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Please see the available positions below.

We are always looking for volunteers/ interns, which is a great way to get your foot in the door!

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Prevention/Education Specialist
Classifications: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Salary: $17-19/hr
Reports To: Program Director

General Responsibilities

As a member of the staff team, the Prevention/Education Specialist is responsible for providing domestic violence and sexual assault education and prevention programming. This position will work closely with the SDVSAS Prevention/Education Coordinator, community leaders, and school partners to build and expand prevention programming.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing a social-change model, provide domestic violence and sexual assault education training at various locations in the community.
  • Provide outreach to local schools and agencies to build rapport and offer services
  • Present a variety of evidence-based curriculum to elementary, middle and high-school age children
  • Assist with awareness campaigns and events
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of prevention groups
  • Develop and provide workshops, education and training to groups, schools, community partners, professionals, etc.
  • Assist with material distribution and outreach for SDVSAS around Skagit County
  • Provide direct services to clients including crisis intervention, advocacy-based counseling, legal and medical advocacy, information and referrals, safety planning, and other supportive services
  • Provide coverage of the 24-hour hotline on a rotating basis and respond when needed, to the shelter, hospitals, court, or Children’s Advocacy Center anytime during those shifts
  • Attend all required staff meetings
  • Participate in training & supervising agency volunteers
  • Adhere to scope of work and reporting requirements of the specific grants funding the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Keep up to date on latest prevention and education requirements and strategies as it relates to both this position and our local schools
  • Research and attend /table at local events where our agency services could be appropriately promoted to the community

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in social services/related field and 2 years’ experience or equivalent of both
  • Successful completion of 42 hours of accredited DV/SA Core Advocacy training upon hire
  • Experience working with youth in a variety of settings
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check
  • Must have a dependable vehicle, valid WA state driver’s license, and proof of insurance
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and must be computer competent
  • Must be willing to follow directions, work independently, and as a team member
  • Ability to handle the stress of crisis work and respond to many demands simultaneously
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Sensitivity and knowledge of the issues regarding domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Must believe in an anti-oppression model and be committed to ending violence against women and all forms of violence
  • Ability to represent the agency to the public in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with           community organizations
  • Ability to be flexible with schedule pertaining to needs for presentations and events at days/times when the agency is closed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of public and private resources in Skagit County
  • Experience with presentations/training
  • Bilingual in Spanish  & English

It is our policy and in accordance with our commitment to eliminate discrimination that Skagit DVSAS provide equal employment opportunities and services to whoever seeks them regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, or other identifier.

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