Essential Functions of the position are detailed below, and include any physical requirements below that. 1. Provides Doula services which includes maintaining an educational and supportive relationship to pregnant teens which begin in the seventh month of the clients pregnancy and continue through the delivery of the child and until two months post partum. Ensures they receive emotional and physical support during pregnancy and post-partum period. 2. Provides Doula services during intrapartum period, when client is 4/5 cm, at local hospitals. Conducts client home visit and prenatal groups promoting health and fitness. 3. Completes birth plans, baby narrative/story, mommy/baby questionnaires, and EPDS depression screening within the prescribed time frames. Provides accurate and timely recording of all home visits, infant/child activities, infant vision and hearing information and all other required data according to the applicable guidelines, policy and procedures of the agency and the funder. 4. Implements the Parents as Teachers evidence model in service delivery. Initiates weekly to bi-monthly home based services for all program participants within one week of referral. 5. Provides services to clients, their infants, and families with referrals to DHS and WIC as well as assisting with arranging for medical appointments. 6. Engages clients in services by greeting parents and children ensuring a positive connection and a family partnership. Promotes the development of secure relationships with between the infant and parents/primary caregiver. 7. Facilities referrals to appropriate services when needed and/or identified by either the parent educator or participant. 8. Prepares weekly and monthly activity reports on their community outreach activities for the hard to reach teen parent and networks with the community to provide information on program services. 9. Identifies other community resources to assist client and collaborates with these resources to provide services to the client to ensure the client is able to access the needed services. 10. May be assigned to conduct tours of the program, respond to inquiries from other agencies, visit agencies that are potential referral sources, and attends community meetings to build awareness of the program.
PLEASE NOTE: Essential functions include all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Kneel and move from sitting, bending, kneeling or standing multiple times a day. Push and pull objects up to 50 pounds. Climb up and down up to 4 flights of stairs at a time. Lift up to 50 pounds.
Other Requirements Comply with program and/or Agency requirements related to (check all that apply Background check, including any program specific requirements. Driver's License and reliable transportation Additional Requirements: Complete the Parents as Teachers Curriculum. May work evenings and weekends.
Relevant Education: Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Counseling or Psychology Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Community Health, Child and Family Behavior, Sociology , or Behavioral Science
Relevant Experience: Preferred: Two years of experience as a doula (attending to women during birth as well as prenatally and post-partum). Minimum: N/A