Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Part Time

Macon County Health Department

Job Opening

Job Title:      Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and has breastfed at least one baby; recent breastfeeding preferred. Provides Breastfeeding Peer Counselor support within scope of practice to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, and/or hospital visits at schedule intervals determined by the local WIC Program. Must be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and want to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience. Must possess the ability to maintain positive working relationships with clients, co-workers, community partners, and the general public while protecting confidentiality at all times. Must have the ability to work with diverse community groups. Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance. Must be physically able to get in and out of a car many times per day in all types of weather and be able to adapt in a positive manner to various client living conditions. Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 30 pounds of equipment daily.

Salary: $17.53/hr

How to Apply

Applications can be picked up at the Macon County Health Department Front Desk at 1221 E. Condit, Decatur, Illinois, or you can go to our website, to print a copy of the application. Completed applications should be submitted to Macon County Health Department Attention: HR at 1221 E. Condit, Decatur, Illinois, 62521 or emailed to


The Macon County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.