Prevention Education Coordinator (Contract Position)

 

Position: Prevention Education Coordinator (Contract Position)

Full Time Equivalency: PT, Non-Exempt

Hours/Week: Approximately 24 hours per week. This is a one-year, contract position.

Compensation range: $25 hourly 

Reports to: Prevention Program Director

 

Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities.  YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life.

 

Mission: YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women,

and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

 

YWCA Utah is an equal employment opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

 

Contracting Position Summary

The Prevention Education Coordinator schedules and facilitates evidence-based, culturally-informed violence prevention education in school and community settings throughout Salt Lake County. This individual enhances protective factors (e.g., sense of community support/connectedness) and reduces risk factors (e.g., lack of non-violent problem solving skills, family conflict, cultural norms accepting of aggression) across the individual-, relationship-, community-, and societal-levels of the local community through teaching social emotional skills, healthy relationship behaviors, and bystander intervention strategies. Coordinator helps others understand that gender-based violence intersects with many related forms of violence, harm, and oppression. This individual is committed to furthering social justice and has experience working with marginalized populations.

 

Essential Contract functions

  1. Develops relationships with partner agencies and school districts. Acts as an anchor for the Prevention Program and fields inquiries about collaborations/presentations.
  2. Trains in the range of evidence-based curricula used by YWCA Utah. Adapts existing presentations to meet educational requests and produces new presentations as necessary. Seeks out the most appropriate tools available to promote community health and wellbeing.
  3. Capable of delivering curricula and trainings over virtual platforms, and engaging people of various ages, identities, and backgrounds in an online environment. With appropriate safety precautions, may be asked to deliver in-person
  4. Implements evidence-based, universal prevention education in school and community settings. Enhances social emotional competencies and healthy relationship skills among the general population of youth in Salt Lake County.
  5. Implements evidence-based, culturally-informed prevention education in school and community settings. Enhances social emotional competencies and healthy relationship skills among marginalized-identity youth in Salt Lake County.
  6. Facilitates introductory bystander intervention trainings. Eventually facilitates debriefing sessions for trained individuals to reiterate knowledge, continue skill-building, and discuss intervention successes and barriers. Considers how the bystander approach can be tailored to marginalized individuals and community groups.
  7. Delivers pre- and post-surveys to program participants for baseline assessment and to measure gains in knowledge and applied skills following program delivery.
  8. Coordinates with local partners to carry out prevention marketing campaigns as well as awareness campaigns for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  9. Remains up to date with local victim services and is prepared to support prevention program participants who disclose abuse as per relevant laws and confidentiality mandates, in a victim-centered, trauma-informed manner.
  10. Attends YWCA Utah affinity groups and promotes primary prevention knowledge.
  11. Represents YWCA Utah at state, county, and local prevention coalitions, and seeks out additional opportunities to build collaborative community partnerships.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Upholds and acts in accordance with the mission of the organization, vision, values and strategic direction of the organization.
  2. Demonstrates commitment to understanding and using Sanctuary Model principles, language, and tools in daily work.
  3. Models YWCA community standards and encourage program participants and other staff to follow them.
  4. Understands and follows all established organizational and program related policies, procedures and protocols.
  5. Keeps all records necessary to ensure that work is conducted in accordance with agency, contractual, and legal requirements. Records are expected to be complete, accurate, and timely.
  6. Satisfactorily performs all duties outlined in this job description.
  7. Maintains all certifications and licensing related to role, program licensing, and grant standards including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers Permit, LCSW/CSW/SSW, etc.
  8. Attends all required staff meetings, individual and/or group supervision, agency-wide staff and other trainings, as well as any other meetings and activities as requested.
  9. Monitors campus security in collaboration with all staff to protect the safety and well-being of program participants, staff, and visitors.

Competencies & Essential Skills:

  • Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members and co-workers. Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond effectively to difficult situations.
  • Time Management: Ability to multi-task and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
  • Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a multi-disciplinary and multi-programmatic organization and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of anti-racism, gender equity, and violence against women.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement and problem solving techniques in the decision-making process.
  • Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies. Experience using Canva or other design software a plus.
  • Commitment to mission: Demonstrates commitment to YWCA Utah’s mission and philosophy. Actively engages in YWCA Utah’s anti-racism work.
  • Compliance: Adheres to YWCA Utah’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within the scope of the work.

 

Ideal contracting candidates will have the following:

  1. Welcoming & inclusive personality.
  2. General knowledge of direct victim services, gender-based violence issues; gender and race equity, from a feminist perspective; familiarity with marginalization by gender identity and sexual orientation a plus.
  3. Understanding of equity, anti-oppression/anti-racism and trauma-informed philosophies.

 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a combined 4 or more years of education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, counseling, or women’s and gender studies preferred but not required. If you do not have a college degree, the following education and experience levels are preferred:

Minimum 4 years of progressive experience in field of victim services, education, or community organizing efforts. Delivery of prevention-oriented, health promoting education in school or community settings preferred.

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college plus 2 or more years’ experience.
  • High school diploma plus 4 or more years of relevant demonstrated experience.
  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification preferred but not required. May have the opportunity to attain certification in the role.
  • Trained as Sexual Assault Counselor via Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s 40-hour Training, or commits to completing training within 2 months from hire date.
  • An understanding of, and agreement with, YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.
  • Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing) required, native Spanish-speaking preferred.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis. Weekday availability required; some weekends and evenings required.
  • Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
  • Demonstrated experience functioning in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
  • Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
  • Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
  • If driving on business, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.

 

Physical/Sensory Demands

Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable office environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for long periods of time; use computer to enter data; use telephone to converse with customers and employees; walk and stand for long periods of time; perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement.  Travel to attend conferences, training, outreach and other events occurs routinely.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

YWCA Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process due to disability, it is available upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

How to apply: Via Bamboo

Closes: September 27, 2021

For questions contact: Deidrene Crisanto, HR Coordinator, dcrisanto@ywcautah.org