About the Organization: The mission of New Moms is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives. New Moms is a 34 year old nonprofit organization, with a budget of $2.5 million and a staff of about 40, focused on serving young moms in Chicago. New Moms’ model provides a comprehensive range of services to young moms and their children including supportive transitional housing, workforce development, and early childhood services. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms, is located nearby in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. We also have another location in Oak Park.
New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 16 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.
About the Job: This full-time Community-based Doula is responsible for promoting healthy pregnancies, breast feeding, and building a trusting relationship that offers strength-based services for families before, during, and after birth. The Doula will advocate for families, provide prenatal education activities, and support the family in preparing for childbirth through both home visiting and group based services and serves a non-clinical role during labor and delivery. This doula will be providing services to young moms 24 and under, in Oak Park and near western suburbs; and will work out of both the Oak Park and Chicago offices. Salary: $32-36 DOE.
Provides support, education, and information on relevant topics including birth wishes, child development, parenting, parent/child interaction activities and family education in both home visits and group based services
Conducts weekly home visits with pregnant young women that consists of approved, age appropriate parent child activities and education intended to enhance the parent’s self-efficacy at birth and support the parent-child relationship by using the evidence-based tools
Assists in the recruitment and enrollment of program participants
Facilitates weekly prenatal care groups
Maintains a caseload of 9 young women (and their children)
Provides child birth education, develops written birth plans and attends participants births to provide a non-clinical support role
Works collaboratively with home visitors and other program staff to provide seamless services
The successful candidate will posses:
Enthusiasm for mission-driven work and interest in work with young moms at the time of pregnant and early parenting
At minimum a high school diploma or equivalency required, bachelor’s degree preferred
DONA certified preferred; DONA trained and in process for DONA certification required
Spanish speaking preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends to attend births and provide cross-coverage
Endorses a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practice model that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing and positive youth development practices in working with young moms
Strong computer skills including use of Word and other electronic data bases
Position requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices are expected
Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
A functional car with valid insurance, along with a valid drivers license