Community Prevention Educator

Position Summary

This position helps raise community awareness and improve the response to child abuse in Montgomery County. The Community Prevention Educator will be responsible for delivering trainings to children, child-serving professionals, and community members on child abuse and child abuse prevention strategies. Responsibilities include providing face-to-face delivery of child and adult programs, assisting with developing strategies, implementing program marketing, and building constituent relationships. This position assists Mission Kids’ Director of Prevention Education and Outreach with child abuse education efforts, including but not limited to trainings, speaking engagements, presentations, fairs, and volunteer recruitment. Specific focus will be directed to elementary-aged students, educators, child-serving professionals, community leaders, businesses, and foster care families.

 

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to: Director of Prevention Education

 

Hours: This position is part-time. The times of day and hours may vary. Night-time and weekend availability will be required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Director of Prevention Education and Outreach, serve as liaison for Montgomery County schools and youth-serving organizations seeking child abuse prevention education presentations, outreach activities and materials;
  • In coordination with the Director of Prevention Education and Outreach, serve as the liaison for communities of faith, community groups, and businesses seeking child abuse presentations and/or speakers. Coordinate with other staff when appropriate;
  • In coordination with the Director of Prevention Education and Outreach, assist in developing, implementing and facilitating presentations and trainings
  • Present established curriculum (ROAR Training) for children ages 4-8 in elementary schools, youth groups, day cares, and other youth-serving organizations throughout Montgomery County;
  • Facilitate established program (Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Training) for adults throughout Montgomery County, including parents, caregivers, teachers, community members and for adult professionals who work with youth;
  • Collect pre-tests, post-tests, and presenter evaluations from all education and prevention programs;
  • Enter data collected into database and assist in analyzing the findings;
  • Represent agency, as assigned, at collaborative networks, task force meetings, community events, seminars, etc.;
  • Represent Mission Kids at community fairs, conventions, meetings and speaking engagements and speak publicly about prevention education programs, Mission Kids and child abuse issues.
  • Set up informational displays and ensure that agency is represented at events related to youth and young adults;
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Prevention Education and Outreach, Director of Development, and Development and Outreach Associate when organizing community outreach;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, marketing, communications or related field;
  • Experience with in education, child care, community outreach or marketing, 2-3 years preferred;
  • Experience with Public Speaking and the ability to effectively engage youth and adult audiences;
  • Knowledge of child abuse issues, preferred;
  • Spanish speaking, preferred;
  • Successful completion of background checks which include child abuse history, criminal history and FBI clearances;
  • Valid PA Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
  • Experience with social media a plus;
  • Experience with website management (WordPress) a plus;
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information; including responding appropriately and legally to disclosures of abuse
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions;
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm;
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow;
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels;

 

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed at a variety of locations throughout Montgomery County
  • Travel involved – must have access to a vehicle (agency provides mileage reimbursement)
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • May require lifting up to 40 pounds