We train Midwives!
The Corpus Christi Birth Center trains student midwives and apprentices. We are currently accepting inquiries but do not have any current openings. We encourage anyone interested to please send in an inquiry because when we do get an opening, we start with the inquiries that were sent in first.
If interested in this opportunity, please inquire by email or mail by filling out our Inquiry Form (see CCBC Apprenticeship Inquiry Form 2016) and we will be happy to consider you for an apprenticeship. Filling out an inquiry form does not obligate you to accepting an apprenticeship but please do not inquire unless are are seriously interested.
Our apprenticeship program is an opportunity for those who would like to get clinical training with CCBC while they study midwifery. It is an opportunity to become a Licensed and/or Certified Professional Midwife. Full time students who complete with us may apply for a staff position with the birth center if interested when they finish. This cannot guarantee a position but since we only work with students who are a good fit, we are often a good match as midwives, too. We are always looking for opportunities to grow our birth center with like minded staff members who will share our values and vision.
A full time apprenticeship including academic studies typically takes 3-5 years for most students to complete. Beth Overton, the senior midwife at CCBC is a NARM approved preceptor and also an approved preceptor for either the Mercy in Action Midwifery Program or the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program. If you are interested in or enrolled in different program, please let us know more about your program of choice when you apply.
- A Completed Apprenticeship Inquiry Form. (see CCBC Apprenticeship Inquiry Form 2016)
- Download and read the entire Apprenticeship Policy Manual May 2016 – CCBC
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must have your own transportation, lap top computer and a reliable cell phone.
- We prefer for full time students to be enrolled in an academic program for midwifery academics but we will consider students enrolled in the NARM PEP process under some circumstances.
- Must be available to keep up with a busy midwife’s schedule and be on call 24/7 while with us.
- Apprentices must be a good “fit” for our practice. We are picky because it is important that we can work well together for long periods of time.
- Cannot have any responsibilities which would interfere with being on call or difficult hours.
- Must be willing to work and study hard.
If you would like to know more about this wonderful educational opportunity please fill out our Inquiry Form first! By some standards, it is a lengthy questionnaire but we get many inquiries from prospective students and simply do not have time to speak to everyone over the phone or answer lots of questions by email. If you want to know more about us, read our website. Answering the questions on our form gives us the opportunity to get to know you a little better.
We use the Inquiry Form as a screening tool to help us find the most compatible applicants for our practice. You will receive an answer from us if you fill out the form but we only pick those who we think are the most compatible to offer an apprenticeship. If we do not offer you an apprenticeship. we ask that you not take it as a rejection of you personally or that we think you would not make a good midwife. We simply think you would fit with another practice better than ours. (or we don’t have an opening available) We hope you will respect this process and understand the wisdom behind it. Completed Inquiry Forms should be faxed to 661.457.1953 or sent by email to bethovertoncpm@gmailDOTcom (please replace the DOT with an actual dot)
This is a work-exchange program. The education and clinical experience is provided in exchange for midwifery related work during the apprenticeship training period. For this reason, we are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic who are self-motivated and disciplined and who are cheerful and ethical in everything they do.
Housing Available for Single Students
Students must provide their own living expenses during training but we are able to offer low cost furnished housing to single students who need it. Currently rent in a small apartment that houses 2 is $200 per month, per person. You will also need to consider the cost of a midwifery course and educational materials which is not included in our offer.