Hours: Full time
Hourly rate: $16 + .50 Bilingual Incentive
Currently working from home temporarily due to Covid, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.
The Prevention Team is part of the Family Violence Intervention Services Department and conducts school-based prevention programing and specialized community training, education and outreach in the areas of child abuse, family violence, teen dating violence and human trafficking. This position reports to the Prevention Services Program Manager and constitutes the development and facilitation of department prevention programs including family violence, child abuse, teen dating violence, and human trafficking prevention for schools and other community settings. Provides support for trainings and outreach activities both internally and externally. FV Prevention Specialist may be assigned to more than one prevention program.
- Work with Program Coordinator to conduct outreach, initiate contact, respond to and follow up with local schools and community organizations to promote prevention programs.
- Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with teachers, K-12 schools administrators, community organizations, parents, volunteers, youth organizations and other agencies participating in prevention programing and serve as liaison between Interface and community partners.
- Facilitate evidence-informed programing as assigned for educators, youth, parents, community agencies and partners on the topics of child abuse, teen dating violence, family violence and human trafficking in person and through virtual platforms.
- Facilitate presentations for children from preschool through elementary school to recognize instances of abuse and teach personal safety skills in an age-appropriate manner.
- Facilitate presentations for school staff, administrators, parents and caregivers to raise awareness and knowledge of child sexual abuse protective measures and how to best respond to child abuse disclosures.
- Provide crisis counseling, culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance and referrals to potential victims identified through presentations and outreach.
- Support program manager in the development of prevention programming to heighten community awareness of family violence, child abuse, teen dating violence, and human trafficking.
- Provide support and assistance with the planning and facilitation of the Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training.
- Contribute to a research-informed approaches to primary prevention, development and implementation of best practices, evidence-based training curricula and creativity for maintenance of social media and virtual education components.
- Develop, maintain, update and distribute training materials and program resources; keep management informed of program progress, needs, activities and community involvement.
- Complete required documentation, statistics and program evaluations as required including pre and post evaluations, volunteer activities, outreach events and community involvement.
- Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purposes of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program service areas.
- Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Requires a minimum of an B.A./B.S. degree in related field or A.A. with 2 years of experience working with family violence or child abuse prevention. Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault or teen dating violence is required. Enjoys working with and empowering youth. Working knowledge of Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework preferred. Knowledge of child development, family systems, domestic violence, child abuse and family violence prevention preferred. Minimum 1-year experience with public speaking and ability to engage a wide range of audiences required. Must have ability to present and train effectively individually and with a co-presenter. Experience working with children, families and educators required. Must possess strong communication skills and have firm knowledge of mandated reporting laws. Must be sensitive and competent to serve clients from diverse cultures and ages. Excellent written/verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills required. Must be able to work independently, and with minimal supervision. Experience with private and/or public social service agencies desirable. Requires computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet. Flexibility of schedule required, evening and weekend work is required. Requires completion of Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training (CA Evidence Code Section 1037.1 & 1038.2) within 90 days of hire. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, automobile insurance and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer. Bilingual Spanish/English highly preferred.
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