Prevention Education Specialist 

Full Time - 40 hours / week 

Role and Responsibilities  

This position reports to the Community Education Programs Supervisor and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing prevention programming in settings such as, but not limited to, community centers, businesses, schools and other agencies. This position will have assigned in-office hotline shifts and on-call shift rotation which includes, but not limited to in-person hospital, police and court accompaniments for victims of crime. The position requires flexible availability during assigned hotline shifts and the capacity to work remotely. The roles of Prevention Education Specialist are to address the root causes of sexual violence in communities, to be the agency’s voice in the community when working toward the elimination of sexual violence and to assist community members in finding ways they can end sexual violence.

Duties include 

  • Prepare curriculum and presentations/deliver remotely or in person

  • Conduct community outreach and presentations of prevention program to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle, high schools and colleges, alternative school settings, local businesses, and other agencies in the service area

  • Stay up-to-date on research-based sexual violence prevention strategies and programs

  • Prepare project reports and statistics

  • Assist with other prevention program curriculum development and presentation

  • Research effective prevention practices best-suited within community readiness and needs and incorporate into the curriculum as needed.

  • Assist in identifying service area needs in regard to sexual violence prevention

  • Assist in developing an evaluation plan for prevention programs

  • Coordinate community-wide events with other organizations in the service area to build or strengthen community partnerships, and engage local leaders and stakeholders

  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding prevention of sexual violence

 

Preferred Skills 

The following skills will assist in the success of the applicant in the position:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Conflict Resolution  Facilitation Skills

  • Commitment to social change

  • Creativity

  • Computer/Social Media skills

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or social science field such as Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and/or Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies; experience and/or training related to education, teaching or public speaking preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 

(BA or BS is welcomed)
 

Successful completion of VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/ Victim Advocate Training (provided). 

Criminal Record, Child Abuse history and FBI clearance background check required. 

 

Valid driver's license, vehicle and valid automobile insurance required.   

*Spanish language skills a plus. 

After a three month period benefits will be available (medical including dental and vision and vacation, sick and personal leave).

 

All employees are At-Will employees.

EOE

 

To Apply 

 

Send a statement of interest and resume to Jessica Carson, CA, Community Education Supervisor. 

Our mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. Founded in 1974 as Women Against Rape, we have been supporting survivors and their families for more than 40 years. Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Call our free, 24-hour hotline at 1-888-521-0983.

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