Prevention Educator/Shasta Cares

Position Summary: In their duties as Prevention Educator, this position will be responsible for facilitating prevention education, working to educate adults, teens, and youth on issues relating to domestic and sexual abuse through various One SAFE Place programs, events, and community outreach efforts. They will work in partnership with local schools to facilitate the SafeNET program and work with Supervisor to facilitate Camp OSP program.

 

Responsibilities/Duties Prevention Educator:

  • Reinforce, affirm, and model positive parenting techniques for adults and their children; this includes direct contact and supervision of children.
  • Ensure that residents of all ages are provided with a safe, therapeutic environment for healing, recovery, and growth by adhering to department philosophy and procedures at all times.
  • Participate in required grant-related training and technical assistance opportunities.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of monthly and annual awareness topics and events.
  • Cultivate relationships with area schools to foster partnerships and focus program implementation on specific needs.
  • Schedule SafeNET trainings for faculty at area elementary, middle, and high school campuses.
  • Research topics related to presentations and outreach activities as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate training curriculum for Camp OSP Counselors prior camp experience and for Camp OSP campers and parents during camp experience.
  • Attend various health fairs and community events to educate community members about OSP services and volunteer opportunities.
  • Track outreach audiences for program and grant reporting.
  • Make presentations to community groups about One Safe Place services and volunteer opportunities, dynamics of unhealthy relationships, and effects of violence on youth at the request of community groups, organizations, agency staff, etc.
  • Represent One Safe Place at the Shasta College CCRT (Coordinated Community Response Team) meetings.
  • Assist in the training of the Shasta CARES (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education for Safety) CCRT and Shasta College faculty.
  • Provide victim services and advocacy through OSP resources, including the 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling both on and off campus, emergency shelter, and legal services for students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
  • Assist in the strengthening and continued implementation of staffing a campus-based victim services and advocacy program that includes education, counseling, legal assistance, and referrals to community resources.
  • Assist in offering a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Advocacy training each year on the Shasta College campus for interested faculty, staff, students, and volunteer advocates. This course is certified by the California Office of Emergency Services and will be offered in accordance with Shasta College District policy regarding enrollment.
  • Participate in multi-agency planning and intervention services, in full compliance with informed consent and confidentiality limitations and requirements of all partners regarding personally identifying information under the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act). Victim confidentiality will be maintained, through informed consent and interagency release of information agreements.
  • Provide non-identifying demographics and services of clients served at Shasta College for program tracking and evaluation.
  • Maintain domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking brochures, pamphlets, posters, and other educational materials to make available for community partners.
  • Some assistance with Client Services Department in crisis intervention advocacy and response assistance on an as-needed basis for continued hands-on education on DV/SA issues.
  • Some “on-call” crisis line assistance during non-business hours to answer crisis calls, provide crisis intervention, needs assessments, safety planning, education, and referrals to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
  • Meet with Supervisor to discuss and evaluate presentations. Complete and submit all required forms within 72 hours.
  • Assist with Volunteer recruiting, relationship building, training and placement as assigned.

Responsibilities/Duties Client Advocate:

  • Answer crisis phones, providing crisis intervention and referrals.
  • Interview, assess and counsel clients for services as needed.
  • Provide short-term domestic violence and/or sexual assault crisis intervention and peer counseling.
  • Assist with monthly crisis hotline schedule.
  • Participate in a minimum of 2 shifts per month on the crisis hotline.
  • Assist clients with obtaining protective/custody orders through the court.
  • Respond to requests for on-site domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy and accompaniment when requested.
  • Record intake information into ServicePoint database including updating returning client information.
  • Complete and turn in required forms and documentation of services provided.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with community members, agency staff and law enforcement personnel.
  • Perform advocacy services as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend monthly Continuing Education workshops to maintain DV/SA certification.

 

General Functions:

  • Attend and participate in staff meeting and in-service trainings, as required.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information.
  • Maintain confidentiality of business discussed at OSP.
  • Represent the Agency appropriately in both dress and manner.
  • Keep accurate records of hours and submit time sheet at the end of each pay period.
  • Balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of the agency.
  • Function with excellence in time management skills, written, and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate initiative and professionalism in working both as a team member and independently.
  • Relate in a non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive way.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent computer skills. Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft word, excel, and data base programs, social media, and online communication.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain good rapport with staff, board members, volunteers and donors.
  • Knowledge and support of issues as described in OSP’s Mission Statement.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources.
  • Awareness of the various aspects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence.
  • Valid California driver’s license and certificate of insurance.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a 66-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention training (post-hiring requirement) and ongoing completion of continuing education hours to maintain state certification as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate/counselor.
  • Free from any personal involvement with domestic violence and/or sexual assault for one year.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation (fingerprinting) and pre-employment drug testing.
  • Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, reach, twist, use hands/fingers to handle or feel office machinery, lift, carry, push, or pull materials and objects up to 30 lbs. as necessary to perform job functions.

 

One SAFE Place is an At-Will Employer

One SAFE Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer