Doula Canada is currently seeking Provincial Instructors for our Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula training programs.

Doula Training Canada provides professional training and certification opportunities for individuals looking to develop their skills as a confident Doula or Childbirth Educator.  To help with this mandate, as a Doula Canada instructor, you are a professional leader and mentor in and outside the classroom.

Doula Canada instructors will agree to host a minimum of 2 trainings per annum, up to a maximum of 6 sessions per year.

Position has a per training rate, per diem training expense cost, capped travel expense coverage, as well as a commission bonus for exceeding a minimum number of registrants for any one (1) training session.

TITLE:  Doula Canada Instructor

CLASSIFICATION: Education and Support

LOCATION: Locations across Canada (goal of one instructor per province)

POSTING DATE: November 1st, 2019                   

CLOSING DATE:  Friday December 6th, 2019

HOURS: DTC training sessions are held on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm

START DATE: To be negotiated, on-boarding process to take place in early 2020

Job Description and Expectations of Doula Training Canada Instructors:

Your role as an instructor will be to guide students through set curriculum in an in-class setting, mentor students through online contact hours, support administration and training staff by making suggestions for curriculum updates, and uphold the professional standards of the DTC brand.

Doula Training Canada relies on our instructors to fulfill the following duties in order to honour our organizations mandate, and to maintain one’s status as a professional instructor:

Roles and Responsibilities

(1) As a member of the DTC team, and in collaboration with other staff of Doula Canada, Doula Canada instructors will provide:

Educational Support:

  • Work closely with the executive(s) to understand the learning priorities and needs of our students in their certification experience, and host trainings in line with DTC expectations, policies, and permissive agreements 
  • Agree to host and train a minimum of 2 training sessions on behalf of Doula Training Canada, with a maximum up to 6 sessions per fiscal year
  • Lead and instruct class in professional, non-judgemental manner that ensures all participants leave with the knowledge they hoped to gain by attending the class booster workshop
  • Research, organize, and execute the updating of DTC learning materials, as requested by DTC administration
  • Align and abide with policies and procedures as outlined by DTC

Communication Strategies:

(1) Mentorship and Membership 

  • Provide on-going, continuous support to all Doula Training Canada students as required up to a maximum of 5 hours per month 
  • Efficiently manage incoming and outgoing email enquiries as it relates to their instructional tasks, ensuring all emails are appropriately responded to in a timely and professional fashion
  • Contact students 2 weeks prior to workshop with details about themselves as the set instructor, location, hours, and what is expected of the student
  • To act as a guide and mentor to the students through encouragement and support
  • Communicate and promote the profile of DTC regionally and provincially via telephone discussions, email, and generally discourse as it presents itself in the role of being an instructor for the organization
  • Ensure that any concerns or conflicts are reported to the executive as required 

(2) Marketing

  • Recommend, refer and advertise all Doula Training Canada courses in a positive and professional manner.
  • Participate in marketing and support sessions as requested by Doula Training Canada, including but not exclusive to: Facebook Q&A sessions, Webinar info sessions and Blogs and Zoom sessions
  • Have a professional profile on Facebook to participate in social media tasks and assignments requested by Doula Training Canada
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, or events as a Doula Canada representative (as requested, with notice)
  • Marketing of your Doula Training Canada class dates which includes, but is not exclusive to: social media, Kijiji like ads, emailing of personal contacts, networking within your personal community as well as the community of classes you wish to work in, posters, flyers, etc
  • Arrange phone meetings between interested persons, students or alumni who may have questions about the Doula Canada programs, and the National Director or appropriate Doula Canada staff
  • Assist in the disbursement of promotional materials 

(3) Support Responsibilities 

  • Attend and participate in scheduled monthly meetings ( mandatory) 
  • Must have appropriate back up support for other aspects of your current commitments in place for scheduled  trainings(i.e. back up doulas for clients) so that Doula Training Canada workshops move forward with guarantee.
  • Maintain a professional, positive, open hearted persona at all times when in contact with current and future students.  This includes social media presence and keeps in mind DTC Policies and Practices
  • Mark exams, projects and assignments if requested by Doula Training Canada administration (hourly compensation outside the instructional contract)
  • Carry out regular reporting to the National Director on matters concerning your relationship with students and their certification status or experience
  • Undertake special tasks and projects as needed or requested.
  • Occasionally attend meetings out-of-office with the National Director, as requested, and with prior notice
  • Other responsibilities include meeting targets and/or other key job performance indicators, as set by the signed instructor contract at the time of accepting a position with DTC

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and experience teaching perinatal topics including but not confined to pregnancy, fertility, development, labour, birth, postpartum recovery, counselling skills, communication skills, business practices, infant care, feeding options and solutions, complications, contracts, client relations, and vocational practices 
  • An excellent understanding of collaborative community partners and organizations in their province and how those contacts support the work of a professional doula
  • Be a currently certified member in good-standing with Doula Training Canada, or be willing to cross-certify in order to become a member of Doula Training Canada (discounted cost offered for cross-certification)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent priority and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proactively anticipates and initiates mentorship support
  • Is flexible with last-minute change of work priorities or requests
  • Possesses an efficient and meticulous work style and a “go-get-em” personality
  • Familiar with computer technology – i.e., Google calendar, email, Word, Excel
  • Flexible working hours, if requested with enough notice
  • Have up to date liability insurance that covers up to $2 million in professional and commercial liability
  • Completed certification as a labour doula and/or postpartum doula and be in good-standing with their original training organization
  • ALL instructors must be willing to cross-certify with DTC and become a member or our organization prior to leading a workshop on their own
  • Experience as a labour doula and/or postpartum doula with a minimum of three years experience working in the field
  • Have attended a minimum of 20 births and supported a minimum of 20 postpartum families 
  • A completed certification as a childbirth educator would be an asset 
  • Experience in public relations, education, or public speaking

This position is a contract position for 2020, with expectations of teaching a minimum of 2 trainings (32 hours in-class) and a maximum of 6 trainings (192 hours in-class)

Compensation will be set at $40.00 (including applicable tax) per hour of instructorship, and is a contractual position that will require invoicing from the instructor.

Per diem training expense cost and travel expense coverage to be discussed prior to signing of contract.


Commission bonus for instructor referrals and any trainings that exceed 10 registrants.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send a 2-5 minute video about yourself, as well as a cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

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

Doula Canada is currently seeking external Course Developers and Lead Instructors for our online workshop offerings.

Doula Training Canada (DTC) provides professional and unbiased training and certification opportunities for individuals looking to develop their skills as a confident Doula or Childbirth Educator.  To help with this mandate we are seeking proposals from external persons interested in developing and leading online workshops in partnership with DTC.

Doula Canada instructors will agree to host their developed curriculum through our online learning portal.

TITLE:  Doula Canada Instructor ( ONLINE) 

CLASSIFICATION: Education and Support

LOCATION: Online

POSTING DATE: November 1st, 2019                   

CLOSING DATE:  Friday December 13th, 2019

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: To be discussed and negotiated, based on type or workshop and length

START DATE: To be negotiated, on-boarding process to take place in early 2020

Your role as a course developer will be to provide DTC with curriculum in a topic that you are highly knowledgeable and experienced in, and that relates to the professional work and development of doulas and childbirth educators.  

Your secondary role as the instructor for your program will be to guide students through the set curriculum, offer online mentoring to students while your workshop is running, support administration and training staff by making suggestions about required curriculum updates, and uphold the professional standards of the DTC brand.

 




 

Roles and Responsibilities

In collaboration with DTC external developers and instructors will provide:

(1) Development Responsibilities 

  • Develop a 4 to 8 week online program that outlines all required learning materials (audio, video, articles, assignments) and submit it to DTC for review and creation in our online learning portal
  • Workshops should be original content and reference any materials that are not copyrighted property of the course developer
  • Ensure the flow of the workshop is functional and easy to follow for students once it has been uploaded onto the online learning portal
  • Ensure that DTC is aware of any materials or links that need to be adjusted so that their support staff can ensure it is done in a timely manner
  • Offer a minimum of 2 sessions for the proposed workshop

(2)  Instructional Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with the executive(s) to understand the learning priorities and needs of our students in their experience with DTC
  • Ensure the instructional experience being offered is in line with DTC`s professional expectations, inclusionary policies, and permissive agreements 
  • Agree to host and train a minimum of 2 training sessions
  • Lead and instruct class in professional, non-judgemental manner that ensures all participants leave with the knowledge they hoped to gain in registering for your course
  • Research, organize, and execute the updating of DTC learning materials 

(3) Mentorship and Communication Responsibilities 

  • Provide on-going, continuous support to all DTC students during their time under your instructional lead
  • Efficiently manage incoming and outgoing email enquiries as it relates to instructional tasks, ensuring all emails are appropriately responded to in a timely and professional fashion
  • Contact students within 2 weeks of completing the workshop to have them complete an evaluation form for DTCs review 
  • Act as a guide and mentor to the students through encouragement and support
  • Communicate and promote the profile of DTC

 

 

(4) Additional Supports and Responsibilities

 

  • Maintain a professional, positive, open hearted persona at all times when in contact with current and future students, including social media presence 
  • Mark quizzes, projects, and assignments related to the developed course and point of instruction that is agreed upon with DTC
  • Carry out regular reporting to the National Director on matters concerning your relationship with students and their DTC experience
  • Knowledge:
    • Be an expert in the proposed topic of your workshop (i.e. pelvic floor health, lactation, business)
    • Have an excellent understanding of collaborative community partners and organizations in their province and how those contacts support the work of a professional doula

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

    • Be a currently certified member in good-standing with any organizations that represent your proposed course for development
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent priority and time management skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Proactively anticipates and initiates mentorship support
    • Possesses an efficient and meticulous work style and a “go-get-em” personality
    • Familiar with computer technology – i.e., Google calendar, email, Word, Excel
    • Have up to date liability insurance
  • Experience in the proposed topic, with a minimum of two years experience working in the field
  • A member in good-standing of any professional associations or organizations related to the proposed topic
  • Proof of completion in any courses related to the proposed topic
  • Experience in public relations, education, or public speaking is an asset but not required

This position is a contract position for 2020, with expectations of teaching a minimum of 2 trainings, at a minimum of 4 modules and a maximum of 8 modules.

Compensation will be negotiated on a percentage, with a percentage going to the instructor and developer, and a percentage going to DTC for course management and administration.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send 1-3 page outline of your proposed topic, cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for further discussion about their proposed online workshop will be contacted.

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