Prevention Program Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $46,000-$49,000 USD / Year

Website Ed and Nancy Hanenburg Children's Advocacy Center

Job Summary: We know that with adult education, most abuse can be prevented or interrupted. We are looking to add a team member who is passionate about facilitating education and training in our community to strategically raise awareness around child abuse prevention and intervention. The Prevention Program Specialist will be responsible for organizing, supporting and facilitating adult prevention trainings and the Child Abuse Prevention: Kids Have Rights program as directed by the Prevention and Outreach Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in communications, social work, psychology, education or a related field
  • An understanding of child development
  • Reliable transportation for travel throughout Ottawa County to provide training
  • Flexibility in scheduled work hours (nights, weekends, early morning)
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, database and project management software
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and human relations skills including effective intercultural communication, and cultural humility
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners, including effectiveness building relationships and trust with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

Essential Job Functions:

Prevention Education 

  • Become a trained facilitator in prevention education trainings for adults and youth
  • Coordinate, promote and schedule on-line and in person education and prevention programs for adults
  • Prepare and facilitate Child Abuse Prevention: Kids Have Rights (KHR) youth trainings as directed by the Prevention and Outreach Director
  • Work with community partners and facilitate prevention education training including but not limited to law enforcement, faith-based communities, corporations, daycare centers and preschools, school systems, non-profit agencies, cultural organizations, government agencies, parents/caregivers
  • Maintain supplies and materials for prevention programs (adult and youth), including overseeing prevention volunteers
  • Assist with data collection and information tracking
  • Attend community events and collaborations as needed
  • Assist with coordinating activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Other Duties

  • Foster a sense of belonging and ensure an environment where fellow employees, community partners, and students feel respected and valued for their unique traits and contributions
  • Attend regular supervision with the Prevention and Outreach Director
  • Complete on-going training as required for this position
  • Attend staff meetings

Note: Job descriptions are not comprehensive and subject to change based on the needs of the organization. 

The CAC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

To apply for this job email your details to jleeson@cac-ottawa.org