Hiring: Breastfeeding Center Office Support

Job Announcement – Breastfeeding Center Office Support

The Birthingway Breastfeeding Center, part of Birthingway College of Midwifery, provides high-quality, low-cost breastfeeding support to mothers and families in the community. We are hiring a part-time office support person to work a set schedule in the Breastfeeding Center front office. Job duties will include filing, faxing, greeting clients, collecting payments, taking supply inventories, and working with HIPAA protected medical records and electronic charting software. The position will require interaction with medical professionals, students, and families with babies from many different backgrounds.

TITLE: Breastfeeding Center Office Support (BCOS)

INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college

WEBSITE: www.birthingway.edu

HOURS: 20 hours per week, 9:30am – 2:30pm every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Please note that these hours are not flexible.

SALARY: $10/Hour

LOCATION: Birthingway Breastfeeding Center (BFC)

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the complete job description below and email your cover letter and resume to jobs@birthingway.edu. In your cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting, why you think working at Birthingway’s Breastfeeding Center would be a good fit for you, and how the hours required for this position would fit into your schedule.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:00pm on Monday, May 25. We plan to conduct initial interviews on Monday, June 1, with work starting as soon as possible.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Create and maintain a Breastfeeding Center Office Support annual time line.
  • Create “Month-end” reports each month
  • Review and respond to Birthingway staff emails.
  • Check in with the Breastfeeding Center Coordinator every month.
  • Print daily schedule at the beginning of each shift.
  • Ensure that the office, the home visit bag, and each visit room is clean and well stocked and that all of the needed paperwork is available.
  • Staff the front desk during each shift and greet clients and offer water/tea when they arrive.
  • Prepare and hand out forms for new clients.
  • Schedule follow-up appointments.
  • Collect payment for all visit fees, supply sales, and donations and maintain proper documentation.
  • Make copies of care plans for clients.
  • At each shift, take inventory of all the forms needed at the Breastfeeding Center. Make copies when supplies are low and submit monthly request for bulk copies to the Breastfeeding Center Coordinator.
  • Review paper charts at the end of each shift to ensure they have signatures, are complete, and are in the proper order. This would not be a review of care, just of completion.
  • Update client information in the Practice Fusion charting software at the end of each shift.
  • Fax provider reports at the end of each shift.
  • Route incoming faxes to the Breastfeeding Center Coordinator for review and then file appropriately.
  • Take inventory of supplies weekly and submit supply order form to Breastfeeding Center Coordinator monthly.
  • Manage and archive paper charts appropriately.
  • Scan paper charts into Practice Fusion charting software.
  • Delete health information uploaded to the Breastfeeding Center computers weekly.
  • Create Practice Fusion Calendar of available client appointments.
  • Launder all Breastfeeding Center linens.
  • Participate in the maintenance and upkeep of the Breastfeeding Center.
  • Assist with updating referral lists and other Center resources.
  • Assist with preparing for orientations (at the beginning of each term) and other Lactation Consultant Instructor and student meetings.
  • Keep the Breastfeeding Center Master Forms Binder up to date with the most current forms.
  • Mail brochures quarterly.
  • Attend at least one Birthingway Non-Violent Communication workshop annually.
  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s classification of Physical Demands, this position is primarily a sedentary one. Computer use is required and job holder must be able to type accurately and see the computer screen. Additionally, phone and in-person communication occurs daily, and both speaking and hearing ability are necessary. Certain obligations do require light work as described by the US Department of Labor – such as lifting boxes of materials or moving chairs (“exerting up to 20lbs of force occasionally, or up to 10lbs of force frequently”)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Job holder will not be exposed to extreme environmental conditions or toxic chemicals. The demands of this job are primarily intellectual and interpersonal.

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Fluent in English
  • Previous experience with office management
  • Previous experience with clinic office operations preferred, specifically with medical records and medical charting software
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor- able to interact with public, faculty, staff, students, mothers with small children, and co-workers with kindness, sensitivity, clarity and efficiency
  • Able to handle extensive and clear communication in writing, by phone, by e-mail or other social networking tools, and in person to gather and disseminate information
  • Excellent written communication skills: clear, organized, with accurate conventions and appropriate layout
  • Willing and able to ask questions and learn
  • Computer literate: able to use email, Open Office, Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and the Internet, including social media sites
  • Able to alphabetize files and documents
  • Able to type at a minimum average of 40 wpm
  • Able to work effectively on complex projects with numerous interruptions
  • Able to prioritize tasks and see projects through from beginning to end
  • Able to work both autonomously and with direct supervision
  • Able to acknowledge evaluation and respond appropriately
  • Able to analyze and synthesize information, solve problems, and reach a decision in a timely manner
  • Able to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments and situations, to display flexibility, and to function in the face of uncertainty
  • Willing to become familiar with and utilize Birthingway philosophy, policy and procedures
  • Willing and able to work in a multi-vocal setting
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Birthingway does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status in employment decisions, admissions or other college activities.

Please e-mail jobs@birthingway.edu if you have any questions.

Hiring: On-Call Librarian

Job Announcement – On-Call Librarian (PDF)

JOB TITLE: On-call Library Circulation Assistant/Librarian

INSTITUTION: Birthingway College of Midwifery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit private college

WEB SITE: www.birthingway.edu

HOURS: Part Time/Varies

SALARY: Starting at $12/hour

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the complete job description below. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to jobs@birthingway.edu. Your e-mail must have the subject “Applicant for On-Call Librarian.” In your cover letter, please address what drew you to this posting and why you think Birthingway is a good fit for you. The application deadline is midnight on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

To be considered, candidates must be available for four to eight hours of training in late June or early July.

Birthingway’s library hours are listed below. Candidates with availability during some or all of these times are preferred.

Term Library Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Library Technician Certificate and/or Information Sciences Masters Degree preferred
    • Extensive library circulation experience may substitute as preferred
  • Minimum one year of library experience as part or full time staff
  • Minimum six months of library circulation experience required
  • Familiarity with midwifery/women’s health/medical subjects preferred
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Able to follow directions, policies, and procedures
  • Able to create and follow organizational systems
  • Able to communicate fluently in the English language
  • Able to alphabetize files and documents
  • Able to use computer systems, including basic knowledge of and ability to use
  • Internet, office, and database software/systems
  • Able to work with numerous interruptions
  • Able to work both autonomously and with direct supervision
  • Able to analyze and synthesize information, solve problems, and reach a decision in a timely manner
  • Able to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments and situations, to display flexibility, and to function in the face of uncertainty.
  • Able to interact with students, faculty, staff, and the public with sensitivity, clarity, and efficiency
  • Able to communicate clearly and extensively in writing, by telephone, by e-mail, and in-person
  • Willing and able to work in a multi-vocal setting
  • Willing and able to learn and utilize Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Able to acknowledge evaluation and respond appropriately
  • Able to ask and learn

Physical Demands
Based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s classification of Physical Demands, this position is primarily a sedentary one. Computer use is required and job holder must be able to type accurately and see the computer screen, as some programs require sight to operate. There are extended periods of sitting and use of computer keyboards and exposure to video display monitors. Additionally, phone and in-person communication occurs daily, and both speaking and hearing ability are necessary. Because the library is shared, public space, job holder must be comfortable working in plain view of the public and staff members.

Many obligations require medium work as described by the US Department of Labor – such as lifting boxes of materials and moving chairs (“exerting up to 20-50 lbs of force occasionally, or up to 10-25 lbs of force frequently”) Occasional lifting and moving of library materials and equipment may be up to 40 pounds, bending, stooping, kneeling, and/or squatting. Must be able to climb on step-stools or short ladders and reach heights up to 9 feet. Minimal walking may be involved.

Environmental Conditions
Job holder will not be exposed to extreme environmental conditions. The demands of this job are primarily intellectual and interpersonal.

Duties
Duties of the On-Call Library Assistant/Librarian position fall under the supervision and direction of the Head Librarian and Library Director

  • Provide warm and welcoming customer service
  • Manage day-to-day operation of the library
  • Opening/Closing procedures
  • Student Copier procedures
  • Student computer assistance and daily maintenance
  • Circulation duties: check items in and out
  • Create and maintain patron records
  • Shelve materials
  • Shelf reading
  • Provide Reference and Research Assistance, if able, and/or refer to other libraries/librarians
  • Assist library patrons with locating and utilizing materials and resources
  • Collect money for copies and library cards
  • Other duties as assigned by Head Librarian

Birthingway does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status in employment decisions, admissions or other college activities.

Please e-mail jobs@birthingway.edu if you have any questions.

TarynAckelson

Taryn Ackelson

TarynAckelsonTaryn is a certified postpartum doula, completing classes at Birthingway College of Midwifery to be eligible to sit for the IBCLC board exam in 2016.

Taryn is a devoted mother of two. Her childbirth experiences inspired a desire to work with families, helping to build support for new parents through the prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum periods. Itʼs her hope to share education, awareness, and resources that strengthen and enrich the parenting experience. Taryn is dedicated to caring for mothers, infants, and families after birth – nourishing the heart, soul, and body of clients.

Taryn has started Moonshadow Postpartum Care, a full service doula cooperative, to provide education and care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Services include: postpartum doula support, prenatal childbirth education and breastfeeding classes, lactation counseling, and sibling support for births and the first 12 weeks postpartum.

Website: www.moonshadowpostpartumcare.com
Phone: 503-680-5556
Email: moonshadowdoula@gmail.com

Updated Library Hours

Spring Term Library Hours

Monday : 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday : 10:00am – 5:45pm*/ 6:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

*while teaching 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/19

New! Lactation Tuition Waiver Program

Students must show both enthusiasm for lactation consultation work and the ability to bring this work back to their specific communities.

This tuition waiver covers half of the tuition, registration, and technology fees for each term they are registered to take courses. Recipients are required to purchase necessary texts, course-packs and equipment, and to pay other required fees (including lab fees), and late registration fees if enrolling after the registration deadline.

There will be one designated tuition waiver opportunity within the four-class series.

Birthingway strives to provide diversity and multi-vocal trainings by not being redundant in our awards of tuition waivers. Applications are evaluated based on the population they are planning to work with, and the level of need in that under-served community/population.

Students currently enrolled in the Lactation or Midwifery Program will not be considered for the tuition waiver.

Molly Scott

Molly Scott

Molly Scott

Hi!

My name is Molly and I’m currently in my first year of the midwifery program here at Birthingway. I understand that birth is a sacred and transformative time in a woman’s life and the need to feel safe, secure, heard, and supported is so important. I will work hard to ensure you and any partner you have feel heard and comforted in your birth. I feel my education at Birthingway has provided me with ample knowledge in how to bio-dynamically support mothers and partnerships in birth, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I believe touch is a valuable tool during birth, and have recently completed a weekend class on massage techniques for the pregnant and laboring women.  As a labor doula, I will make sure that you and your baby’s well-being is the first priority. In alignment with completing the practicum I would ask that we get together for 1 prenatal and 1 postpartum visit, alongside the birth. I also want to acknowledge that I have only attended one birth at the time I write this bio. I am so grateful for your embrace of hiring a student doula.

Blessings to you in your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

503.808.0377
molly.scott@birthingway.edu

Kat Lui

Kat Lui

Kat LuiAloha, and mahalo for visiting! I am a healer and meditation therapist, available for doula work in the greater Portland area.

When you enlist my services, you get a stable and mature practitioner who handles situations with calm and grounded mobility. You can relax into a safe bubble of reassurance and fully experience the wondrous miracle that belongs to you and your family. I bring connection, empowerment, and opening into the birthing space.

During your birth, I will be the guiding force that brings you back to center if you get rocked out of balance. When you find yourself in magical moments, I will protect your experience, and facilitate a space for warmth and presence. As your doula, I reinforce your connection with your Self, your values and principles regarding birth and family.

I am enthusiastic about working as a doula, and integrating meditation spaces and techniques into birthwork. In my therapy practice, my major focuses are with Rebirth & Reconnection to Soul Forces (love, joy, compassion, enthusiasm, wonder) and working with trauma. These are skills that will come in handy in the labour room.

May your journey be blessed and rewarding. I look forward to the possibility of working together.

Services provided:
– 1-2 prenatal visits
– On-call availability 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date
– Support throughout labour and 1-2 hours after birth
– 1-2 post partum visits

Client Responsibilities: Services are provided free of charge in return for the following agreements:
– You agree to contact me to schedule prenatal and post partum visits
– You agree to call me when labor begins, understanding that it can take 1-2 hours before I can arrive
– You agree to fill out an evaluation of my services

503-862-8218
info@katmlui.com
www.katmlui.com
www.innerspacetechniques.com