Community Educator - ARC - Closing: Open Until Filled
- - ACFS
- Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The Community Educator, under the direction of the Advocacy Resource Program Manager, is responsible for the development and presentation of education, outreach, and prevention activities regarding domestic violence, teen dating violence, stalking and sexual assault throughout the 7 county service area. The position determines, develops, coordinates and administers culturally sensitive anti-violence services to individuals and groups and for implementing specific, grant funded activities and projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Develops and implements effective and culturally sensitive strategies for outreach to Native American community.
- Assists with the planning and implementation of departmental education and outreach goals.
- Develops media, outreach and education materials to widely reach Native American community.
- Plans, organizes and conducts outreach activities such as conferences, events, forums, focus groups and support groups on domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and stalking.
- Provides educational workshops and trainings to community groups and service providers.
- Tracks and evaluates departmental outreach, education and prevention efforts.
- Maintains resource library, educational materials and audio visual aids.
- Provides back up general office support, including scheduling appointments, filing, answering the phone and greeting visitors.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Researches educational materials for purchase.
- Attends various meetings and conferences.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers and outside vendor/service providers.
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, driving, typing; occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, manual handling, use of smell and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent client contact and potential exposure to high risk and volatile situations, infectious exposure, needles/syringes and equipment use.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Social Services preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working in the social service field or with a victim services program required of which 1 year of experience is working in legal or court setting.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must have a valid driver license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual license review and insurability standards. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In depth knowledge of domestic and sexual violence required. Familiarity with workshop facilitation required. Must be able work with wide variety of community participants including middle and high school aged youth. Must have knowledge of and ability to use a variety of technical reference sources from local, state and national domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence information networks. Must have excellent public speaking skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks from multiple assignments. Must have advanced oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must have and apply sound judgment and personal initiative under duress and able to maintain effective working relations with the public and co-workers. Must be able to handle client service and public relations issues and concerns. Must be able to work with individuals and agencies with a wide variety of backgrounds. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.