Vacancy Announcement

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

WIC Program

 

Salary Grade:

Not Provided

Salary Range:

$20,774 – $27,004 (Hiring Range)

Closing Date:

May 28, 2019

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Rutherford County Health Department (Spindale, NC)

Description of Work:

• BFPC serves as a role model and support person for pregnant women and new mothers of Rutherford and McDowell Counties WIC program. The counselor provides education and support to women who plan to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding. Issue breastfeeding supplies to WIC participant’s that qualify for supply.
• Assists women and babies in learning techniques of breastfeeding, including positioning and anticipatory guidance to reduce the occurrence of problems. Need to be enthusiastic about breastfeeding and help Mothers enjoy a positive experience.
• Provides consultation, clinical and emotional support to a caseload of prenatal and breastfeeding women and their families.
• Discusses appropriateness of using and assists women in obtaining breastfeeding aids if within their scope of care (breast pads, breast shells, electric and manual breast pumps, breast shields, or supplemental nutrition systems). Cleaning and sanitizes multi-user pumps.
• Assesses mother’s concerns/problems and is trained to know when referrals are appropriate following protocols targeted for the different states of breastfeeding and high-risk breastfeeding cases.
• Participates in breastfeeding continuing education training to remain current on breastfeeding information and attends staff meetings.
• Being fluent in Spanish is preferred
• Hours can be 30 or 40 hours per week

Minimum Education And Experience:

High School graduate and prior experience in a job that deals with the general public. BFPC program requires that you have breastfeed at least one baby.

Valid NC driver’s license. Must successfully complete a North Carolina Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training program. NC Breastfeeding Competency Training Program to issue specific breastfeeding supplies.

Some knowledge of common health and safety precautions of working in local health departments. Ability to work with staff and patients, under supervision, as set up by departmental policies.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to: Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department ATTN: Cindy Snyder (personnel@rpmhd.org) 221 Callahan-Koon Road Spindale, NC 28160.

Vacancy Announcement

Environmental Health Specialist I

ON-SITE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

 

Salary Grade:

Not Provided

Salary Range:

$46,000 – $53,000 for authorized applicants, dependent on authorizations and experience (less for applicants without authorizations)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Rutherford County, NC (occasional work in McDowell County)

Description of Work:

• Perform new site evaluations for both septic systems and private drinking water wells.
• Issue or deny permits based on compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Perform final inspections of permitted systems during and after the construction process.
• Perform well grout inspections and final well head evaluations to determine compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Collect private drinking water well samples.
• Provide consultation as needed to contractors and property owners for problems encountered during septic and well installation.
• Issue Operation Permits for septic systems and wells upon verification of all installation requirements.
• Inspect existing systems for additions/expansions and re-connections.
• Investigate complaints concerning septic systems and private water supplies and other public health related matters.
• Other duties as assigned by Environmental Health Director.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences and two years of experience in environmental health; or a four-year or Masters degree in environmental health from a program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of experience in environmental health. Necessary special qualifications: Registration as an environmental health specialist; or eligibility for registration as an environmental health specialist by the NC State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to:
Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department
ATTN: Personnel Department
221 Callahan-Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160
EOE

Applications can be obtained from the Personnel Office or downloaded at www.rpmhd.org/hr/employment. Resumes without an accompanying PD-107 will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to personnel@rpmhd.org