Lactation Specialist

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Berkshire Nursing Families, INC
P O Box 341
ADAMS, MA 01220

Phone:(413)743-5338
Fax:(413)664-5254
Website: berkshirenursingfamilies.org

Company Description:
Berkshire Nursing Families is a non-profit agency providing free lactation support to all families of Berkshire County. BNF works in collaboration with area hospitals, local pediatricians and obstetricians and other allied agencies to provide seamless and comprehensive lactation care in our community.

Our mission is to enhance the lifelong health of our community through the promotion and support of breastfeeding and positive parenting. Breastfeeding, a "systems approach" to parenting, offers babies optimal health through nutrition, bonding, immune factors and so much more.

Lactation Specialist
To Commensurate With Experience
Berkshire County
Full / Part Time
Other
Bachelor's Degree
Preferred
2+
Preferred
IBCLC, CLC - Preference: Preferred

Part time lactation specialist position to join our small dedicated and highly skilled team. Hours for this position are flexible but some weekend coverage is required.

Primary responsibilities would include education, clinical intervention and support of Berkshire County families from pregnancy through 6 months.  This would include feeding assessment, weight checks, in-person home and office consultations as well as followup by phone, email, social media or text. Other responsibilities may include virtual and in-person playgroup and class facilitation. All interactions require documentation using Mobile Lactation Software.

BNF provides professional development assistance.

BNF will train the right person.

  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team including interaction with doctor's offices and agencies
  • Able to maintain professionalism and HIPAA compliant confidentiality
  • Able to pass certifications for Certified Lactation Counselor or Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Able to work supportively and empathically with all families 
  • Need to have reliable transportation and valid drivers license that can be used for this position
  • Be available for some evening calls and weekend coverage