JOIN OUR TEAM:

We Are Hiring! 

Posting Date: June 1, 2021

To apply: Submit a resume and letter of interest via email to
Megan McCarthy, Executive Director, manisteecacdirector@gmail.com

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POSITION TITLE:               Outreach and Prevention Specialist/Advocate

PAY RANGE: $25.00/hour

BACKGROUND CHECK: Extensive

TIME COMMITMENT: Part-Time; 20 hours/week (No Benefits)

FUNDING SOURCE: Grant Funded

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Outreach and Prevention Specialist will work to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of child abuse; support community-wide prevention and outreach efforts with key stakeholders/organizations; educate the community about the steps to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse; develop and deliver a body safety education program for area youth; and educate adults to take action to protect children.

 

This team member will also support the work of the Family Advocate as needed. In this role, he/she will be involved in coordinating intervention services that have been recommended by the MDT members, identifying any barriers that may prevent the family from receiving services, and advocating for immediate service implementation.

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related field with at least five years child welfare experience; and

  2. Ability to work with persons from a variety of backgrounds; and

  3. Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality; and

  4. Working knowledge of local resources and familiarity with issues related to child abuse; and 

  5. Demonstrated commitment to child abuse prevention and the MCCAC’s mission.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Demonstrate understanding of community level public health interventions and violence/abuse prevention

  • Deliver education and outreach programs to community members including youth, caregivers, and adults working in youth-serving organizations

  • Research, develop, and execute a school-based body safety education program

  • Provide training to adults on sexual abuse prevention using the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children model

  • Establish program evaluation tools/procedures and regularly analyze training data to ensure it meets quality performance standards

  • Develop and provide customized trainings tailored to the needs of various target audiences

  • Participate in monthly Local Council conference calls with the Children’s Trust Fund

  • Participate in an advisory council made up of partners from the Child Advocacy Center and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

  • Work cooperatively with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Family Services Outreach Specialist to coordinate prevention efforts as related to child abuse prevention

  • Work with other Child Advocacy Center staff to determine and address the needs of CAC clients and community partners as related to prevention

  • Demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships, inspire and persuade others to protect children as a social responsibility, and work effectively with a wide variety of people

  • Participate in continuing education related to child abuse prevention and stay current on trends and best practices

  • Work with other CAC team members on campaigns and events including Child Abuse Prevention Month, Parenting Awareness, and Infant Safe Sleep.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Conditions of employment with the MCCAC include a thorough background investigation.  Candidates for this position will be required to have dependable transportation available to them without notice.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Sitting for long periods of time, frequent walking, and occasional reaching, bending, kneeling, or stretching is to be expected. Position includes travel within Manistee and Mason counties. The nature of the work also involves manual dexterity to operate office equipment and while keyboarding. An employee will need normal, or corrected to normal, range of sight and hearing and will carry work-related materials up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

 

The above job description is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job. Employees are occasionally required to participate in activities outside of normal business hours.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The Manistee County Child Advocacy Center (MCCAC) is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment.  All personnel actions, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, discipline, termination, and education, recreational, and social programs are administered without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability status, opposition or participation activity protected by applicable law, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service.  Employment decisions, subject to legitimate business requirements of MCCAC, are based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, and performance.