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Prevention Specialist

Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

San Diego Youth ServicesJOB ANNOUNCEMENTPrevention SpecialistSan Diego Youth Services seeks a Prevention Specialist in the Safe Family Services Program located at our College Heights Youth Center. This is a full-time & exempt position reporting to Program Manager and Director of Services.San Diego Youth Services: - Who we areSan Diego Youth Services has helped improve the lives of more than 780,000 homeless, runaway and vulnerable youth since its beginning in 1970. We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing to more than 28,000 youth every year at 100+ community and school locations. Through prevention, early intervention and treatment, we also help youth before they need higher levels of care or become homeless.We aim to:Meet the basic needs of youth. - Hunger, poverty and youth homelessness are on the rise for many youth and their families today. We help meet these basic needs for youth. What could be more vital than food and shelter? We provide safe places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community centers and housing.Create positive connection. We help youth focus on positive life changes and healthy relationships as part of providing needed resources and services. San Diego Youth Services has long provided foster homes and adoption support services for families considering adopting a youth in the foster care system.Help youth develop life skills. In addition to a range of safe and stable housing options, we offer support to -help youth develop the independent living skills necessary -to become self-sufficient and keep off the streets.Promote overall health and well-being. Early intervention and care for the whole child are critical. We provide a broad continuum of services to help youth overcome trauma and challenges that put them at risk, including -case management, counseling, mental health treatment and educational support and resources.SDYS has a staff of approximately 215 employees and 80 volunteers working across San Diego County and an annual budget of approximately $22 million.You can learn more about us at PROGRAM DESCRIPTION HIRING FORSafe Family Services provides supportive, trauma-informed services for individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as CWS involvement.CONTEXT OF THE POSITION Through the provision of evidence-based domestic and sexual violence curricula, you will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of a diverse population of youth ages 11-18 in community-based and telehealth settings. This position is responsible for facilitating the Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships Program curricula to 6th 8th grade youth and Safe Dates: An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum to 9th 12th grade youth experiencing homelessness, youth formerly or currently engaged with the foster system, youth engaged in juvenile justice or receiving services from SDYS. Through this position, the Prevention Specialist will work collaboratively with parents, including foster and adoptive parents through Dating Matters and Safe Dates parent program supports to build their knowledge and empower them to take action. As an important piece of the overall prevention strategy, The Prevention Specialist will provide extensive training to SDYS staff and volunteers through the Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention Training for Educators. PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or another closely related field, with a minimum of two years experience. Possess knowledge of or complete training in trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment, cultural inclusivity, positive youth development, risk and protective factors, prevention frameworks, and effective presentations. Experience providing comprehensive trauma-informed domestic and sexual violence prevention services, outreach to the community, education and trainings to youth and adults, risk assessments, and linkages with area support and services, especially when victimization is disclosed. Must have or be willing to be trained in 40-hour Domestic Violence counselor training, Mental Health First Aid, Dating Matters Curriculum, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainings. Record keeping, data collection and contract compliance abilities. Must possess excellent oral and written skills and be able to work well autonomously and with a multi-disciplinary team. Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Prezi or have the ability to be trained. Demonstrate ability to work well under pressure, meet multiple and competing deadlines. Cooperate and collaborate with colleagues and supervisors, and positively contribute to the culture of the program and agency. Maintain certification in CPR & First Aid. Willing to complete clearance procedures, including testing for illegal drug use; final offer of hire pending on results of clearances. Must be available to work weekends and evenings as assigned by supervisor and/or as needed. Willingness to use vehicle to drive throughout San Diego County as position is community based. (Mileage reimbursement provided).SDYS EXPECTATIONS
  • Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA. -
  • Welcome and support SDYS volunteers and assist them in accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
  • Effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships.
  • Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.
  • Maintain warm, welcoming and safe work environments.
  • Possess flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.Salary: $41,600/year, plus $1,500 bilingual differential To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on SDYS website.SDYS offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees that includes generous PTO, personal holidays, health, vision, dental, life insurance, parental leave and a 403(b)-retirement plan with matching contribution. - Candidates must be able to follow all the guidelines provided by the agency, government, and health authorities to maintain safety and health when the job requires physical presence and/or contact with others during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the submission of proof of vaccination as mandated by the California Public Health Order. The successful candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. SDYS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. - Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended, all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.Powered by JazzHR

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