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Job Description- Childbirth Educator(s) - Active Birth and First Six Weeks Workshops

Birth and Beyond is seeking applications for the role of Childbirth Educator(s).  Flexible, supportive, family friendly work conditions. Role is to commence ASAP.
Applicants, please submit a CV and responses to selection criteria to

Childbirth Educators teach classes to empower and prepare families for childbirth and new life. Classes take place at Birth and Beyond. This is an interactive, experiential evidence-based training course to support women and their partners gain confidence and trust in the birth journey. Participants are expected/encouraged to be involved, to explore core concepts, and try out new strategies.

About the Role
- Active Birth: You have a broad and sound knowledge of pregnancy, the physiology of labour and birth, informed decisions and consent for childbirth, knowledge of commonly used medications, interventions and their possible cascades, varying locations of birth including hospital and home, as well as an appreciation of different cultural pregnancy and birth practices and how to support the woman and her partner to integrate those in their journey.
- First Six Weeks: You have a broad and sound knowledge of postpartum care, becoming new parents, role of support people, infant sleep patterns, breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, bathing, infant communication, baby products such as cloth nappies, carriers, slings, car seats, infant massage, fussy periods, how to calm babies, the importance of self-care with a newborn, relationship changes with a newborn/family dynamics, as well as current and changing trends and the evidence supporting those.

- You will be registered on the AHPRA Professional Register, as a midwife or nurse (maybe with additional maternity, child and family health qualifications). Or you may be on the register in physiotherapy, medicine, psychology, and others, or you provide doula services, teach pre-natal and/or post-natal yoga or similar services and have a sound knowledge relevant to providing Active Birth and First Six Weeks classes.
- You will need skills in adult learning and group facilitation to provide excellent birth and parenting education to small groups.
- You must work in accordance with the Australian National Competency Standards for Childbirth and Early Parenting Educators (2018).
- You will be responsible for producing the course delivery materials and regularly review and update these as new trends and evidence-based practises emerge. Birth and Beyond can provide a Birth International education package including pelvis, baby, uterus, placenta, etc.
- Please note, these workshops are complementary to the Alice Springs Hospital childbirth education classes and all participants are encouraged to attend the hospital class prior to the Birth and Beyond classes.

The two workshops (Active Birth and First Six Weeks) can be provided by two different childbirth educators. Please contact the Birth and Beyond Manager to discuss these roles.

The rate per class/half day is $275. The hours are usually two half days or one full day however this is flexible pending experience and availability. The classes can be tailored to the educators’ requirements, suggestions and expertise.
- Staff must observe the Birth and Beyond immunisation guidelines (copy on request)