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Certified Doula

Company: Engaging Solutions, LLC
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Who We AreEngaging Solutions is what we are, and what we do! Our mission is to provide tailored business solutions that improve the quality of life for everyone in the communities we serve. That commitment is accomplished through our core values: People, Impact, Community, Equity & Integrity. What makes us unique is we are small enough to be flexible, large enough to deliver excellence, and agile enough to adapt to any organization's needs. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a holistic approach to work life balance including work from home opportunities. It's no wonder Engaging Solutions has been selected as one of Indianapolis' Top Workplaces (Indy Star 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2022) and is ranked as a Fastest Growing Business by Fortune Magazine! Position Purpose:The Doula's responsibilities include providing emotional and physical support to the mother, educating her on techniques that increase comfort, and patiently answering questions and addressing concerns. The Doula should be a good active listener and someone who can provide advice. A successful Doula should have a natural ability to nurture and guide. Outstanding candidates are patient, forthcoming, and able to provide practical advice as well as kind words of support.

Requirements:
Competencies/Duties:

  • Provide the mother with emotional, physical, moral, and educational support, especially during times when the father and other close relatives are unavailable
  • Listen to the concerns and questions of the mother in a kind, non-judgmental way and offering the best possible advice
  • Attend prenatal meetings to get to know the mother and establish her birth preferences and other requirements
  • Remain with the mother throughout labor and provide physical and emotional support during and after childbirth
  • Visit the home of the mother once she has been discharged and assist with the care of the baby while the mother heals
  • Provide practical support and advice to the mother after childbirth, like organizing the nursery, running errands, and assisting with breastfeeding and meal preparation
  • Keep up to date on childbirth support, birthing techniques, and pre- and post-natal care by conducting research, networking with other Doulas and mothers, and attending workshops and lectures
  • Assist in whatever way possible to make the transition to motherhood easier
  • Other duties as assigned Position Requirements/Abilities:
    • A calming and nurturing presence
    • The ability to answer questions and provide guidance in a non-judgmental way
    • A wealth of knowledge on childbirth and pre- and post-natal care
    • The ability to multitask and provide emotional support
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skillsEducation, Work Experience, Licensure:
      • Doula certification from an accredited organization (DONA, Madriella, etc.)Environment/Physical Demands:
        • Ability to continuously stand or walk. Ability to bend, climb stairs with the potential for frequent lifting.
        • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally.
        • The remote position requires the individual to work from home or established work site. Must have dedicated space within home to operate fully.
        • The position requires frequent driving which requires the ability to sit for long periods of time. Must provide proof of a valid Driver's License and insurance coverage
        • The position requires the employee to conduct home visits in members' homes which requires the individuals to obtain and exchange information and assist the member with resolving simple to complex issues related to their accessing their health care benefits. The work requires frequent communication which requires ability to express self and receive information. PI185407093

Keywords: Engaging Solutions, LLC, Bloomington , Certified Doula, Other , Bloomington, Illinois

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