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Gender Based Violence Prevention Generalist

Company: YWCA Clark County
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Status: Full-timeHours: 40 hours per weekCompany Sponsored Time: We are piloting a 4-day, 32-hour work week, and YWCA will provide this role 8 hours of Company Sponsored Time for you to use on Fridays to maintain work-life balance while maintaining pay at 40 hours a week.We've identified the day-to-day responsibilities linked to each position. In addition to the position specific responsibilities provided below, each YWCA Clark County employee must share responsibility for upholding and modeling the organization's core value on a daily basis.Pay Range: $25/hr + $1/hr Bilingual differentialBenefits: Mission Specific - 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. - 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.Program Specific - Implement comprehensive multisession curriculum which utilizes best practices and supports youth service providers in violence prevention efforts. Review and update as needed to maintain alignment with evidence based and best practice models. - Facilitate ongoing support meetings to youth service providers who have participated in the multisession curriculum prevention curriculum. - Coordinate and lead quarterly Teen Dating Violence Prevention Collaborative meetings. - Coordinate and facilitate a community engagement steering committee to guide our prevention efforts in partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. - Facilitate trainings and community education presentations on prevention, teen dating violence, how to talk to youth about healthy relationships, and other topics for Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries staff and volunteers, youth-serving agencies, parents/guardians, and community members. - Provide technical assistance to Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries staff to incorporate information from trainings into their programming. - Conduct outreach to schools, youth serving organizations, and organizations currently providing services to youth experiencing oppression. - In collaboration with Prevention Program staff support outreach and awareness/action month activities for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February), Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). - In collaboration with Prevention Program staff support and implement annual Queer Couve and BIPOC Youth Summits. - Manage a dynamic schedule encompassing task force meetings, community interactions, partner engagements, training sessions, and program meetings. Ensure the accurate upkeep of contact databases and calendars to reflect the latest information. - In partnership with the Director of Prevention, evaluate effectiveness of prevention program including: grant period activities, curriculum, engagement with participants and stakeholders, and impact within the community. - Request and collect feedback from participating community partners and youth. - Accurately track, document and input outreach programming activities and statistics into state database as required by contracts, grants, and program procedures. - Consistently, accurately, and promptly complete narrative reports for all programming activities. - Lead the training of all new prevention program staff, ensuring comprehensive understanding of domestic violence advocacy, sexual assault advocacy and prevention strategies. - Successfully complete 56 hours of initial training, followed by 20 hours of annual training thereafter. - Stay up-to-date on research-based, best and promising practices of programs implemented with youth experiencing oppression. 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 valuesRelated education: High School Diploma or equivalent or position equivalent experience in addition to the experience requirements listed below. Related experience:

  • At least two years of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or teen dating violence prevention work with a focus in anti-oppression as well as strong working knowledge of prevention strategies.
  • At least two years providing outreach and facilitating trainings, preferably about anti-oppression and youth engagement.
  • At least two years working or volunteering with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations and LGBTQIA+ populations preferably with an emphasis on working or volunteering with youth.
  • Hold active and up to date driver's license and auto insurance in order to commute throughout Clark County to fulfill job responsibilities.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 feedback. 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 lens. PI2ef42aa9422e-31181-34703252

Keywords: YWCA Clark County, Vancouver , Gender Based Violence Prevention Generalist, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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