Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Be a doula!

It is a bonus double-whammy jobs posting morning! The Maternity Care Coalition (which is awesome -- what, you don't know about them? See website link at the bottom, they're so good) is looking for a new doula. You can do this even if you're not already a doula! "Willingness to become certified within three months of hire", what! Totally do this.

Naima and I are both in the world of Philly reproductive justice ness, and Naima has a solid analysis and you should totally work with her.

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Maternity Care Coalition
North Philly Breastfeeding Program
Community Doula Position

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic $7M nonprofit, works to improve maternal
and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families,
providers and communities. The North Philly Breastfeeding Program goal is to increase
breastfeeding rates in North Philadelphia and create community awareness and support
for breastfeeding using a community-based doula model. The program will support
women and their families throughout pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and until babies are 6
months old.

MCC seeks a Community Doula responsible for providing culturally sensitive home-
based case management services to pregnant women and their families, including
intensive breastfeeding education and support, childbirth preparation, doula support
during labor, childbirth, and postpartum period. The Community Doula will help
facilitate support groups and trainings to clients, families, and community organizations.

Bachelors of Arts in social work, counseling, or related field preferred. Candidates
should have Birth Doula certification or a willingness to become certified within
three months of hire. We seek an individual with excellent organizational and people
skills. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends to attend births. Must
have strong time management and problem solving skills; excellent written and oral
communication ability; and knowledge and familiarity with North Philadelphia and its
community resources. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred. Must be computer literate. Valid
driver’s license and clean driving record required.

Send cover letter, resume, 3 references and a writing sample to: Naima Black, Maternity
Care Coalition, via email: nblack [at] maternitycarecoalition [dot] org or Fax: 215-nine seven two-8266

Please see website for more information on MCC: www.maternitycarecoalition.org

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