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Doula II (McLean County)

Children's Home & Aid

Job description

The Doula II provides culturally sensitive support and training using program curriculum to assist at-risk women in early stages of pregnancy to heal from their own trauma and prepare to become mothers. As a Doula II, you will work collaboratively with the Family Support Services team to ensure quality, comprehensive care.  Reports to assigned manager or supervisor.

Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing. 

What you’ll do:

  • Establish trusting, nurturing relationships with program participants and their families.
  • Provide regular home visits and contacts with participants to provide mental health support and healing through doula services, as well as information and resources to prepare the parent to become an empowered mother and form a close bond with her child.
  • Complete assessments for new participants, and utilize the Kessler 10 Mental Health Screening to screen participants into the program.
  • Complete initial intake with participants with identified mental health concerns prior to 20 weeks gestation and keep them open postnatally for up to a year.
  • Maintain a caseload of 10 participants and complete case notes and other required documentation of services which may include some Medicaid billing.
  • In coordination with the participant and the Family Support team, create a service plan for each participant, and then assist in establishing and completing goals.
  • Develop aftercare service plans with each participant, encouraging them to enroll in the Doula program and other appropriate continuing services prior to discharge.
  • Assist with community outreach efforts, targeting local mental health providers, and refer participants to resources as needed.
  • Attend births as requested by the mother and participate in the on-call system and provide back up to traditional doulas as required by the program.

Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field, or Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than human services plus at least one year of Doula experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • You have at least two years of experience working with children and families (required)
  • You have completed Doula training (required); DONA preferred.
  • You can complete the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health training within 18 months of hire.
  • You are at least 21 years of age.
  • You are adept at communicating effectively – both in writing and verbally.
  • You have effective organizational skills and intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft 365, Outlook, and client electronic health record and data systems.
  • You are able to attend in-person family visits and meetings in the Bloomington, IL area, and you have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle.

The details:

  • Location: Provide in-person, home- and community-based services in the Bloomington, Illinois area, with the opportunity to work from our Bloomington office or your preferred location between meetings and events.
  • Schedule: Full-time, salaried, general business hours with some flexibility required for evening and weekend family visits and special occasions
  • Salary: Range starts at $37k, offers are commensurate with experience.
  • Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here)
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