Goal Statement: To provide technical assistance and training, and to facilitate communication forums around the topic of sexual violence prevention with an emphasis on primary prevention using a community development model.
RESONSIBILITES AND DUTIES:
Provide technical assistance, consultation, support, and information and referral to sexual assault service providers relevant to prevention programming.
Ø Enhance operation of the Prevention Resource Center: collect, develop, and disseminate needed prevention resources to the sexual assault field.
Ø Provide technical assistance, consultation, support, and information and referral to Community Sexual Assault Programs relevant to prevention programming.
Ø Provide specific technical assistance and support to identified sexual assault prevention projects (funded through the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy) for sexual assault prevention efforts.
Ø The development of materials (in any media) that increase the capacity of service providers in implementing sexual violence prevention.
Ø Write and produce Prevention Resource Center materials, such as Partners in Social Change, Prevention Tips, and The Prevention Review.
Ø Ensure distribution of materials to appropriate recipients.
Ø Compile emerging, promising, and best practice information as it relates to sexual violence prevention in Washington State.
Ø Ensure that WCSAP Prevention Resource Center materials are accessible to a broad constituency and represents the diversity of all stakeholders.
Develop communication forums
Ø Create and implement forums (conference calls, webinars, electronic communities, etc.) focused on sexual violence prevention.
Ø Identify topics for discussion and coordinate contacts among the groups.
Ø Provide systems advocacy, which enhances the level of efforts, focused on sexual assault prevention.
Ø Design and coordinate relevant training and networking opportunities.
Provide coordination, support and training opportunities
Ø Plan or co-plan the implementation of program activities such as trainings and meetings.
Ø Assist other agencies in their development of training opportunities.
Support WCSAP Capacity Development
Ø Develop and implement a Prevention Services Program through a programmatic work plan developed yearly and evaluated quarterly
Ø Obtain a minimum of 12 hours of on-going training relevant to responsibilities and duties
Ø Participate in statewide and national committees which focus on sexual assault prevention services
Ø Attend staff meetings, board of directors meetings, and annual conference – as requested
Ø Assist with other projects or duties as requested by supervisor
Ø Other tasks as necessary to carry out WCSAP’s mission and work – as assigned by supervisor
· An understanding of and agreement with WCSAP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change
· Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus 2 years progressively responsible experience, or a combination of 6 years relevant education, training, and experience
· Two years experience in relevant prevention provision
· Knowledge of WA State sexual assault prevention services standards
· Comprehensive knowledge of at least two of the following frameworks: sexual violence prevention, social change concepts, public health model and community development/mobilization strategies
· Experience with technical writing and the development of materials
· Basic knowledge of program development training, organizational consultation, and technical assistance
· Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups
· Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
· Articulate and knowledgeable as a trainer or public speaker
· Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and trainings
· Demonstrated ability to work independently.
· Ability to travel as needed.
· Knowledge of the intent of the Washington Statewide Sexual Assault Prevention Committee’s recommendations.
· 30 hours of WCSAP-certified or approved initial sexual assault advocacy training
· Moderate to advanced computer skills, especially related to technical writing, research, and word processing.
· Experience with the development of newsletters.
· Interest and work style that embraces working with community members to build awareness, understanding and a commitment to ending sexual violence.
· Knowledge of adult learning styles and applicable models
· Experience using diverse media (such as social media, social networking, video or audio) to communicate ideas and foster community.
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