Submitted by One Hope United

Job Summary
Under his or her supervisor, provides physical and emotional support during the woman’s third trimester, labor, and postpartum period; maintains regular contact and support with participant families; builds trusting relationships that offer strength-based services for the families on their caseload; provides community outreach, facilitates prenatal education services, and advocates for participant families; works collaboratively with the Family Support Worker/Home Visitor to ensure quality services continue after the birth of the baby

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Enrollment and recruitment
• Organizes and maintains complete, accurate, up-to-date records of pregnant mothers
and infant, including data entry into various databases including but not limited to
agency, funder, and state
• Recruits and enrolls families into the Doula and Healthy Families home visiting programs
• Maintains enrollment throughout the program year through various recruitment
strategies; ensures vacancies are filled immediately
Family Relations
• Responsible for attending a minimum of births a year as determined by the grant
• Organizes and facilitates prenatal groups per grant requirements
• Provides evidence-based, accurate information, education, and resources that will
prepare the families for the pregnancy, birth process, and care of infant
• Increases the family’s ability to problem-solve, promotes informal decision making, and
advocates for themselves and their children (especially for medical care during
pregnancy and the birth process)
• Assists families in establishing goals and objectives, including creating a birth plan which
outlines their ideal birth outcomes
• Encourages and supports maternal prenatal medical appointments
• Attends health care and other supportive appointments as needed
• Identifies needs of family and refers to community resources, including health care and
other basic necessities
• Supports mother and her support team during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and
• Assists parents with infant-feeding and basic infant care postpartum
• Assists with strengthening the parent-child relationship by suggesting, leading, and
modeling parent-child activities
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, to provide crisis
intervention services based upon need
• Accessible to families 24 hours a day and 7 days a week as needed for labor support;
on-call for attendance at Labor and Delivery
• Understands the program’s outcome goals and works diligently with the families to
pursue positive outcome goals while participating in services.