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Employment & Student Opportunities

1Acorn 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 and Full-Time Licensed Midwives

Work for a birth center making a true difference in the lives of families that deserve choice, respect, and options in childbirth!  We have several positions available for Full and Part Time Certified Professional Midwives licensed in the State of California. This is a a collaborative practice and teaching facility, and applicants must be comfortable with teaching and learning skills in building community 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 2-4 clinic days per week plus being on-call for specific families for 2-6 births per month (depending on position).  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 each month.  Pay based upon experience for clinic time starting at $27/hr plus a set fee for each birth attended. Sick time accrued, paid mileage for home visits, and malpractice insurance coverage included.  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 either be enrolled in a MEAC-accredited midwifery school or seeking a CPM certification through the PEP process. A High School diploma, CPR/BLS, and NRP Certifications are required as a prerequisite for apprenticeship. Students in our program are required to attend at least one clinic day per week and be on-call for births between 37-42 weeks gestation for their assigned clients. Student housing is available for student midwives coming in from out of the area.  Funding is available to pay more advanced Primary students as birth assistants as they finalize their clinical experience numbers.  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 -