Prevention Specialist - SafeChoice
Company: YWCA of Clark County
Posted on: August 7, 2022
COVID-19 VACCINE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE If an offer is made,
a COVID-19 Vaccine series must be completed by first day of
employment. Medical and/or Religious exemptions will be assessed if
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Type: Fulltime (Hybrid 50% In Office and Local Community)
Salary: Starting at $21.00/hr
$1,000 Sign On Bonus
Assure that participants, staff, volunteers and community partners
are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic
background, gender or socioeconomic background.
Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the
organization's 1% for Social Change requirement.
Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections with
poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those
principles in all daily tasks
Incorporate the YWCA's commitment to social justice by
understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions
intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for
continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
Stay up-to-date on research-based violence prevention strategies
and programs, particularly regarding domestic and dating
Regularly attend and participate in relevant taskforce meetings
including co facilitating the Prevention/Teen Dating Violence task
Conduct outreach to organizations currently providing services to
youth experiencing oppression.
Stay up-to-date on research-based, best practices, and promising
practices of programs implemented with youth experiencing
Attend trainings and professional development opportunities
regarding domestic violence prevention.
Implement comprehensive curriculum which utilizes best practices
and addresses identified needs of target population. Review and
update as needed to maintain alignment with evidence based and best
Develop leadership opportunities for youth to engage in domestic
violence prevention work including coordinating the Youth Action
Lead staff in developing prevention strategies throughout the
Facilitate workshops for adults , community members, and youth
serving professionals to increase understanding youth, healthy
relationship development, and teen dating violence.
Request and collect feedback from participating youth and community
Evaluate effectiveness of prevention program including: grant
period activities, curriculum, engagement with participants and
stakeholders, and impact within the community.
Participate in and track activities that meet the 1% for Social
Document progresses, comply with all contract required reporting,
and ensure a timely submission of all paperwork.
Adhere to program specific and organization-wide policies,
procedures, and protocols.
Participate in planning and coordination of annual LGBTQ and youth
of color specific events.
Related education: A.A./A.S. degree in a related field or position
equivalent experience in addition to the experience requirements
At least two years of prevention work with a focus in
anti-oppression as well as strong working knowledge of prevention
strategies and evidence-based practices in the field.
Experience with creating and facilitating workshops and training,
preferably for middle school-aged youth.
Experience in program evaluation, data collection and data
Meaningful experience with Latinx, LGBTQ, disability, and/or Deaf
communities strongly preferred.
There is a strong social justice component to all positions within
YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the lens of
racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles
of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are
required job skills and core values
Strong time management and organization skills: effectively manage
a schedule that includes task force meetings, community contacts,
partner engagement, training and program specific meetings.
Maintain up-to-date contact lists and calendar.
Strong ability to work with youth experiencing multiple forms of
oppression: effectively engage youth in multi-phase prevention plan
and offer empowerment-based opportunities for youth to develop
leadership skills. Maintain firm boundaries while modeling and
building respectful, long term relationships.
Knowledge of: trauma-informed classrooms, sexual health education,
designing & implementing lesson plans and evaluation.
Unparalleled soft-skills: Comfortable networking with diverse
groups, organizations and individuals. With little to no prompting,
adapt work and communication style to mitigate and/or de-escalate,
improve the ability to work effectively with community partners as
well as program participants, and forge lasting and mutually
beneficial professional relationships.
Ability to work in a self-directed manner: effectively engage in
work-related research, contacts with other service providers and
curriculum development as outlined in the Prevention Work Plan.
Ability to work in a team: consistently convey an open, respectful,
and solution-oriented approach when seeking support, addressing
challenges, completing work tasks, and providing or requesting
Ability to work at a higher level: demonstrate unwavering integrity
by taking accountability for mistakes, doing what's needed to
correct them, fostering excellent communication and supporting
fellow co-workers to do the same.
Ability to maintain strong boundaries : use work time to support
the program and organization in a manner that protects our
participants' right to privacy. Set appropriate professional
boundaries with youth served as well as model healthy boundary
setting to support skill development.
Strong critical thinking skills: in a self-directed manner, resolve
challenges and answer questions while knowing when it's time to
seek additional guidance and/or direction.
Strong technological skills: strong working knowledge of the MS
suite of products, Google applications, various internet browsers,
data entry programs, and social media platforms.
Strong advocacy skills: utilize empowerment-based advocacy and
strengths-based perspective to support participants in a manner
that supports the organization's core values, goals of the program,
and organization's overall-all mission.
Strong crisis management skills: effectively and respectfully
communicate often-times complex and emotionally charged information
to participants, community partners, site hosts, co-workers, and
supervisor. Communicate information through a trauma informed
Strong commitment to social change: Willing and able to engage in
community-based activities and efforts that focus on changing
social norms, attitudes and behaviors.
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