At Happy Mama, we pride ourselves on a culture of collaboration, care, and commitment. As a team, we are united by a shared dedication to our clients and to each other, understanding that our collective success is built on the individual strengths and diverse backgrounds of our members.
Our Clients: Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We listen to their needs, adapt our services to meet those needs, and always go the extra mile to ensure they receive the support and excellence they deserve. We believe in building lasting relationships based on trust and genuine care.
Our Team: We are more than just coworkers; we are a professional family. Each team member is valued for their unique perspective and skills, and we foster an environment where everyone can speak openly and be heard. Our culture is one of mutual respect, where everyone's well-being is a priority.
Our Values: Diversity and inclusion are not just words to us; they are the principles that guide our hiring, our work, and our interactions with each other and the community. We celebrate the differences that make us stronger and encourage authenticity at every level.
Our Expectations: We seek self-starters - proactive individuals who are eager to take initiative and own their contributions. We recognize and reward commitment and dedication, understanding that the drive to excel is fundamental to our collective achievement.
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Join us, and be a part of an organization where care, diversity, and dedication are woven into the very fabric of our work. More than a job, we are a thriving community of professionals.
Full-time, Non-exempt; Salary Range: $20- $25 per hour
We are seeking compassionate, enthusiastic individuals to join our team of birth doulas. This role is ideal for those who have a natural ability to connect with people, are able to hold space for others and provide continuous unconditional support. No previous experience in doula work is required, as we provide comprehensive training.
- Provide emotional, physical, and educational support to expectant mothers before, during, and after childbirth
- Assist in creating a positive and calm birthing environment
- Work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to ensure the best care for the mother and baby
- Offer non-clinical guidance, support, and education on prenatal, birth, and postnatal care
- Maintain flexible hours to accommodate the unpredictable nature of childbirth, including working weekends, evenings, and holidays
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Empathetic and patient nature
- Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
- Physical ability to stand for long periods and provide physical, mental and emotional support during childbirth
Welcome: We celebrate diversity. Bilingual and English as a second language are encouraged to apply.
Additional Job Requirements - Physical Demands of This Position:
The role of a doula is both rewarding and physically demanding. Candidates should be prepared for the following physical activities, which are essential for effectively supporting clients through childbirth and postpartum care:
Standing: Frequently required during labor support, which may involve long periods of standing beside the birthing person, providing physical and emotional support.
Walking: Often necessary in various settings such as hospitals, birthing centers, and home visits. Walking may include accompanying clients on walks during early labor.
Sitting: Frequently needed for prenatal and postnatal visits, and during lengthy labors where sitting by the bedside or chair is required to provide continuous support.
Handling/Fingering: Occasionally needed for tasks like massage, acupressure, and using comfort measures tools. Also involves handling paperwork and birth equipment.
Reaching Outward: Occasionally required for accessing and organizing birth support tools, or assisting with positioning aids during labor and birth.
Reaching Above Shoulder: Occasionally necessary for tasks such as retrieving supplies from higher storage or adjusting room settings for comfort.
Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Bending: Occasionally required in various labor positions and birth settings, including supporting clients in different birthing positions and assisting with mobility.
Lifting/Carrying: Occasionally necessary to lift or carry birthing supplies, comfort aids, or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs, as needed in different birth environments.
Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally involved in moving furniture or equipment in a birthing space to create a comfortable environment, sometimes requiring pushing or pulling objects up to 50 lbs.
Candidates should consider their ability to perform the stated physical tasks consistently and effectively. We are committed to ADA compliance and will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Comprehensive doula training program
- Opportunities for personal and professional growth
- Potential for career advancement within the organization
- Work-life balance with a supportive team environment
- Competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plan options
Happy Mama is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable California and federal law.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their interest in the role and any relevant skills or experiences along with completing our online application.