April 15, 2021

Local non-profit is currently looking to fill their opening for a Prevention Educator, this position will be responsible for facilitating prevention education, working to educate adults, teens, and youth on issues relating to domestic and sexual abuse through various programs, events, and community outreach efforts. This is a long-term, full-time position that is eligible for benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES PREVENTION EDUCATOR:

  • Reinforce, affirm, and model positive parenting techniques for adults and their children; this includes direct contact and supervision of children.
  • Ensure that residents of all ages are provided with a safe, therapeutic environment for healing, recovery, and growth by adhering to department philosophy and procedures at all times.
  • Participate in required grant related training and technical assistance opportunities.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of monthly and annual awareness topics and events.
  • Cultivate relationships with area schools to foster partnerships and focus program implementation on specific needs.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate training curriculum for Camp Counselors prior camp experience and for Camp campers and parents during camp experience.
  • Attend various health fairs and community events to educate community members about services and volunteer opportunities.
  • Track outreach audiences for program and grant reporting.
  • Make presentations to community groups about volunteer opportunities, dynamics of unhealthy relationships, and effects of violence on youth at the request of community groups, organizations, agency staff, etc.
  • Provide victim services and advocacy by providing a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling both on and off campus, emergency shelter, and legal services for students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
  • Assist in offering a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Advocacy training each year on the Shasta College campus for interested faculty, staff, students, and volunteer advocates. This course is certified by the California Office of Emergency Services and will be offered in accordance with Shasta College District policy regarding enrollment.
  • Participate in multi-agency planning and intervention services, in full compliance with informed consent and confidentiality limitations and requirements of all partners regarding personally identifying information under the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act). Victim confidentiality will be maintained, through informed consent and interagency release of information agreements.
  • Provide non-identifying demographics and services of clients served at Shasta College for program tracking and evaluation.
  • Some assistance with Client Services Department in crisis intervention advocacy and response assistance on an as-needed basis for continued hands-on education on DV/SA issues.
  • Some “on-call” crisis line assistance during non-business hours to answer crisis calls, provide crisis intervention, needs assessments, safety planning, education, and referrals to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
  • Meet with Supervisor to discuss and evaluate presentations. Complete and submit all required forms within 72 hours.
  • Assist with Volunteer recruiting, relationship building, training and placement as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES CLIENT ADVOCATE:

  • Answer crisis phones, providing crisis intervention and referrals.
  • Interview, assess and counsel clients for services as needed.
  • Provide short-term domestic violence and/or sexual assault crisis intervention and peer counseling.
  • Assist with monthly crisis hotline schedule. Send schedule to PTS daily.
  • Assist clients with obtaining protective/custody orders through the court.
  • Respond to requests for on-site domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy and accompaniment when requested.
  • Record intake information into ServicePoint database including updating returning client information.
  • Complete and turn in required forms and documentation of services provided.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with community members, agency staff and law enforcement personnel.
  • Perform advocacy services as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend monthly Continuing Education workshops to maintain DV/SA certification.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Attend and participate in staff meeting and in-service trainings, as required.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information.
  • Maintain confidentiality of business discussed.
  • Represent the Agency appropriately in both dress and manner.
  • Keep accurate records of hours and submit time sheet at the end of each pay period.
  • Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of the agency.
  • Excellent time management skills, written, and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate initiative and professionalism in working both as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to relate in a non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive way.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent computer skills. Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft word, excel, and data base programs, social media, and online communication.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain good rapport with staff, board members, volunteers and donors.
  • Knowledge and support of issues as described in the Mission Statement.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources.
  • Awareness of the various aspects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence.
  • Valid California driver’s license and certificate of insurance.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a 66-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention training (post-hiring requirement) and ongoing completion of continuing education hours to maintain state certification as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate/counselor.
  • Free from any personal involvement with domestic violence and/or sexual assault for one year.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation (fingerprinting) and pre-employment drug testing.
  • Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, reach, twist, use hands/fingers to handle or feel office machinery, lift, carry, push, or pull materials and objects up to 30 lbs. as necessary to perform job functions. (This includes children)
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