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Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.:

Prevention Education Specialist

Full Time – 40 hours/week

Role and Responsibilities:

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. 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 anti-violence agencies. This position will be responsible for assisting with 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.

Duties include:

  • Stay up-to-date on research-based sexual violence prevention strategies and programs
  • Conduct community outreach and presentations of prevention program to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle , and high schools, alternative school settings, local businesses, and other anti-violence agencies in the service area
  • Assist with prevention program curriculum development
  • Research effective prevention practices best-suited within community readiness and needs
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities regarding prevention of sexual violence
  • 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

Preferred Skills:

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Conflict Resolution or Facilitation Skills
  • Commitment to social change
  • Creativity

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) 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.

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

Salary $36,210