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Job Announcement: May 2018
Temporary Prevention Educator: MyStrength Club Facilitator June 2018 to January 2019
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 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 MyStrength clubs for male students at the following high schools: Seaside, Marina, Salinas, and Gonzales.
Facilitate the MyStrength Clubs at four high schools throughout Monterey County;
Recruit high school students to participate in the MyStrength Clubs and mentor them throughout their participation;
Schedule and provide presentations to middle, high school and college students about 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.
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;
Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 lbs
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 and is temporary from June 2018 to January 2019.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references by June 30, 2018 to:
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
c/o Lauren DaSilva
P.O. Box 2630
Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: 831.373.3955/ Fax: 831.373.3389
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.