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This is a full-time, permanent Health Services Consultant 3 position.Make a differenceJoin the Washington State Department of health as a Breastfeeding Promotion Consultant (HSC3). This role supports the Office of Nutrition Services (ONS) within the Division of Prevention and Community Health (PCH), in advancing the mission of promoting and supporting breastfeeding, increasing access to healthy foods, and enhancing community health.Position Overview:This Breastfeeding Promotion Consultant focuses on delivering breastfeeding and nutrition consultation and training through community-based and culturally grounded approaches. Your expertise will serve initiatives such as the Loving Support Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program (PC program) and WIC Breastfeeding Promotion. Additionally, they provide guidance to DOH staff and various contractors and partners.
Key Responsibilities :
Professional Consultation and Statewide Coordination
Act as a leading expert for the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BFPC Program) and provide comprehensive consultation to local WIC agencies, ONS, and department staff.Coordinate state-wide training initiatives for the BFPC Program, including annual planning, budgeting, reporting, and virtual/in-person training sessions.Engage in monthly BFPC webinars, facilitate content for the DOH BFPC Facebook page, and ensure compliance with WIC policies at assigned local agencies.Work collaboratively with WIC and other DOH Partners to plan, implement, and evaluate key activities and initiatives to meet BFPC program goals.DOH Staff and Contractor Training on Breastfeeding Promotion
Offer specialized consultation and training on WIC breastfeeding promotion, emphasizing culturally relevant and community-based approaches.Partner with ONS Training and Communications Team to develop electronic breastfeeding education resources.Review content and provide feedback on breastfeeding education materials, ensuring alignment with current guidelines and policies.WIC Client Services Section and Breastfeeding Unit Collaboration
Provide consultation on WIC policy inquiries via the WIC 800 telephone line and engage in policy research, development, and review.Contribute to WIC and DOH workgroups, participate in training sessions, and support policy discussions to ensure regulatory compliance and current medical literature integration.Work SettingThe duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Employees will be supported to choose the location in which they do their best work. This position can support telework, in-office or a combination. DOH supports a hybrid workplace.Join a great team and lead us into the future.The
Office of Nutrition Services
works to improve the lifelong nutrition and health of Washington communities through nutrition education, referrals to other services, breastfeeding promotion and support, and increased access to healthy foods. This HSC3 position ties directly into the mission through working with local WIC agencies and other partners to promote and support breastfeeding and providing professional consultation to WIC local agencies.About DOHAs a frontline defender of our communities, DOH collaborates with partners around the clock to impact the lives of every Washingtonian and visitor. Were not just an organization; were a catalyst for change, guided by our core values of Equity, Innovation, and Engagement, visit our
to learn about the future of Washingtons health in motion.Why DOHWe are dedicated to your work-life harmony and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation, designed to support your lifestyle. To learn more about Why DOH, visit Work@Health
.Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. They demonstrate resilience and outward behaviors even when confronted with others who are not open or collaborative.
Required QualificationsExperience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities.
Please ensure any relevant experience defined below is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile .Option 1:
Bachelors degree in nutrition, Health Education, Public Health, Public Administration, Biology or related field from an accredited academic institution,
ANDOne (1) or more years experience working in a public health program that provides services to the WIC population.Two (2) or more years experience developing and delivering training to local WIC staff.Two (2) or more years working to promote and support lactation and the use of human milk among diverse populations.OROption 2 : Four (4) years working to promote and support lactation and the use of human milk among diverse populations,
ANDOne (1) or more years experience working in WIC or a public health program that provides services to the WIC population, at the state or local level.Two (2) or more years experience developing and delivering training to local WIC staff.Desired QualificationsExperience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities.International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)Masters degree in nutrition science, public health or other degree which provides training in human nutrition, health education or public health administration.Training in Dialogue Education or learner-centered adult educationApplication ProcessIntrigued? Click "Apply"
to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:A cover letter (without personal pictures) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position.A current resume (without personal pictures).Three (3) or more professional references, to be listed in your profile under the references section, which includes at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led.Attachments : Do not attach any documents that include photos, letters of recommendation, or
(transcripts, social security number, year of birth, etc.).Veterans : Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and birth year.This position is covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.Equity, Diversity, and InclusionWe regard diversity as the foundation of our strength, recognizing that differing insights and abilities enable us to reflect the unique needs of the communities we serve.DOH is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination based on race/ethnicity/color, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, marital status, the presence or perception of a disability, veterans status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.Conditions of Employment/Working ConditionsWith or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week when necessary to perform the core functions of the position.Occasionally travel alone or with another person throughout the state which may include overnight.Legally operate a state- or privately-owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation while on state business.Participate in emergency response exercises and emergency events/high-priority assignments as assigned.Conduct training and presentations to both large and small audiences in-person and via distance learning.Occasionally move objects and materials weighing as much as 25 pounds.Work with confidential information, protecting confidentiality in a secure work environment.If you have questions, need accommodation in the application or selection process, or need information in an alternative format, contact April Gilreath at
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Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the submitted applicant profile or attachments.