Regional Breastfeeding Liaison - Limited Term (Open)
- San Mateo County Health System's Family Health Services Division is seeking a part-time Regional Breastfeeding Liaison to provide breastfeeding outreach and technical support to medical providers serving WIC participants in the Counties of San Mateo, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. This position will primarily support and conduct outreach in the County of San Francisco.
Regional Breastfeeding Liaisons are responsible for providing breastfeeding outreach and technical support to medical providers serving WIC participants in the San Francisco Region; encouraging and supporting collaboration between community providers and WIC to increase referrals; participating in hospital and community breastfeeding promotion collaborative to maintain positive relationships; participating in professional education and staying current on breastfeeding trends and research; promoting lactation accommodation among community stakeholders of the WIC Program; and maintaining a working knowledge of WIC services in all three county agencies.
The ideal candidate possesses a Bachelor's degree in nutrition, health education or a related field; is an independent problem solver and able to manage his/her own workload; has working knowledge of, or is familiar with, the WIC Program and its services in all three county agencies, specifically for the San Francisco Region; has the ability to establish connections with hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners to improve breastfeeding initiation and outcomes for the WIC population; and is experienced in breastfeeding and lactation education. In addition, the ideal candidate possesses certifications as a Lactation Educator or IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant).
The position will report to the Breastfeeding Support Services Coordinator in San Mateo County. However, travel between WIC offices, birthing hospitals, and other relevant locations within and between the three counties is expected. The successful hire will have access to the county motor pool, or can utilize their own transportation and will be reimbursed for travel on work time.
This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Information for current county employees: Current and regular San Mateo County Employees who are interested in this assignment must submit an application and compete in the recruitment process. If you are successful in the recruitment and are being considered for the assignment, HR will work directly with you and/or your department for options. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be allowed by your department to rotate into this assignment nor are your departments obligated to allow you to take on this assignment. The salary range for this position is "as is" and non-negotiable.
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 five years of experience in an organization providing social services, which has included responsibility for community service development, such as planning, evaluating, monitoring or coordinating projects.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and administrative requirements of the program to which assigned; contemporary social, political and economic trends and problems related to community services; principles of social planning and program development related to community services; specialized technical knowledge related to assigned program area; monitoring and evaluating systems for community services programs; formulation and function of community and volunteer organizations; current social and community needs; principles and practices in community development and services planning; methods applied to the collection and evaluation of statistical data; principles of community organization; applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines; computer applications related to the work; and office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
Skill/Ability to: Train, coach and instruct others; prepare concise reports and recommendations; plan, organize, promote and coordinate diverse community program activities; make independent judgments and work independently; prepare concise reports and recommendations; communicate effectively in writing and orally; coordinate multiple facets of a program function; interpret rules, regulations and guidelines at all government levels; compile, analyze and interpret data using statistical and research techniques; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with members of other departments and diverse community groups; and plan, organize, promote and coordinate diverse community program activities.
This is a limited term recruitment. Anyone may apply. If you are interested in being considered for this Limited Term position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
- Cover letter with responses to following:
- How your education and experience have prepared you for this position.
- Describe your experience training staff to support new mothers in being successful in breastfeeding.
- Describe one accomplishment you achieved when collaborating with community partners such as school systems, business partners, labor and/or community organizations. Please describe the specific role you played, the steps you took in collaborating with the partners and the outcomes that were achieved.
- Detail your experience in creating written communications, particularly reports or presentations to a variety of stakeholders, as well as informal communications, such as minutes.
Please include the words "Regional Breastfeeding Liaison - Limited Term" in the subject line of email submission. Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:
Ana Klanjac, Breastfeeding Services Supervisor, email@example.com
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. Resumés will be accepted until the closing date of the job announcement.The County of San Mateo is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.Analyst: Wendy Young (100318) (Regional Breastfeeding Liaison - I094C)
- Cover letter with responses to following: