Prevention Specialist

Part-time (32 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

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

Website: www.yourywca.org

Department: Social Justice

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

For over 100 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serve is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new Prevention Specialist in our Social Justice Department.

Reporting to the School-Based Prevention Education & Outreach Program Manager, the Prevention Specialist provides prevention education to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. As an integral member of the Social Justice team, the Prevention Specialist delivers best-practice outreach and education programming to men, women and children at schools and in the community. The Prevention Specialist educates the community on child abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, healthy relationships, gender equity, and the intersection of race, oppression and poverty, 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 as well as to provide concrete tools for reducing the incidence of interpersonal violence and enhancement of protective factors. Implements prevention strategies at individual, relationship, community and societal levels.

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 experience working with boys and young men 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 a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.  

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.This position will temporarily require the candidate to be flexible in a hybrid model of working remote (from home), onsite and in-person within the required service area response time based on job assignment.

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 65-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” in subject line. Posting will continue until 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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