Bilingual Community Doula Supervisor

LOCATION: Irvington, NJ

CLASSIFICATION: Full time/Exempt-37.5 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY: $50K-$60K

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Support the coordination and development of a community-based doula program in Paterson, NJ, through partnerships with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, community agencies, and community residents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Complete the HealthConnect One (HC1) Community Doula Training.
  • Develop and implement educational programs for clinical staff at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on the role of community doulas.
  • Work collaboratively with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center staff and community partners to develop a doula hospital policy and procedure.
  • Act as a liaison with clinical staff at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center to provide information and address the doula’s role in health care.
  • Deliver HC1 training to 10 participants.
  • Provide ongoing support to the project director and supervision to doulas in training.
  • Provide phone support and be available on call (24/7) by cell phone for community doulas in training for non-medical questions related to pregnancy, medical appointments, and births.
  • Work with project director to develop and maintain community connections with key organizations serving Paterson residents.
  • Attend and provide support for 5 births at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.
  • Meet with project director regularly to review program progress, challenges, and data collection.
  • Conduct outreach activities and educate community partners and members about community doulas.
  • Assist to complete all program reporting accurately and according to the timeline required by funder.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) with a strong focus in maternal and child health, early childhood, public health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified doula.
  • Experience providing professional/community education, case management, home visiting and/or supportive services for women and families.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to use a database for record keeping, supervision and reporting.
  • Experience with program planning and management, and community-based programs.
  • Experience working with diverse and multicultural populations.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

COVID VACCINATION:

Offer of employment is contingent on employee obtaining the Covid Vaccine and/or showing proof of vaccination.

This position reports to Marie Kinsella, Director of Community Programs.

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