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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Birth Doula (AmeriCorps) in Marysville, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Birth Doula (AmeriCorps) – Posting #26458

Stipend/Living Allowance: $24,000

Please note: This is not a full-time job. It is a full-time service position with a living allowance stipend.

AmeriCorps members receive up to $24,000 prorated stipend over the course of their service of 1,700 hours July of 2025. Members serving less than 1,700 hours will receive a reduced Living Allowance stipend. Members receive their stipend at two-week intervals prorated though their service year. After successful completion of their service time, AmeriCorps members receive a maximum $7,395 Education Award to be applied towards the member's education/training. Members serving less than 1,700 hours will receive a reduced Education Award.

Posting Summary:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is seeking a Birth Doula for its AmeriCorps Department based in Seattle.  The Birth Doula will be working with our Maternity Support Services in Marysville, Washington. This position provides healthcare benefits. Must have reliable transportation. Some travel to the Everett and Lynnwood MSS departments may be required.

The member will train as a birthing doula with the Simkin Center at Bastyr University. Member serves clients by providing education and assistance throughout their pregnancy and birth experience. Member meets with clients during their pregnancy, provides support during labor, and visits during post-partum period. This position requires sensitivity, a willingness to work independently, and ability to handle a demanding on-call schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Participate in mandatory trainings, service projects and team building activities throughout their 10-11 month full time term of service.

  • Schedule appointments and navigate patients through health system barriers

  • Initiate communication with patients making supported referrals to address the full spectrum of patient needs

  • Provide the mother with emotional, physical, moral, and educational support, especially during times with the father and other close relatives are unavailable.

  • Attend prenatal meetings to get to know each other and establish patient’s birth preferences and other requirements.

  • Remain with the mother throughout labor and providing physical and emotional support during childbirth and in the immediate postpartum.

  • Visit the home of the mother once she has been discharged and assisting with the care of the baby while the mother heals.

  • Provide continuous doula services that meet the DONA International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to women during their births.

Education and/or Qualifications:

To perform this service successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; or under special circumstances be an out-of-school youth 16 years of age at the commencement of service.

  • Have a high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain prior to using the education award; or under special circumstances obtain a waiver. 

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States 

  • Must have the ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; possess the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to communicate effectively with clients or employees of the organization.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to compile, interpret, and utilize information; and to communicate effectively with people of all backgrounds and educational levels.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, use good judgment, meet deadlines, and prioritize workloads.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Must be well organized and have good attention to detail.

  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and appropriate boundaries in all interactions.

  • Must be computer literate and have good mathematical skills. Experience in Windows Office programs preferred.

  • Must be able to solve problems and reason deductively, but know when to seek help.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. For this temporary position, the benefits package consists of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Member Assistance Program (MAP)

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Richard Maltby, Education and AmeriCorps Coordinator at ( Please reference the posting number on the subject of your email. 

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 5/16/2024

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