Jumpstart your career as a Perinatal Health Professional
Genesis Birth Services mentorship program is designed to support doulas / Perinatal Health Professionals on their journey to becoming confident, and skilled birth workers. Our program helps you gain the skills necessary to be effective in operating your business and supporting families. PHP's or doulas interested in expanding their professional skillset, and improving their business are encouraged to apply to our rolling enrollment 6 month program.
About the Program
The mentorship program is designed to help you build confidence in your abilities as a skilled professional and a business owner, even if you are operating as a sole proprietor / independent contractor this is the place for you. Regardless of where you have trained, you are welcome to apply.
Mentorship Benefits Include but are not limited to:
1 on 1 Sessions
Practicing Doula Consultations
Developing Your Mission Statement
In birth Telephone Support
Business Development Support
Signing off on your core competency skills for PA State Medicaid Reimbursement
Mentorship Fee is $40 a month for a minumum of 6 Months. Extensions are allowable if needed.
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Training and Certification
Training with Genesis Birth Services you will be equipped with the ability to provide families with culturally competent support in Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, Pregnancy Loss, Infant Loss and Basic Breastfeeding/Lactation Support. The training consists of in person group training and virtual trainings, the winter training cohort will take place in Pittsburgh PA, beginning on February 12, 2022 with an in person group training with approximately 3-4 other in person dates. This training is so much more than a first step to the beginning of your career. It is the step into a new career in Perinatal Health. You will be prepared to service families during their birth year regardless of the outcome.
Perinatal Health Professional and Perinatal Health Advocate, what’s the difference. A Perinatal Health Professional (PHP) is a credential reserved for professionals who contract directly with Genesis Birth Service. The trainees receive continuous support and nurturing through out their career with Genesis Birth Services and have a place to call home as they serve their community. Trainees Applying as a Perinatal Health Professional would express their desire to contract with Genesis Birth Services thus having access to training scholarships up to $600.
Winter Cohort Cost of Training is $800
A Perinatal Health Advocate credential is for a current birth worker who is looking to brush up on skills or receive contact hours and already have either their own business/agency or work for another business or agency. Enrollment for the PHA credential is based on available seats.
Some of what you can expect in your training year for Perinatal Health Professionals certification:
- Birth Doula Training
- Postpartum Doula Training
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Training
- Breastfeeding Peer Support Training
- Implicit Bias
- Birth Referrals
- Continuing Education Opportunities
- PA Medicaid Reimbursement ( When Medicaid Reimbursement is available in PA)
- Access to pathways to meet Core Competencies for State Certification
- References for Potential Clients
What you can expect for Perinatal Health Advocate credential:
Access to either a Birth Doula Training or Postpartum Doula Training
Winter Cohort Cost of Training: $400
2022 Training Cohort Application
Steps to enrollment
To apply for Genesis Birth Services 2022 training cohort you must be at least 18 years old.
Genesis Birth Services provides 2 Trainings a year and partner with organizations that share our passion for equity, reducing and elimination maternal health disparities, breastfeeding disparities,and infant mortality dispaties. Thanks to our partners we are able to provide full or partial scholarships to qualifying BIPOC training applicants. Due to the limited seats available all applications will be reviewed by our team for acceptance into the training program.
Expressing interest is the first step to applying to train with Genesis Birth Services. Although we have scholarships, limited Seats are available, so our applicant review team selects the applicants that appear to be the best fit for the program. Simply complete the application and submit a 2 minute video allowing us to get to know you. Tell us who you are, why you want to be a doula, and why you want to contract as a Perinatal Health Professional with Genesis Birth Services (if applicable). If contracting with Genesis Birth Services doesnt apply to you, Thats OK! There is a credential for trainees that simply want to update their skills or complete their core competencies for PA Medicaid Reimbursement.
After expressing interest, if selected you will be invited to attend a virtual information session, where you will learn more about the training program. Attendees will be moved on the the next step in the enrollment process.
If you are invited to apply, An Application will be sent to you.. The opportunity to apply for a scholarship will be avilable in this step. Applicants that are selected will be notified and moved on to the final step.
The final step. This is an opportunity to share your skills and anything else that may not have been shared on the application. This allows us the opportunity to learn your values, ambitions, strengths weakness and how you will be best supported. You may meeting with 2 people. After careful deliberation with our review board acceptance letters will be sent to the approved applicants.