Rural Prevention Educator | Position Description
YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The Rural Prevention Educator is responsible for assuring that outreach and trainings on intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking to partners, first responders, schools, community members, and victims/survivors. This position is located in Preble County, Ohio and services both Preble county and rural Montgomery County. This person supports the mission, vision, and values of YWCA Dayton.
- Prepares and delivers curriculum and materials for education, trainings and presentations.
- Conducts prevention education and trainings for rural middle/high schools, first responders, partner agencies, additional rural population serving agencies, and community members.
- Implements the Batterers’ Intervention Program, Safe Bars, Sexual Health Supply program, and Cultivating Relationship through Education on Wellness and Sexuality, by and for Students program.
- Actively participates in state prevention workgroups.
- Conducts outreach and awareness presentations on intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to partners, first responders, schools, and community members.
- Conducts psychoeducation to anyone impacted by intimate partner violence including victims/survivors.
- Provides quality customer service to all seeking services.
- Maintains thorough and up to date knowledge of YWCA Dayton service areas including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking and participates in regular trainings.
- Assists agency management in preparation of program reports, grants and other documents.
- Assists in developing and ensuring implementation of all program policies and procedures; maintaining records and compliance. Participates in policy reviews, strategic planning, and program analysis for outcome achievement and client satisfaction.
- Works to establish effective working relationships with other agencies in the communities served.
- Performs other tasks as assigned and required by program goals and objectives.
EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in human services, mental health counseling, education or related fields required.
- 2-3 years of experience in intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or related human service field.
- Prioritize anti-oppression principles to uphold the mission in all aspects of programming.
- Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet the needs of various stakeholders.
- Flexibility, creativity, self-motivation and the ability to establish rapport with a culturally diverse population.
- Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, perform crisis intervention, etc.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:
- Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
- Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
- Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
- Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.
- Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods.
- Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
- Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work.
- Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
- Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
- Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
- Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
- Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
- Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
ANTICIPATED SALARY AND BENEFITS:
- $40,000 annually
- Health, dental and vision coverage
- Paid parental leave
- Generous PTO and holiday pay
- Life and AD&D insurance
- Long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- YWCA Retirement Fund
YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.
- Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
- Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
- Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
- Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
- Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18, and AMEND Together, an in-school prevention education program that works to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and girls
YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.