Domestic Violence Community Educator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on November 27, 2017

The Domestic Violence Community Educator is responsible for leading domestic violence awareness and outreach efforts and providing training and technical assistance to professionals who work with individuals experiencing domestic violence.

Awareness activities led by the Community Educator include designing and facilitating culturally and linguistically competent, trauma informed and skills-based trainings on: domestic violence, adolescent relationship abuse, sexual coercion, and other related topics to youth, community residents, and professional staff. The Community Educator is also responsible for coordinating community outreach with the purpose of increasing the levels of awareness of domestic violence, and to offer Latina Domestic Violence Program (LDVP) services and other resources to victims and survivors in the community. This includes supporting and coordinating various Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month events.

The Community Educator will also serve as the organizer and primary instructor for domestic violence trainings for professionals, including the 40-hour domestic violence training for new advocates and additional trainings for medical professionals. The Educator will also lead technical assistance efforts offered to our medical advocacy sites, child welfare partners and city systems.

The Domestic Violence Community Educator will have internal contacts with Congreso staff and external contact with clients, partners, and the community. This position has access to sensitive Congreso information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent Congreso in a professional manner.

The Domestic Violence Community Educator will report directly to the Manager of Latina Domestic Violence Program (LDVP) and will participate in all department activities as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as lead contact and coordinator of all Domestic Violence awareness, outreach, training and technical assistance efforts.
  • Coordinate and conduct trainings, educational workshops/series, and presentations to high-risk youth, families, and professionals about domestic violence, teen dating violence and other related topics.
  • Develop curricula and assessment tools about domestic violence and trauma.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of presentations, community outreach and education materials. Also supports development of bilingual content for various media outlets on behalf of the Agency.
  • Serve as chair or co-chair of Agency committees to plan Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month events.
  • Represents the Agency externally on committees, task forces and collaborative efforts with other agencies assisting victims of domestic violence
  • Responsible for compliance, maintenance and organization of all required data collection materials for education and training goals and outcomes including sign in sheets, pre/post data, questionnaires, and other materials based on determined program design.
  • Provide scheduled hotline coverage and other programmatic support as needed.
  • Supervision of interns and volunteers supporting education, awareness, outreach and training as assigned.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly programmatic narrative and statistical reports. Support the development of funder required reports as assigned.
  • Participate in funder meetings as required
  • Comply with all client confidentiality regulations as specified by the agency, funding source, local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Regularly attend and actively participate in staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Participate in PCM education circles, observations, seminars and training and support integration of PCM framework into all services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Career Pathway: Direct Services/Leadership)

All Staff Competencies

  • Basic understanding of Congreso’s mission, vision, values, programs and services, and business plan.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the targeted community needs and demographics.
  • Understanding of legal criteria for issues such as confidentiality, domestic abuse, child abuse, and mandated reporter requirements.
  • Ability to provide nonviolent intervention with a high level of ethical standards of conduct, cultural sensitivity and within appropriate boundaries and limits.
  • Ability to effectively use standard office equipment.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.
  • Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, UNIDAD, and customized databases.
  • Adheres to all Congreso and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Attends all Congreso in-services as required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

About Congreso

Congreso is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

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