EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Employment Opportunities

Training Development Manager

The Training Development Manager is responsible for the development of grant funded training for professionals serving families in the perinatal period. There is also the opportunity to lead or collaborate with outside instructors for these training sessions. This position supports strategies to increase access and quality of care particularly in underserved communities, by increasing awareness and knowledge amongst medical, mental health, social service, and community providers to support, screen, refer and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Some of these trainings are part of a 2.5 year workforce development grant and will be designed for professionals from and/or serving one or more of the following communities: Latinx, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI), American Indian & Alaska Native (AIAN), or Queer communities in King County.

This is currently a part-time, contract position that is remote. Candidates must live in WA state and/or have strong community connections in King County. Estimated to be up to 10-15 hours per week, with fluctuations throughout the year dependent on training schedule. 

Please see the job description for full job details, qualifications, compensation and application instructions.

Training Development Manager Job Description

Perinatal Mental Health Trainers 

We are always looking for experienced trainers to join our team.

Trainers are perinatal mental health specialists who also have a specialization in one or more of the following areas- perinatal loss, infant mental health, substance use disorders, birth trauma, or medication management. Providers of color, providers from LGBTQIA communities, and providers who speak a language other than English are encouraged to apply.    This is ongoing opportunity to join our list of trainers as contractors.  Our trainings range from 1-2 hour trainings, to full day PMH trainings.   As training needs arise we typically reach out to 1-2 trainers who meet the specific training needs for different types of training.  We then contract for individual trainings as needed.

PS-WA requires all trainings to be inclusive of all birthing people.  Trainers should be knowledgeable and comfortable using gender neutral terms throughout the training. Trainers should be comfortable and knowledgeable talking about race and racism and explicitly address implicit bias, health disparities and inequities in an open and straightforward manner.

Mentorship and professional development opportunities may be available for new trainers who would like to grow in this area.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org with  “PMH Trainer” in the subject line.

Volunteer Roles: Direct Service, Board & Program Support

Perinatal Support Washington operates with the help of a wide range of volunteers. We welcome parents who have experienced and recovered from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and professionals from all fields. We offer opportunities to provide direct service, host public awareness events in your own community, get involved behind the scenes to keep our small organization running, and more.

There are many ways to get involved and we are happy to work with you to identify your goals as a volunteer and find meaningful activities that will fit your schedule. To learn more contact Victoria Cherniak at Victoria.Cherniak (at) perinatalsupport (dot) org or complete the application form below.

Why Volunteer?

"I know how difficult it is to struggle with a PMAD and how far reaching the consequences of them can be when you don't get adequate help. I want to participate in helping parents get connected with the resources they need for their own health and the health of their families."

"I want to be the support that I once needed."

Support Parents via our Warm Line

We welcome parents and direct service professionals to provide telephone based support to parents calling our Warm Line.

Special Events

Get involved in one of our many annual events. Help set up and then dance the night a way at Mom Prom or help with a local Climb Out of the Darkess or lead one in your community.

Share Your Story

There are several opportunity each year to share your story in person or via print. Share your story on a parent panel or write a post for our quarterly newsletter. To share your story contact kimiko (dot) goldberg (at) perinatalsupport.org

Join the Board

Being part of our board is an opportunity to contribute your valuable skills and experiences to impact perinatal mental health in the state of Washington. > Learn more

Outreach and Awareness

While Perinatal Mental Health is becoming more well known, there are still many parents who need help and support. Help us get the word out through phone, email, and in person meetings with health care providers and programs across the state.

Help in Our Office

Help behind the scenes in the Perinatal Support Washington office. We often have ongoing office tasks and one time projects that keep our organization going. These can be done remotely. Let us know what you are interested in and we will find the perfect fit.