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Peer Counselors coordinate treatment services for adults dealing with impairment or health issues. Specific job activities listed on a Peer Counselor resume example are intervening in case of crisis, delivering stabilization services, promoting opportunities to clients, completing clinical documentation, taking part to staff meetings, and coordinating care strategies. Those interested in a Peer Counselor position should be able to demonstrate the following skills in their resumes: knowledge of health issues, counseling skills, cooperation, good judgment, self-motivation, initiative, and problem solving. Most Peer Counselors hold a degree in psychology, social work, or recovery support.

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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Provide breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

  • Manage confidential client data for over 100 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
  • Maintain supportive relationship with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers throughout their breastfeeding tenure
  • Maintain 24-hour breastfeeding support hot-line for WIC clients
  • Assisted in outreach to breastfeeding mothers that increased breastfeeding rates for clinic by 10 percent in a fiscal year
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Administrative Office Management
2

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Counsels all pregnant/breastfeeding mothers as well as non-breastfeeding mothers. Teaches all breastfeeding nutrition WIC classes.

  • Attends and participates in meetings, related trainings and workshops on behalf of the program as directed.
  • Participates in the preparation and service of special activities, assist or relieve unit employees in emergencies, or on the job training situations as necessary to maintain the operation.
  • Trained Breastfeeding Educator
  • Communication Strategist for the Healthy Babies, Healthy Me Coalition, that is helping to decrease the rate of prematurity and immorality rate of infants
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
Early Childhood Development
3

Peer Counselor

  • Develop and facilitate regularly scheduled classes on wellness topics including Computer Skills, Community Empowerment, Book Club, racism, cultural awareness, dance, and more.
  • Engage in one-on-one counseling with clients. Facilitate access to government resources and psychiatry, assist with symptom management, and help with general occupational and emotional therapy.
  • Screen applicants for services eligibility. Meet with clients to record detailed psychiatric and relevant histories in order to set them up with psychiatric and case management services. Follow up with doctors and case managers to ensure thorough care coordination.
  • Assist clients with locating and securing shelter and housing. Collaborate with local resources such as board and cares, homeless shelters, public showers, and more in order to get clients off the street.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
4

Tutor/peer Counselor

  • Provided individual tutoring session for students in all English and Literature classes, General Biology and Anatomy/Physiology
  • Conducted group tutoring session for nursing students in anatomy
  • Offered services as Scribe for students with disabilities to assist in note taking and management of classroom assignments
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Arts And Sciences
BS
Psychology
MA
Counseling And Human Development
5

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

  • Provide Loving Support to breastfeeding mothers receiving WIC services by staying in regular contact with them while also making myself available to them when needed.
  • Maintain a caseload of 40 to 50 mothers who are requesting peer-counseling services.
  • Attend ongoing training related breast-feeding in order to keep current with new information and expand my knowledgebase of breastfeeding issues and techniques.
  • Update records within the state and counties WIC programs in order to track mother and babies progress.
  • Provide support and counsel moms in need of breastfeeding support.
  • Interact with women individually and/or in groups about infant feeding decisions, and answer basic questions about breastfeeding.
  • Provide appropriate information to pregnant and postpartum women about the benefits of breastfeeding, and help them to overcome common barriers to breastfeeding success.
  • Work with the team of care providers to ensure that clinical concerns are documented, and to ensure that patients obtain referrals to the lactation specialist, physician, nurse, or other specialists as appropriate.
  • Maintain relationships with patients after discharge for continuing follow up, as appropriate.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BS
Criminal Justice - Human Services
6

Student Peer Counselor

  • Assist customers regarding their financial aid files and provide accurate information
  • Handle complaints while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Input incoming documents using PeopleSoft
  • Attend to higher personnel when there is a work overload
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration / Accounting
7

Peer Counselor

  • Accountable for taking a daily attendance to monitor students' punctuality throughout the program.
  • Sporadically appointed meetings with students based on their academic progress.
  • Attended weekly meetings with faculty and staff to track the progress of each student.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
Secondary Education
8

Peer Counselor

  • Help BMCC students to overcome their barriers for optimum performance on college campus.
  • Use an interest in psychology, counseling, health promotion and mental health education and outreach to provide support
  • Offer psycho-educational workshops, class visits and presentations, as well as outreach events of the Student Wellness Center.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AS
Associate
BA
Social Work
9

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

  • Provides information, counseling, and support to WIC participants both prenatal and postpartum to assist them in their breastfeeding experience
  • Daily contact with clients to inform and train in breastfeeding methods, techniques, and promotion
  • Provides information to pregnant participants on benefits of breastfeeding and reasons to breastfeed, latching-on, getting started in hospital, supply and demand, preventing problems, growth spurts and discourage all bottle supplementing (either formula or glucose water)
  • Provides information consistent with the WIC Program philosophies regardless of personal beliefs
  • Provides information to postpartum women on expression and storage of breast milk, use of pumps and supplements and may request WIC breast pumps or shells
  • Keeps accurate records of all contacts and turn all reports in once a month to the WIC office
  • Attends special conferences on breastfeeding to increase own knowledge
  • Refers difficult breastfeeding problems to the WIC Lactation Educator, Assistant Administrator or clinic nutritionist
  • Teaches prenatal classes as directed at WIC clinics, contacts prenatal participants and assist health professional in counseling participants
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Medical & Dental Office Administration
10

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

  • Promotes breastfeeding within the community
  • Teaches nutrition education class for pregnant and breastfeeding women enrolled in WIC
  • Counsels WIC pregnant or nursing mothers and follows up with new mothers
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Communications

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