Position: Family Violence Prevention Specialist
HOURS: Full time 40 hours per week
Hourly rate: $16.50 – Bilingual Required (bilingual incentive included in rate)
Currently working from home and onsite 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 specifically focuses in our Family Violence, Early Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence programming. 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. The family violence prevention specialist may be assigned to more than one prevention program.
- Initiate contact and follow up with local schools and community organizations to promote prevention programs.
- Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with schools, community organizations, parents, volunteers, youth organizations and other agencies participating in the program and serve as liaison between Interface and other community entities.
- Facilitate evidence-based programing as assigned and presentations for educators, teens, parents, community agencies and partners on the topic of Teen Dating Violence, family violence and human trafficking in person and through virtual platforms.
- Provide crisis counseling and culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance to potential victims identified through training sessions.
- 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 assist 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 as needed; keep management informed of program progress, needs, activities and community involvement.
- Complete required documentation, statistics and program evaluations for each presentation as required including pre and post surveys, volunteer activity, outreach events and community involvement.
- Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
- Distribute prevention education materials and resources at community and outreach events to local underserved populations to increase access to domestic violence and reduce the exposure and risk of COVID-19.
- Provide information and referrals to domestic violence services, mental health, COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites and other appropriate community-based services.
- Represent agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, workgroups, or outreach events as assigned.
- 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 prevention. Spanish bilingual required. 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. Knowledge of 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. 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 may be required.
Requires completion of Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training (CA Evidence Code Section 1037.1 & 1038.2) within three months 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. Successful background and criminal clearance required and maintained, including but not limited to California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, Child Abuse Index and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California Drivers License, reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered), pass and maintain driving approval as required by our insurer.
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