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Elizabeth Freeman Center
43 Francis Avenue
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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Company Description:
Elizabeth Freeman Center provides domestic
violence and sexual assault services and
advocacy in Berkshire County and surrounding
areas. Our services are free and confidential,
and include counseling, safe shelter, court
advocacy, a 24/7 toll-free hotline, and much
more. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.
Prevention Educator
$22.50 Per Hour
Great Barrington, Berkshire County
Full / Part Time
Nonprofit
Education/Training
Social Services
Associate Degree
Nice to have
2+
Preferred
Written and spoken communication - Preference: Required
Drivers license - Preference: Required
Passion for working with youth - Preference: Required

Elizabeth Freeman Center seeks a dynamic, full-time Prevention Educator to provide violence prevention and sex education programming primarily to local students and youth

  • Work directly with youth to offer engaging programming on: healthy relationships and healthy sexuality; preventing teen dating violence, sexual violence, and bullying; and developing youth leadership and bystander awareness
  • Nurture relationships with schools and youth organizations
  • Provide trainings to educators and administrators on responding to youth violence, fostering positive school culture, and addressing implicit bias
  • Offer support, advocacy, assistance, and referrals when students disclose experiences with violence
  • Develop curricula and coordinate trainings
  • Contribute to other outreach and collaboration efforts, including: collaborating with community partners in countywide efforts; attending coalition meetings; offering community education presentations to other service providers and community members; disseminating program outreach materials; and tabling at community events
  • Contribute to social media campaigns
  • Keep excellent records and fulfill all reporting requirements
  • Participate in internal programmatic meetings, supervision, committees, and projects, and complete any additional training recommended by supervisor
  • Maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with youth and adult participants and adhere to strict guidelines and protocols to ensure client confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned to promote agency mission

Work Hours: Part to Full-time.  Daily schedule often aligned with school hours.

Compensation and benefits:  Elizabeth Freeman Center believes in offering all staff: competitive salary and benefits, engaged and dedicated colleagues, training and education in best practices, career development opportunities, openness to innovation, and the opportunity and resources to do meaningful, impactful work.  This position currently begins at $22.50 per hour through June ($6,800/year base) and will increase July 1, plus $1.00/hour increment for bilingual English/Spanish skills, and additional increments for frequently used languages, special skills and education, plus year-end bonuses dependent on funding (generally around $2,500). EFC pays 85% of health insurance premiums and contributes to an FSA. EFC has generous paid leave as well as other benefits.

  • Passion for, and experience in, working with youth
  • Commitment to diversity, social justice, anti-violence, and anti-oppression work
  • Connection to local community
  • Excellent skills in: youth group facilitation, verbal and written communication, computers/technology, organization, and collaboration
  • Ability to work well as a part of a team and independently
  • Must successfully pass Criminal Record Check-CORI, suitability to work with minors check, and have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and reliable transportation

Applying: To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@elizabethfreemancenter.org. Deadline is rolling until the position has been filled.

 

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