High Risk Doula Support Worker

About FRAFCA:

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) is a rapidly growing Indigenous community-based organization, serving BC’s largest urban Indigenous population of children, youth, families & Elders. Our Vision is to build a community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots by fostering their health & well-being through culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy.

Position Summary:

The primary role of the MCH Doula support worker is to offer administrative and doula support to FRAFCA’s MCH High-Risk Doula Program. The candidate must be experienced and knowledgeable on traditional indigenous practices and have a strong emotional intelligence capacity to offer uninterrupted support to High-Risk Expectant mothers in the community. The candidate will act as primary doula in absence of the lead doula worker within the program.

Why FRAFCA:

· Opportunity to work alongside cultural knowledge keepers & Elders

· Holistic, culturally safe, approaches to serving our clients and community

· Freedom to share and observe own cultural practices (i.e. smudging in the office)

· Parking available on-site

· Paid vacation days;

· Offices located along main transportation routes; main office by the Skytrain station;

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Connect clients with other internal programs – MCFD, internal referrals, housing, outreach, AIDP, etc.
  • Provide direct support to high-risk birth keeper.
  • Build community capacity for the program.
  • Plan trainings for new doulas coming on board to build the doula program.
  • Support high risk birth-keeper to initiate and manage a high-risk postnatal group at FRAFCA.
  • Support FRAFCA clients when high-risk doula is unavailable.
  • Ensure donations are received according to the need of the clients – Monetary donations, diapers, formulas, food hampers, etc.
  • Develop new ways of immediate support for moms.
  • Generate monthly/quarterly stats and narrative reports for funders.
  • Periodically apply for new funds/grants/supports.
  • Report to manager and attend regular meetings for program updates.
  • Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field (i.e., child and youth care, early education, social work, etc.). An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered including years of service in the field, demonstrated experience, and combination of other relevant certifications as outlined below.
  • Experience and knowledge of offering doula services to mothers
  • Knowledge of Doula support activities
  • Knowledge of services available in the community
  • Experience or knowledge of counselling
  • Well developed interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Competent Computer skills in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a professional manner.
  • Strong organizational, time management and general management skills
  • Strong commitment to a family-centered philosophy
  • Familiarity with Aboriginal culture, language, and traditions an asset, as well as extensive knowledge of social-economic issues effecting urban Aboriginal children and families on and off reserve a requirement.
  • Adhere to FRAFCA’s Code of Ethics
  • Hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license and have own reliable vehicle.
  • Criminal record and review checks are required for all employees of FRAFCA.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Open until suitable candidate is found.

*****Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Aboriginal Applicants.

“We are committed to the National Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. FRAFCA is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Indigenous peoples, FRAFCA prioritizes employment to Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, unless that preference or employment would constitute a discriminatory practice under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Wellness program

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person