Prevention Education Specialist
Full Time – 40 hours/week
Role and Responsibilities
The roles of Prevention Education Specialist are to address the root causes of sexual violence in communities, to be the agency’s voice in the community when working toward the elimination of sexual violence and to assist community members in finding ways they can end sexual violence. This position reports to the Community Education Programs Supervisor and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing prevention programming in settings such as, but not limited to, community centers, businesses, schools and other agencies. This position will be responsible for assisting with in-office hotline shifts and on-call shift rotation which includes, but not limited to in-person hospital, police and court accompaniments for victims of crime. The position requires flexible availability during assigned hotline shifts.
Prepare curriculum and presentations
Conduct community outreach and presentations of prevention program to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle , high schools and colleges, alternative school settings, local businesses, and other agencies in the service area
Stay up-to-date on research-based sexual violence prevention strategies and programs
Prepare project reports and statistics
Assist with other prevention program curriculum development
Research effective prevention practices best-suited within community readiness and needs
Assist in identifying service area needs in regard to sexual violence prevention
Assist in developing an evaluation plan for prevention programs
Coordinate community-wide events with other organizations in the service area to build or strengthen community partnerships, and engage local leaders and stakeholders
Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding prevention of sexual violence
The following skills will assist in the success of the applicant in the position:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Conflict Resolution Facilitation Skills
Commitment to social change
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or social science field such as Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and/or Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies; experience and/or training related to education, teaching or public speaking preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
(BA or BS is welcomed)
Successful completion of VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/ Victim Advocate Training (provided).
Criminal Record, Child Abuse history and FBI clearance background check required.
Valid driver's license, vehicle and valid automobile insurance required.
Spanish language skills a plus.
After a three month period benefits will be available (medical including dental and vision and vacation, sick and personal leave).
All employees are At-Will employees. EOE
Send a resume to Jessica Rice-Carson, Community Education Supervisor at Jessicaemail@example.com
VSC has multiple internship opportunities for students interested in working with victims of crime and are studying criminology and social justice, social work, psychology, sociology, and other related fields. All interns are required to complete a 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor and 25-hour Victim Advocate training. Please email Erin Milbourne at Erin-Slight@vscmontcopa.org to apply.
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Counseling Interns will receive weekly clinical supervision from the Direct Services Supervisor who is a Master's Level Licensed Social Worker. Some night availability and at least a 1 year commitment is required. Bilingual interns are encouraged to apply.
*Internship positions starting in the fall are usually filled by March. Please contact us earlier if you are interested in starting an internship in the summer.
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