Mariposa Safe Families, Inc.
Prevention Specialist Employment Application
PREVENTION SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction and supervision of the Program Director of Mariposa Safe Families, the Prevention Specialist is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of various prevention programs and activities.
Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which affords employment opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, color, religion, national origin, handicap and disability.

Starting Salary: $14.00 per hour

Work hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Benefits: Paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Implement, coordinate and facilitate designated program curriculum and conduct evaluation activities

• Collect data and prepare reports as required for each program

• Plan and Implement monthly activities and events that increase awareness of child abuse and neglect

• Participate in regular committee meetings to ensure coordination and communication between Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. and community partners

• Disseminate information and conduct presentations regarding Child Abuse and Neglect to the community

• Recruit and sustain program participants

• Plan and implement Red Ribbon Week activities to increase community awareness on substance use and abuse

• Conduct Project Respect (PR) committee meetings to ensure coordination and communication between school and community efforts

• Assist with convening and overseeing a community prevention network for prevention strategic planning purposes

• Coordinate training for the community prevention network, PR committee and other prevention partners to ensure ongoing capacity building for prevention efforts

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge of:

• Child Abuse and Neglect risk factors and family engagement

• Working with children and youth to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

• Alcohol and other drug related prevention programs and child abuse prevention fields including youth and family development approaches

• Modern office practices and technology, including record-keeping and filing systems, receptionist/telephone techniques, and the use of computers for word and data processing

• Basic business arithmetic, English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

• Safe work practices

Ability to:

• Pass a background investigation, fingerprinting and a TB test

• Maintain confidentiality as required

• Become familiar with MSF programs, activities and events

• Learn, understand and apply agency policies and procedures

• Work variable hours (occasional evenings and Saturdays)

• Perform work effectively despite frequent interruptions and pressure of deadlines

• Maintain accurate records and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports as required

• Prepare and maintain financial or statistical reports and related documents as needed

• Use a computer and other high-tech audio-visual equipment

• Type accurately at a rate required for successful job performance

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; understand and execute written and oral instructions; organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives from other agencies and organizations and the general public contacted in the performance of required duties and the ability to relate to individuals whose value systems and behaviors may differ from your own

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

This job description is not all-inclusive. Employee may be expected to perform additional duties other than those contained in this document.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

• High School diploma or GED required

• Possession of BA/BS Degree in social service, behavioral science, education or related field preferred. AA/AS or equivalent experience acceptable

Experience:

• One year working with children ages 4-12 in an educational setting

• One year of experience working in a non-profit organization or county agency, responsible for planning, implementing and/or evaluating prevention programs, activities or related assignments

• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

Additional requirements:

• Possession of a valid California driver’s license issued by the State California Department of Motor Vehicles

• Proof of Vehicle Insurance

• Willingness to use personal vehicle for out-of-office travel; travel expenses will be reimbursed at prevailing rate

• Willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary

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