding Program Supervisor to assist in the development and implementation of goals and objectives; direct and evaluate Breastfeeding outcomes and activities for the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC); oversee operational needs of program; and supervise program staff.

The current vacancy is in the Family Health Services division located in San Mateo, but will travel throughout the County to perform duties of the job.

Primary duties will include:
  • Under direct supervision from the Director of Public Health Nutrition, integrate breastfeeding promotion and support activities into the larger policy and funding discussion at the San Mateo County WIC Program. 
  • Ensure adherence to the San Mateo County WIC Program breastfeeding policies and protocols at the seven San Mateo WIC sites. 
  • Participate in the implementation of the Nutrition Services Plan (NSP) to ensure an appropriate focus on breastfeeding promotion, education and support. 
  • Ensure breastfeeding friendly (BFF) environment at the different sites. 
  • Provide on-going training on breastfeeding for WIC staff and the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BPCP) staff to ensure provision of accurate information to participants. 
  • Supervise Regional Breastfeeding Liaisons (RBL) and coordinate meetings for the Peninsula Regional Breastfeeding Coalition (PRBC). 
  • Provide breastfeeding education and support to WIC staff and Family Health Services staff; oversee the breastfeeding wellness line and provide direct support as appropriate. 
  • Ensure that breastfeeding promotion and support activities increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants. 
  • Act as Breastfeeding representative for County Wellness Committee. 
  • Provide update on breast pump loan and issuance policies. 
  • Provide oversight to the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BPCP). 
  • Network, collaborate with other health professionals and community-based organizations (CBO) to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Attend trainings/conferences to keep breastfeeding knowledge, information, and credential current.
  • Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Extensive knowledge of Breastfeeding and nutrition outcomes and activities for the Women, Infants & Children program (WIC).
  • Experience supervising staff, assigning duties and tasks, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Experience leading a team of staff whose work assignments are in the field of Breastfeeding for WIC sites.
  • Master's in Public Health or related field.
  • Familiarity with the rules, regulations and procedures governing the WIC program.
  • Demonstrated skill to organize and be able to plan and implement various service activities under the Breastfeeding and WIC program.
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve exercising sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience as a representative or liaison of their organization.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, health care administration, a social science or a field related to the program area to which assigned; and six years of increasingly responsible or supervisory work in the delivery of community, health or social services which has included responsibility for programmatic development such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects, and supervising or leading support staff.

Knowledge of

  • Principles and practices of the Breastfeeding promotion in the WIC program.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision and training.
  • Principles and practices of program planning, research and evaluation and contract monitoring and compliance. 
  • Specialized technical knowledge related to assigned program area.
  • Principles and practices of client service delivery.
  • Contemporary social, political and economic trends and problems related to community services. 
  • Principles of engaging community and other partners in the provision of social services.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines.
  • Computer applications related to the work. 
  • Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Basic budgetary and financial record-keeping techniques. 
  • Community resources, organizations and programs.
  • Plan, assign, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others.
  • Train staff in work procedures and provide technical and programmatic assistance to staff and subcontractors.
  • Administer and coordinate programs services and activities.
  • Foresee and analyze operational and/or administrative problems, consider alternatives and recommend sound solutions.
  • Supervise the development and evaluation of proposals and negotiation of contracts and agreements.
  • Develop, monitor and analyze program performance goals.
  • Analyze, interpret and apply various regulations and requirements.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally and make public presentations.
  • Prepare clear, concise reports, correspondence and recommendations.
  • Analyze information and situations and use sound independent judgement to make decisions and determine appropriate courses of action.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Skill/Ability to:  Plan, assign, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others; train staff in work procedures and provide technical and programmatic assistance to staff and subcontractors; administer and coordinate programs services and activities; foresee and analyze operational and/or administrative problems, consider alternatives and recommend sound solutions; supervise the development and evaluation of proposals and negotiation of contracts and agreements; develop, monitor and analyze program performance goals; analyze, interpret and apply various regulations and requirements; communicate effectively in writing and orally and make public presentations; prepare clear, concise reports, correspondence and recommendations; analyze information and situations and use sound independent judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate courses of action; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
 Application/Examination:
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%).  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~
Deadline to Apply:  January 16, 2018
Application Screening:  January 22, 2018
Combined Panel/Department Interviews:  January 29, 2018
 
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.  The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
 
HR Contact: Carolyn Burns (010218) (Community Program Supervisor - G236)

Keywords: Breastfeeding program, supervisor, nutrition, family health, WIC, women, infants & children, breastfeeding peer counseling, public health nutrition, breastfeeding, education, health education, community partners, collaboration, breastfeeding promotion.

 

 
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