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Prevention Educator

Feb 23, 2021
new beginnings
New Beginnings
Seattle
PREVENTION EDUCATOR

During the COVID pandemic, most Social Change Program services are done remotely. We will return to on-site work once it is safe do so.

New Beginnings strives to build a meaningful, welcoming, and equitable workplace, inclusive of diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives. New Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer. Survivors, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ people strongly encouraged to apply.

New Beginnings values your lived experience. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your abilities relative to this position along with your resume to info@newbegin.org. Open until filled. Additional agency information available at www.newbegin.org. Program specific information can be found at teen.newbegin.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Regularly facilitate healthy relationship curriculum and dating violence prevention trainings to teens in middle and high schools, and to relevant community members. Pilot a Healthy Relationships Zone approach in one Seattle middle school, inclusive of the creation and mentorship of a Teen Leadership Council. Serve as an adult ally/liaison to teens engaged in prevention work.

REPORTS TO:
Social Change Program Manager

HOURS: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday, occasional evening hours

COMPENSATION: $21.86 per hour with medical, dental & vision benefits; monthly paid trainings; training allowance; paid leave; life insurance; retirement contribution. This is a non-exempt position.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Prevention Education and Youth Engagement (85%)
• Facilitate semester long Crushin’ It healthy relationship curriculum with middle school students in small group settings within Seattle Public Schools.
• Facilitate healthy relationship workshops and trainings for youth with the goal of recruiting for deeper involvement in prevention efforts.
• Facilitate trainings for adult allies (teachers, counselors, parents, youth workers, etc.) to build community capacity to foster and support healthy relationships in youth.
• Participate in local prevention coalitions and stay informed on current trends and best practices in the prevention field.
• Build and sustain partnerships with schools, youth serving organizations, and other relevant community members, organizations and institutions.
• Pilot a Healthy Relationships Zone initiative in one Seattle middle school, involving the education and activation of students, teachers, counselors and parents.
• As part of the Healthy Relationships Zone effort, organize and recruit for a Teen Leadership Council that will serve as peer leaders in their school and inform New Beginnings’ prevention efforts.
• Provide support and facilitation as an adult ally at Teen Leadership Council meetings.
• Collaborate with and supervise volunteers and interns as needed.
• Collaborate with New Beginning’s Youth and Family Advocates to deepen agency prevention work.
• Help ensure that agency prevention efforts advance anti-racist/anti-oppression practices and promote equity.
• Be prepared to provide immediate emotional support, safety planning and referrals to young people who disclose relationship violence during their participation in agency prevention efforts.

Data Collection (5%)
• Enter accurate prevention education and Teen Leadership Council data into relevant agency spreadsheets and the funder database.

Teamwork and Professional Development (10%)
• Actively contribute to a positive team environment to ensure the collaboration needed for provision of high-quality prevention efforts.
• Participate in Social Change team meetings, monthly all staff meetings, and agency trainings.
• Participate in other relevant community trainings for continued education and professional development.
• Document trainings to ensure compliance with Washington Administrative Code training requirements.
• Participate in agency committees as interested or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of domestic/dating violence and its impact on adults, teens, and children.
• Commitment to the mission of New Beginnings and to the needs to domestic violence survivors.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and a clear understanding of systems of power and oppression as they relate/contribute to gender-based violence.
• Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with young people.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth served.
• Experience developing and facilitating educational trainings and presentations designed for youth.
• Experience working with adolescents who have experienced trauma a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly with diverse groups and communities.
• Strong networking skills and demonstrated experience developing and sustaining community partnerships.
• Demonstrated computer literacy - including power point, excel, word, zoom, social media, etc.
• Self-starter with strong organizational skills.
• This position requires travel to different locations in Seattle/King County and Shoreline. Must have reliable access to transportation.
• Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Notes:
• Candidates will be asked to deliver a 5-minute educational presentation/demo during the interview.
• The required experience above does not need to come from a professional or academic setting. Personal and community experience is just as valuable – often more so.


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