The Prison Birth Project is hiring for the position of Doula Program Supervisor (DPS) who can work closely within the programs team to provide support for our volunteer doulas and manage the key components of the doula program.
The DPS will provide childbirth education classes for incarcerated women at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center (WCC), located in Chicopee, MA. The DPS will also help with our mission-focused initiative to attract and retain people with diverse lived experiences from cis-women, trans and gender non-conforming folx to be trained as doulas to provide high-quality full-spectrum care.
STATUS: Full-time (30 hours/week), Permanent
TIMELINE: Open until filled
SUPERVISOR: Director of Programs
SALARY: Hourly wage, $20
BENEFITS: Paid vacation and sick leave
- Works collaboratively with doula/co-facilitator to plan and lead a thoughtful and collaborative trauma-informed childbirth education class using a community-based, peer-to-peer model
- Maintains group guidelines and community agreements to create and maintain a safe/brave space for participants to share their stories
- Provides birth support to volunteer doulas as needed
- Attends births assisted by doulas-in-training to ensure quality of care
- Conducts client/member follow-up visits for all PBP attended births
- Acts as liaison with service agencies and care providers as needed
- Serves as first contact for the jail when a person goes into labor and coordinates doula arrival to hospital
- Manages program interns and volunteers (doulas, students, and community members)
- Researches relevant materials and resources for program participants
- Coordinates with the jail to maintain clearance and access for staff and volunteers
- Plans and coordinates all components of training schedule for doulas
- Provides supervision and support for all volunteer doulas through regularly scheduled group and one-on-one meetings.
- Maintains childbirth education schedule for consistent operation of weekly groups inside the jail
- Coordinates on-call doula schedule for both births inside the jail and with community partners
- Attends monthly program meetings
- Manages all doula program data
- Completed full spectrum care training and has practiced birth doula care for at least three years
- Able to enter the Western Mass Correctional Center within the next 3 months
- Three or more years of administrative experience
- Two or more years of facilitation and/or social justice training experience
- Experience providing supervision, support and team leadership
- Commitment to social, racial, and gender justice
- Excellent interpersonal skills and dedication to fostering quality relationships and team building
- Authentically works to be an ally of communities of which they are not a part
- Be willing to actively support the building of leadership among people traditionally excluded from social and political movements
- Experience working at the intersection of both reproductive and criminal justice frameworks
- Ability to work flexible hours and provide own transport
Prison Birth Project is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. We encourage formerly incarcerated people, people who have family inside prison, women, and queer and trans people to apply. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have direct lived experience with the communities affected by the injustices PBP seeks to remedy. Preference will be given to applicants with supervisorial experience as well as proven experience working with clients with complex needs, from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017.