Prevention and Education Specialist

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Prevention and Education

HOURS: Full-Time Position, 40 hours per week, non-exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Prevention and Education Specialist contributes to Safe Haven’s mission through the planning and facilitation of training and technical assistance within Safe Haven’s Prevention and Education Program. The goals of the program are to:  provide ongoing primary prevention programming that addresses all levels of the social-ecological model, utilizing an array of teaching methods and activities; and provide technical assistance and support to an array of community stokeholds in their efforts to appropriately screen for, respond to and prevent instances of domestic violence.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct presentations and trainings that align with Prevention and Education Program goals; a large number of the trainings this position will facilitate will be in secondary and higher education
  • Provide mentorship and oversight to Young Leaders Against Violence, a youth-lead violence prevention initiative
  • In collaboration with the Director of Prevention and Education, identify and cultivate relationships with community partners and constituents to help further the goals of the Prevention and Education Program
  • In coordination with the Director of Prevention and Education, assist with the development of ongoing resources, tools, and curriculums for an array of program audiences; assist in generating more in-depth and comprehensive multi-media resources for Safe Haven’s website
  • Ensure that program activities, outputs, and outcomes are clearly defined and assessed on a continual basis.; ensure timely and accurate data collection
  • Maintain appropriate and complete electronic data files on all Prevention and Education Program constituents, as it relates to the activities and outcomes
  • Coordinate and lead community awareness events and tabling that align with the overall mission and strategic plan of Safe Haven
  • Ensure Safe Haven maintains sufficient stocks of presentation resources
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, individual supervisions, staff in-services, and other meetings as assigned
  • Strive to create a caring and safe environment marked by empathy, understanding, and acceptance
  • Observe professional confidentiality; protect the rights of client and their families and observe the Safe Haven Ministries Code of Ethics at all times
  • Accept any additional tasks and responsibilities as necessitated and assigned; seek and solicit opportunities for personal and professional growth

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least two years experience within the gender-based violence field, or related social change/justice fields
  • Strong knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence required
  • An integrated approach to domestic violence and faith
  • Strong technological skills (as they pertain to presentations, trainings, and assessments)
  • Public speaking experience required; experience developing and implementing trainings strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Flexibility in schedule is required; this position requires evenings and some weekends to accommodate training requests

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by ambassadors. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and/or qualifications of ambassadors. Ambassadors are required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. Safe Haven is an equal opportunity employer.