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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS, HEALTH SERVICES II Health Services

*REPOST*Part-Time Contractual-Breastfeeding Services Coordinator

Recruitment #16-002818-0002

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045 

Main Purpose of Job

Plans, implements and coordinates all breastfeeding activities in Howard County WIC including the BFPC program. Updates staff with breastfeeding information. Develops the annual breastfeeding plan. The staff will be responsible for the supervision of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors when hired as a full-time employee. This is a contractual part-time position from 16-32 hours a week. Will have to travel to other clinics for nutrition/breastfeeding counseling, meetings, etc. The selected candidate must possess a license as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  A copy of your IBCLC license must accompany your application.  Will work evenings or weekends based on staffing needs. Will be "on call" during after office hours.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in health services, one year of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The selected candidate must possess a license as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  A copy of your IBCLC license must accompany your application.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable Qualifications:
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) experience
Spanish speaking preferred

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.



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