TITLE: Prevention Program Specialist HOURS: 20 – 40 Hours per week SALARY RANGE: $18 - $20.25 per hour DOE SUPERVISOR: SCCAC-HSFRC Executive Director
Summary: The Prevention Program Specialist will be involved with the development, implementation, service delivery and program evaluation of child abuse prevention services. Programming can include; education and coaching/counseling, life skills training, relationships, health, child development as well as a whole variety of activities that support the well-being and resilience of children 0-18 and adults. Programming can be diverse and change as new needs and/or gaps are identified to prevent child abuse and nurture children and their families. Services can be individual or in groups and will include community events as well.
Promote the vision, mission, and purpose of the agency in our efforts to support the health and well-being of children and families.
Represent the SCCAC in all contacts with agencies, clients and community members.
Comply with all federal, state, local, and grant/contract requirements.
1. Provision of direct program services including:
Program Development in collaboration with SCCAC Board, staff, funders, community stakeholders, populations to be served and others.
Implementation of programs and events to the expected fidelity and/or funders’ requirements.
Collect data and complete reporting requirements as the program prescribes.
2. Provision of case management services to include:
setting goals and plan development
knowledge of community resources
collaboration with community stakeholders
3. Maintain and convey sensitivity to each family’s personal and cultural needs. 4. Maintain the confidentiality of client information. 5. Report to Child Protective Services any suspected child abuse and/or neglect. 6. Perform prompt social services referrals and follow-up on families referred. Record all referrals. Provide case management with HSFRC staff and, if appropriate, the staff from other agencies. 7. Maintain accurate records and files to provide demographic information on clients and services for reporting purposes to meet program requirements. 7. Attend community based meetings and events, representing the interests of families. 8. Attend training and informational sessions to stay abreast of new and developing programming, research and evidence based practices that will increase knowledge and skills about serving children and family and the prevention of child abuse. 9. Assist in projects that promote community awareness of child abuse prevention including the development and distribution of educational material. 10. Track and record all hours worked as well as mileage and expenses incurred. 11. Other functions can be variable in a small office where staff back each other up, divide tasks/office chores, and building maintenance.
1.) Must be at least 18 2.) High school diploma or equivalent required. 3.) 1 year of relevant job experience or higher education is required. 4.) College degree in the human services field, preferred. 5.) Excellent verbal/written communication skills, listening skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal skills. 6.) Ability to work with a variety of people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and lifestyles. 7.) Ability to work independently. 8.) Desire and ability to affect change in families. 9.) Must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable vehicle. 10.) Willingness to travel for statewide training. 11.) Knowledge of Sierra County and local area resources. 12.) Spanish speaking is preferred.