Prevention Specialist (Bilingual)

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

Hourly Base Pay:  $23.41; Bilingual: $0.50 an hour

Location: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112

Department: Social Justice

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Prevention Specialist educates the community on child abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, healthy relationships, gender equity, the intersectionality of racial justice, and the tools available to individuals and/or communities to minimize the traumatic impact of these issues. The Prevention Specialist works to raise societal awareness about these issues and provide concrete tools for reducing the incidence of interpersonal violence and enhancement of protective factors.

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.

Candidates must have experience working with underrepresented and/or underserved communities. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team with flexibility, initiative and a sense of humor; and the ability prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience in confidential data management and record keeping.

The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus. Knowledge of promotores/promotoras programming is a plus. Bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are required (Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese strongly preferred).

Work hours are primarily days. Schedule TBD. Delivery of service may include overtime to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Susceptible to compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 75-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to hr@yourywca.org with “Prevention Specialist (Bilingual)” in subject line. Posting will continue until the position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone.

Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

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