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Prevention Educator 

$19 an hour

Job Announcement: November 2017

Prevention Educator: Prevention Club Facilitator

About the Agency:

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide ongoing advocacy, support and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse; and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education. The MCRCC has been providing prevention, education, crisis intervention, advocacy and therapy throughout Monterey County since 1973.

Rape Prevention Education Program: The Rape Prevention Education Program (RPE) provides information to middle school, high school and college aged students, as well as, parents, teachers and school staff. The RPE program also includes single gender clubs for high school students, MyStrength for male students and My Life for female students. Currently, the MCRCC is seeking a prevention educator to assist with the mentoring and facilitation of its My Life and/or MyStrength clubs at the following high schools : Seaside, Marina, Salinas, Gonzales, Everett Alvarez and North Monterey County.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Facilitate, recruit and mentor high school students to participate in the My Life and MyStrength Clubs;
Schedule and provide presentations to middle, high school and college students on the spectrum of sexual violence;
Provide space and time for students to meet after presentations and club meetings to address individual needs, including disclosure of child abuse;
Make FCS/law enforcement reports with awareness and sensitivity to the impact of these reports on child, family and school;
Maintain statistics for RPE services monthly, prepare reports as required;
Work closely with RPE program staff to maintain and strengthen MCRCC relationships with community partners;
Assist with advocate trainings, board and staff training, fundraising events and monthly advocate meetings;
Attend meetings, conferences, agency functions, fundraisers, events, and other job-related events as required;
Provide crisis intervention, phone/in-person counseling, intake and advocacy services, as needed;
Maintain confidentiality of all client information;
Perform agency and program administrative and operational tasks as needed;
Uphold and adhere to the policies and bylaws of the organization;
Remain current with news, new legislation, reporting laws, violence prevention, child abuse and sexual violence research in general;
Report regularly to the Deputy and otherwise to insure that s/he is fully informed of all program activities;
Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Deputy Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Previous experience working with children/youth required;
Excellent public speaking skills;
Ability to effectively present sensitive topic materials to a wide range of audiences;
Must enjoy working with children/youth;
Understanding of child abuse and sexual assault, and commitment to ending sexual violence;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Must have the ability to establish rapport with diverse audiences, and be sensitive to diverse groups;
Familiarity with Monterey County and community resources;
Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks;
Strong leadership skills;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor, or willingness to complete training;
Ability to use relevant technology;
Willing to work flexible hours including some evenings, early mornings and weekends as needed;
Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and carry vehicle insurance;
Oral and written fluency in English required, Spanish preferred.

This position is non-exempt, 40 hours a week at $19/hour

Requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

Application process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references (preferably by 11/30/17) to:

Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

c/o Lauren DaSilva

P.O. Box 2630

Monterey, CA 93942

Phone: 831.771.0411/ Fax: 831.771.0105

E-mail: lauren@mtryrapecrisis.org

The MCRCC strongly encourages individuals who can represent one or more underserved populations in Monterey County (e.g., people of color, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, immigrants, etc.) to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 /hour

Required experience: working with children: 3 years

Preference will be given to applications received by 11/30/2017, but MCRCC may consider applications submitted after that date.