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Breastfeeding Support Worker
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/21/172029
  • Published: Mon 15/11/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time
  • Hours: 28 / 30 hours per week, 28 or 30 hrs per week Monday to Friday 9 am - 5pm (inc some evenings) working days to be agreed
  • Salary: £15204 - £17633 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Breastfeeding Support Worker

Do you have a passion for improving people’s health? If so Halton’s Public Health Team is looking to recruit Breastfeeding Support Workers to join its busy Health Improvement Team.

 About the role / service

Halton’s Infant feeding team is an important part of the children’s agenda in Halton. The team work collaboratively with children’s centres, midwives and health visitors to increase the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.  The team offers infant feeding support and advice to all mothers as well as 1to1 support for breastfeeding mothers via home visits and telephone support. The team deliver antenatal workshops, introducing solid food workshops and are involved in wider campaigns and events such as the Global Latch On and international Breastfeeding week.

About you (the prospective candidate)

You will contribute to a comprehensive infant feeding support service, with the aim of reducing health inequalities. You will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment in order to provide the best possible support and advice to all parents and work under the supervision and direction of the Early Years Health Improvement Coordinator. Completion of breastfeeding training, knowledge of the health benefits of breastfeeding and an ability to assess and plan care are essential requirements.

Working days 9am - 5pm with some evenings, days of work to be agreed

**Please state your vacancy preference(s) in your application, do not include any posts you do not wish to be considered for.**

 1 x 28 hour post, pro rata salary £15204 - £16457 per annum

1 x 30 hour post, pro rata salary £16290 - £17633 per annum

Both posts -Monday to Friday 9 am - 5pm (inc some evenings) working days to be agreed

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Claire Fyles Early Years Health Improvement Coordinator on 0151 511 5405

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th December 2021