Bump and Beyond is a privately run, boutique support service for new parents and parents to be. Our aim is to support and educate people through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Established in 2019, we run a popular Mother's Group Program and Birthing Education Program. Our mothers groups will include 10 mums seeking to connect with other expectant parents as they learn more about pregnancy and birth. Each week our facilitator will facilitate an engaging 1.5 hour session on a variety of postnatal related topics such as: starting solids, healthy sleep foundations, physical recovery. Our facilitators will share one of our digital presentations (or introduce our expert guest speakers) and then help our mums discuss the topic with the group after the information session. In 2023 we launched our Birthing Classes. Birthing class groups will include 8-10 couples seeking to connect with other expectant parents as they learn more about pregnancy and birth. Each week our facilitator will deliver an engaging two hour workshop on a variety of pregnancy and birth related topics such as: stages of labour, coached vs spontaneous pushing, vaginal examinations, monitoring baby, breaking of membranes, pharmaceutical pain management, induction, caesarean section, obstetric emergencies, birth plans/maps and more.
We are excited to announce we are looking for someone to join our team!
Bump and Beyond is a small business with a big heart. We offer a unique service and pride ourselves on building quality relationships with clients and staff. We seek to employ enthusiastic, hard-working people who share our values and are passionate about working with new and expecting parents. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out how you can join our wonderful team.
About the role
We require a Birthing Program Facilitator and a Mothers Group Facilitator. These positions can be separated or combined for the right person/people. We are looking for someone who is approachable, highly organised and passionate about supporting expectant and postnatal families. Our goal is to welcome clients into a safe, informative and non-judgemental space where they can listen, learn, ask questions and connect with others. We want to help people feel prepared, reduce fear of the unknown and empower them in their decision making surrounding birth and the first year of life. Please note, as our facilitator you will not be required to counsel or provide any psychological or medical advice. Your role is to share information, listen and refer clients to specialised services should they need further support. As our Birthing Class Facilitator and/or Mothers Group Facilitator you will be required to use our program plans to run a 6 week program independently. This will require a weekly time commitment of 4-10 hours per week at our workshop room in Goodwood. We intend to run workshops from 9:30am-11am, 11:30am-1pm, Birthing Classes 5pm-7pm and 3-4 hours of admin per week. We are open to discussion as to what days and times we offer the program (within reason) to suit our successful candidate. This is a contract position for 6 week with the hope of extension. The position is for a sole trader with potential for renewal based on performance and demand.
We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, approachable, extremely organised, confident and reliable person to join our team. Extensive knowledge of antenatal care is a requirement as you will be responsible for developing, organising and facilitating our antenatal sessions. You must be confident working independently and speaking in front of a group as you will deliver our program in a face to face workshop environment.
* Facilitate 1x weekly 2 hour workshop birthing class
*Facilitate 2x Mothers group sessions
*Set up and pack down each workshop
* Support and provide resources to clients who miss a workshop
*3-4 hours of admin to organise the running of the group, client communication and preperation of resources etc.
* Cleared National Criminal History Check
* Current ABN or willingness to organise one as soon as possible
* Current and valid first aid certificate or be willing to get one in your own time if/when necessary.
* Have access to fast and secure internet, a phone and a computer to conduct online sessions effectively from home if needed.
* Qualifications in a relevant discipline, e.g. midwifery
* Previous experience in a similar role or experience speaking to groups (or an enthusiastic approach to presenting).
* Excellent organisational, written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to take responsibility for a program and follow through on commitments
* Have initiative to independently coordinate your program.
How to apply…
Please email your CV with a separate cover letter responding to the Essential Criteria (no more than two pages).
Address your cover letter to "Coordinator of Parenting Services"
We look forward to hearing from you!