Postpartum Doula

<h3>Are you a compassionate, eager, and a sociable professional looking to make a difference in the world of postpartum care? <br /><br />Are you someone with newborn care experience looking to join a tight-knit team where there is an abundance of support and camaraderie? <br /><br />Do you have an early education or health and wellness background and are passionate about helping families get off to a strong and healthy start? <br /><br />If so, you could be a great fit as our Postpartum Doula!</h3>

Encinitas, California

One Moon Doula

<h3><br /><br /><strong><br /><br /><br /><em><br /><br /><br /><br /></em></strong></h3> <h3><strong>One Moon Doula seeks to affirm for families that the weeks and months following the birth of a child are a fragile and fleeting time when needs are high and support is essential.</strong></h3> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>We seek to partner with families to ensure a satisfying and successful transition after welcoming a new addition to their family.</em><br /></span></h3> <h3><strong><em><br /><br /></em></strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p>

keywords: transparency,authenticity,empowerment,compassion,transition help,nonjudgmental support,light errands,flexibility,effective communicator,dynamic,nuturing,aware,confident,self-driven,open-minded

Experience Required

$21.00 - $25.00 per hour DOE

Overview: <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One Moon Doula Services was created by Kathryn Keener in 2013. After providing private, postpartum doula services for three years in two different cities, Kathryn saw a significant need for an agency model to better serve her clients. This </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">was </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">stemmed from repeatedly hearing from families that finding the right doula was sometimes a frustrating process. On the doula side, Kathryn realized that their main goal and passion was to serve families, not necessarily run a business. She wanted to assist in matching the right doulas with the right families in an effort to help families find ample support, by providing them with choice, availability, reliable back-up options when needed, and a streamlined process for arranging for care.&nbsp;<br /></span></p> <p><strong>One Moon Doula seeks to affirm for families that the weeks and months following the birth of a child are a fragile and fleeting time when needs are high and support is essential.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We seek to partner with families to ensure a satisfying and successful transition after welcoming a new addition to their family.<br /><br /></span></p> <p><strong>What we believe in...</strong></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Transparency&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">We communicate realistic expectations with our clients and each other.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Authenticity</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp; We are comfortable in our own skin while mindful and respectful of the family's needs.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Empowerment&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">We empower our clients to help them make informed decisions.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Compassion</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp; We always show compassion and empathy, especially in stressful and emotionally charged situations.</span></p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What you will do as the Postpartum Doula</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Doulas who work for our agency provide postpartum doula support to families with newborns. This involves helping the entire family transition to life with a newborn.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It can include the following:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Newborn care</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some sibling care</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Light housekeeping and organization</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Running errands and meal prep</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Informational and emotional support for the parents</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tender loving care for the healing and/or adapting mother</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tuning in to the needs of the family and responding to their particular situation with nonjudgmental support.<br /><br /></span></span></li> </ul> The nature of postpartum doula work is unpredictable. While you may have the opportunity to set your own boundaries (number of hours per week, for example, or days vs. overnights) other things are not within your control. You may have one client that is requiring 20 hours a week, but you don&rsquo;t know whether it will start this week or four weeks from now because there&rsquo;s no way to know when the baby will arrive. Being a doula with an agency like One Moon Doula can help mitigate this unpredictability because of the team approach and access to backup support, but the doula should still be reasonably flexible and adaptable to the needs of the client. Depending on your availability and on the demand, this opportunity could either result in part-time or full-time hours.
Requirements: <p><strong>You are the ideal candidate if the following describes you...</strong></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Effective Communicator&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.&nbsp; You are comfortable with creating and maintaining strong professional relationships with your clients, colleagues, and supervisor.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dynamic&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You understand that each day can be different and are flexible and accepting of the constant change in the tasks that will need to get done.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nurturing&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have the ability to empathize with and understand the emotions behind the way the client behaves.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Aware&nbsp; </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have an understanding of what goes in to running an agency and value the role of the CEO and staff in a way that culminates a strong working relationship</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;</span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Confident&nbsp; </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are confident in your knowledge of newborn care. For example, having the skills required to recognize normal newborn characteristics and how to support a mom who is breastfeeding or bottle feeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Self-Driven&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You consistently stay on top of tasks such as responding to emails regarding scheduling and assignment changes in a timely matter.&nbsp;You have a proven track record of motivating yourself to take initiative and begin and complete tasks without letting things fall through the cracks.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Open-Minded</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp; We are constantly asking families how everything is going and report that feedback to our postpartum doulas. You are open to feedback and are always looking for ways to improve yourself.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /></span></p> <p><strong>You possess these basic requirements...</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some experience with newborn care, or willingness to participate in a mentorship opportunity.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The doula must sign a contract, fill out a W2 form, and declare their income to the IRS.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The doula should be willing to work a minimum of 20 hours/week most weeks (at least 42 weeks each year, on average) for agency clients.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Willingness to work at least 2-3 overnight shifts per week is preferred but not required.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The doula must maintain CPR certification and insurance (minimal cost) and be willing to get a background check.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">He/she must be trained by a professional doula training organization. (If you are interested but haven&rsquo;t trained yet, we can put you on our waiting list for our Doula Mentorship Program.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The doula must attend, via Zoom or in-person, a 1-hour&nbsp;Group Interview&nbsp;with One Moon Doula.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Willingness to maintain open and effective communication with the agency and be responsive to inquiries and scheduling requests.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A passion for helping families gently transition to life with a newborn by getting ample support to get off to a strong and healthy start.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The agency does not require, but many clients do request, doulas with up to date vaccinations.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Why you'll love working with us...</strong></p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">We are a growing company and we are proud of what we have created and excited about what we will create for our future. We know that it can be isolating to work on your own as a doula. With our agency, you have support, reliable back-up, resources, camaraderie, and accountability. As a team, we compare notes about our challenges and successes, and new ways to deal with common circumstances that arise during our work. We will even give you the opportunity to shadow or be mentored by another teammate. Instead of having to go and look for work opportunities, we will bring them to you. The doulas on our team benefit from the trust and reputation the agency has earned from referral sources such as past clients, providers, and colleagues.&nbsp;<br /></span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hourly pay of $21-$25 DOE at approximately 20-40 hours a week (more for twins)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Referral fees are given&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Access to continuing education</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Certain flexibility in choosing your schedule ex:&nbsp;</span></span><span data-ogac="red">dayshift or nightshift or chose your shifts/week (minimum 20 hours)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Administrative workload is reduced as the agency handles contracting, billing, much of the scheduling, and other administrative matters such as evaluations, reviews, and follow up with clients&nbsp;</span></li> <li>Being a part of an organization that is a pioneer in postnatal care</li> </ul> <p><strong>One Moon Doula Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment&nbsp;</strong>and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.</p> <p>This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.&nbsp;</p>