Job Postings

Thanks for your interest in employment with Birth Roots.

We are always looking for experienced, mature, and reliable people to join our team of birth doulas, postpartum doulas and instructors. We have a diverse group of women that inspire learning and growth. We offer many different opportunities and there is always room to move up within Birth Roots. If you do have a service that you would like to offer and you would like to be a part of this dynamic team and growing local business please send us a resume.

Prior to applying for a position with Birth Roots, please review our Values Statement and ensure you can support it in its entirety.

You may wish to contact us prior to preparing your application to determine our current needs. Even if we do not have a position available at the moment, we will keep your application on file for when a position becomes available. We can always make room for the right person.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula

Thank-you for your interest. We will correspond with all applicants.

Closed – Birth Doula

Role Of The Birth Doula

A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides the pregnant woman and her family with continuous emotional support before, during, and after the birth of her baby.

A doula:

  • Is trained in the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour.
  • Assists the woman and her partner in identifying and carrying out their plans for the birth.
  • Stays with the woman throughout her labour and delivery, utilizing non-medical comfort techniques.
  • Facilitates communication between the woman, her partner, and her clinical care providers.
  • Works together with the partner to provide support to the mother at home and hospital births.

Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc. provides birth and postpartum doula services as well as teaches childbirth classes. We are looking for a mature, reliable, and knowledgeable birth doula to round out our team of doulas.

Requirements

  • Attending 1-4 births per month (as per your availability–may not be consistent), which includes 2-4 prenatal visits, phone and email contact with clients, attending the birth, and 2-3 postpartum visits per birth
  • Acting as a back-up doula for the other Birth Roots Doulas. In turn, the other doulas will act as a back-up for you. Therefore, this aspect of this position is unpaid.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Knowledgeable in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum and infant care
  • Experienced as a birth doula in a variety of birth settings and with families from diverse backgrounds
  • Trained by DONA (or be willing to take birth doula training with DONA at her own expense). Additional birth or postpartum doula training is an asset.
  • Reliable & responsible
  • Comfortable working within Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc.’s Values Statement (You may view our Values Statement.)
  • Able to keep accurate records
  • Willing to certify with DONA

The successful candidate will have:

  • Access to reliable transportation and a cell phone
  • Access to a computer and email account
  • Additional training in breastfeeding is an asset
  • Current Infant & Child CPR (or willing to obtain ASAP)
  • Criminal record check
  • Child abuse registry check

Rate Of Pay:

Variable (details will be discussed with applicants selected for an interview).

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and references to:

Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc.

206-83 Sherbrook St.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B2

Email: info@birthrootsdoulas.com

 

Closed – Postpartum Doula

Role Of The Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula provides in-home care to families after the birth of a baby. The postpartum doula’s role includes helping with breastfeeding, sharing information about maternal adjustment, teaching about infant care and development, processing the birth experience, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and whatever else the mother needs done. The doula’s focus is usually on taking care of everything else so that mom can take care of baby, however the doula may also do some baby care while mom is in the bath, napping or out of the home.

A postpartum doula generally begins working with the family right after the baby is born, and depending on the family’s needs, she will continue to work with them from a few weeks to a year or more.

Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc. currently has three postpartum doulas and is looking for another two sensitive, mature, and reliable postpartum doulas to join this team.

Requirements

This position entails:

  • 10-20 hours per week (variable, contract to contract)

The successful candidate must have:

  • Healthy working knowledge of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and infant care
  • Additional training in breastfeeding is ideal
  • Experience as a postpartum doula and/or birth doula is an asset
  • Current Infant & Child CPR (or willing to obtain ASAP)
  • Criminal record check
  • Child abuse registry check

The successful candidate must be:

  • Reliable & responsible
  • Knowledgeable about maternal postpartum adjustments and infant care and development.
  • Able to keep accurate records
  • Comfortable working within Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc.’s Values Statement (You may view our Values Statement.)

This position is suitable for a practicing doula, as it can accommodate attending births.

Rate Of Pay:

$20/hour (Contract work).

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter detailing your knowledge and experience, as well as three references to:

Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc.

206-83 Sherbrook St.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B2

Fax: (204) 783-9694

Email: info@birthrootsdoulas.com