Sexual Assault Community Educator, Family Resources
Family Resources is looking for a diverse, innovative, and passionate Sexual Assault Community Educator. This position will facilitate prevention education in schools and in the community in Rock Island and Mercer Counties and provides comprehensive trauma informed and survivor centered services to survivors of sexual assault. Under the leadership of the Survivor Services Supervisor, they collaborate with their team to meet the goals of providing quality survivor services, increasing survivor identification, increasing access to services, and increasing referrals. They will keep up to date on CDC guidelines for prevention education and will participate in ongoing adaptation and implementation of the agency’s prevention program to these guidelines.
Position Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evenings/weekend responsibilities
40 Hour Salaried Position
Comprehensive Benefits Offered
Location: Moline Office, will cover Rock Island, and Mercer Counties
Mandatory on call rotating schedule
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Keep up to date on CDC guidelines for prevention education and participate in webinars and discussions as applicable in order to maintain update to knowledge.
Ensure free, voluntary, non-discriminatory, accessible and trauma-informed services for all clients.
Immediate crisis counseling, safety planning, and information and referral.
Leadership in the community in communicating the unique experiences and needs of survivors who are seeking medical care, criminal justice intervention, or other services.
Maintain a working knowledge of hospital and police procedures as they relate to sexual abuse and trafficking survivors.
Maintain a working knowledge of the child abuse laws and reporting procedures in Illinois
On call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis with other staff members outside of normal office hours and as determined necessary.
Maintain confidentiality of survivors and provide services to survivors.
Deliver presentations and/or trainings in the community and elementary, middle and high schools on prevention strategies regarding sexual assault/abuse, sexual harassment, bullying, safe/unsafe touch, internet safety, date/acquaintance rape, sexual assault 101, risk reduction, date rape drugs, child sexual abuse (signs & symptoms, prevention of) and other topics upon request.
Develop and maintain relationships with community stakeholders.
Train and educate on the bystander approach.
Work with organizations on revising and/or developing policies to ensure alignment with promoting social norms and decreasing sexual violence.
Utilize curriculum to facilitate conversations on preventing sexual violence in the community.
Keep an open flexible schedule to meet the needs of the community, survivors, and the program.
Provide appropriate information using the language or means of communication of the survivor when possible, including ability to access the linguistically appropriate resources to meet non-English speaking clients’ needs.
Complete annual continuing education requirements governed by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA).
Participate and attend ICASA meetings around the state as required.
Possess the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied culture, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Demonstrate civil and respectful behaviors valued within the organization.
Attend essential community meetings as determined.
Provide and accept ideas and suggestions in a constructive and helpful manner.
Exhibit good teamwork; is approachable cooperative and contributes to an overall positive and productive work/team environment.
Possess the ability to utilize existing resources and learn to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs.
Demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Strive for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and upholding program values.
Complete documentation for all funding sources related to the position.
Input daily services into the data entry system by the noted deadline each week.
Assess effectiveness of services provided and make adjustments to service delivery as needed.
Understand the issues related to the decision making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent survivor services experience. With 3 years of experience working in the human services field with survivor services experience preferred.
Must have current proof of car insurance, able to pass driving background check and have reliable transportation.
Bilingual and/or bi-cultural applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
About Family Resources
At Family Resources, we believe in strengthening children, families, and individuals in our community - it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Family Resources has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and survivor services. We recognize that these children, families, and individuals come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach them where they are right now.
Family Resources offers a comprehensive benefits package, excellent wages, and opportunities for growth & advancement!
Equal Opportunity Employer that thrives on Diversity!
Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at Phone: (563) 468-2348 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Apply at: www.famres.org/careers