Prevention Specialist I – Child Abuse Prevention Services
Hourly rate: $16.00 + .50 cents bilingual incentive per hour
Full-time 30 hours per week
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 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 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, administrators, community organizations, parents, volunteers, youth organizations and other agencies participating in prevention programs and serve as liaison between Interface and other community entities.
- 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 and youth, school staff, administrators, parents and caregivers, and community partners to raise awareness and knowledge of child sexual abuse prevention.
- Provide crisis counseling, culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance and referrals to potential victims identified through presentations and outreach.
- Provide support and assistance with the planning and facilitation of the Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training.
- Remain informed of 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.
- Assist with development, maintenance and distribution of program materials and resources as needed; 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.
- Represent agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, workgroups and participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
- Participate in community outreach and family violence prevention and awareness activities including speaking engagements as needed.
- Support a positive working environment and work successfully as a member of the team.
- Serve as a mandated reporter of child abuse.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Requires a minimum of an A.A. degree in related field or equivalent with 1 year of experience working with family violence or child abuse prevention.
- Spanish bilingual preferred.
- Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault or teen dating violence is preferred.
- 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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