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Employment & Student Opportunities

Acorn Community Birth Wellness Center is a unique practice. Nowhere else in San Diego or Riverside counties will you find a Licensed Midwife owned-and-operated birth center so dedicated to serving such a diversity of clients! Nowhere else will you find such compassion, caring, and attention to the true holistic art of Midwifery. Nowhere else will you find such a community-centered approach in how we train our students, nurture our clients, and uphold the values of the Midwifery Model of Care. We invite to you reach out if you are interested in working with us or are a student midwife interesting in apprenticing at our birth center.


Available Staff Positions


Part-Time Licensed Midwife

We have expanded our services, and are looking for part-time Certified Professional Midwives licensed in the State of California!  Must be comfortable working in a collaborative practice with other Licensed Midwives and Student Midwives.  Must be passionate about working with a culturally and socially diverse client base, be compassionately aware of the experience of BIPOC/LBGTQ+ birthing families, and have comfortability working with the challenges of a low-income population.  Spanish-speaking preferred but not required. Preference given to NARM Preceptor applicants.  Position requires 2 clinic days per week plus being on-call for specific families for 2-4 births per month, much like in a home birth practice.  Off-call time is covered by the other midwives in the practice on a pre-arranged schedule. Must also share after-hours phone calls on a rotating basis with the other midwives in the practice.  Hourly pay for clinic time starting at $27/hr, sick time accrued and paid mileage for home visits, with a per birth fee of $900. Pay negotiable based upon experience. Private apartment housing may be available as part of the job benefits.

To Apply:  Please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to


Student Apprenticeships


Our clinic would not exist without our students! They are an integral part of how we run our birth center and why we are able to offer services to low-income and underserved communities that typically have no options for midwifery care. Our students receive both home birth and birth center experiences, and our higher volume allows students to obtain their clinical numbers at a higher rate than in traditional home birth practices. We value and respect our students, and our model allows for students to work, tend to their domestic lives, and learn good self-care while also gaining experiences as a midwife in training. Students must be seeking a CPM certification and be enrolled in a MEAC-accredited midwifery school, although PEP applicants are also welcome to apply. A High School diploma, CPR/BLS, and NRP Certifications are required as a prerequisite for apprenticeship. Students in our program are required to attend one clinic day per week and be on-call for births between 37-42 weeks gestation for their assigned clients. If interested, please click on the following link to complete an application and submit a resume.

To Apply:  Please click on this link to submit an application -