Prevention Education Specialist
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

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Post Date: Apr 01, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: April 29, 2024
Salary: competitve
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Norristown
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The role of the Prevention Education Specialist reports is to address the root causes of sexual violence in the community, to be this agency’s primary 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. This position reports to the Community Education Programs Supervisor and will assist with coordinating and implementing prevention programming in settings such as, but not limited to, community centers, local businesses, schools, and other anti-violence agencies. This position will include direct contact with victims of crime through the agency’s hotline shifts and on-call shift rotation, which includes, but is not limited to, occasional in-person hospital, police, and court accompaniments for victims of crime. The position requires flexible availability during assigned hotline shifts. This position requires the candidate to have the capacity to work a hybrid schedule, both in-person and remotely.
Duties include:
        Prepare curriculum and presentations/deliver remotely or in person
        Present presentations and facilitate education activities of prevention programs 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 to community readiness and needs and incorporate them into the curriculum as needed.
        Assist in identifying service area needs regarding sexual violence prevention
        Assist in developing an evaluation plan for prevention programs
        Assist in coordinating community-wide events with other organizations in the service area to build or strengthen community partnerships, and engage local leaders and stakeholders
        Attend training and professional development opportunities regarding the prevention of sexual violence

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, Education, or Public Health; experience and/or training related to education, teaching or public speaking preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Completing VSC 65+ hour Sexual Assault Counselor/ Victim Advocate Training (provided).
Criminal Record, Child Abuse History, and FBI clearance background check required.
A valid driver's license, vehicle, and valid automobile insurance are required.

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
        Computer/Social Media skills
Fluent in Spanish a plus

After a three-month period, benefits, and flextime work arrangements will be available (medical, including dental and vision and vacation, sick and personal leave).
All employees are At-Will employees.