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Job Title: Prevention Specialist
Reports to: Education & Prevention Manager
Days/Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week Monday-Friday to include some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. Weekday work hours vary depending on school or event schedules. Position requires employee to have scheduling flexibility as needed to support the team and meet the needs of this agency.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work/Mental Health or related human services field preferred; related work experience may be substituted for education.
- Effective presentation or training and public speaking experience preferred.
- Experience working with youth and parents, advocating for youth and/or youth development preferred.
- Experience working with groups from various demographics and diverse backgrounds.
- Significant knowledge of and commitment to domestic violence education and/or public health prevention models preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication and public speaking.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with others and establish strong working relationships throughout the organization and in the community.
- Empathetic, with a commitment to serving those in need.
- High degree of initiative and independence.
- Proficient computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and virtual training/meeting platforms.
- Valid Florida driver’s license. Safe/Acceptable driving history. Proof of Automobile Liability Insurance.
Salary Range: Salary range with experience, $31,990.00 - $34,985.00
Workplace Location(s): Jim and Jan Moran Family Center, Deerfield Beach, FL and other assigned locations throughout the work week. (Mileage is reimbursed.)
Position Summary: The Prevention Specialist will develop and facilitate presentations on healthy relationships and the dynamics of teen dating to youth, primarily in school and community settings. The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for ongoing development and delivery of primary prevention programming to middle school students, as well as providing awareness education to parents, teachers, and other community members. The Prevention Specialist will attend public awareness events such as health and resource fairs to provide information and resources to community members, and will also assist with the department’s virtual and in-person awareness initiatives such as social media engagement and major awareness month events. Additionally, the Prevention Specialist will participate in community coalitions and teams to work with county partners to plan and coordinate programs for youth on preventing teen dating violence and maintaining healthy relationships with boundaries.
Essential Job Functions:
- Facilitate primary prevention programming with middle school students throughout the county.
- Develop and facilitate TDV prevention and healthy relationship education presentations for youth in schools and in the community.
- Develop and facilitate teen dating violence awareness and healthy relationship education trainings for parents, teachers, and other community adults.
- Document all facilitated trainings and prevention activities, and use the reported information to evaluate needs and trends to identify future trainings, program developments, and department strategies.
- Foster and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with teachers, presentation site coordinators, and community partners.
- Build community awareness through participation in resource fairs and tabling events, and in active participation in relevant community coalitions or partnership groups.
- Work with other department team members to plan and coordinate all events and initiatives for major awareness months, particularly Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February.
- Develop and implement extracurricular violence prevention initiatives, such as social media and other web-based initiatives, community action teams or youth leadership teams, and other collaborations with community partners.
- Complete all other duties as assigned.
Additional requirements: Employee will be required to take the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Core Competency training and obtain a passing grade of 75% or higher.
To Apply: Send letter of interest & updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and Human Resources, email@example.com.
Women In Distress does not discriminate by reason of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military reserve status, immigration status, or language spoken. All room assignments, activities, programs, etc. are provided in a non-discriminatory manner. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations are encouraged to contact Diane Smith, Human Resources Manager at 954-760-9800 ext. 1034 5 days prior to scheduled interview, so that reasonable accommodations may be coordinated.
Date position available: January 3, 2022