Prevention Educator/Survivor Advocate
Prevention Educator/Survivor Advocate
Target Hire Date
08/02/2021 - 19 days to go
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The Healing and Advocacy Collective is seeking a Prevention Educator/Survivor Advocate:
The Healing & Advocacy Collective (H&A) is a college-based program to support students, staff, and faculty who have been impacted by power-based interpersonal violence (PBIV), including abusive relationships and bullying, hazing, stalking and threats, sexual assault and harassment, child abuse and neglect earlier in life, and additional experiences of systemic trauma and harm.
While H&A's priority is to advocate alongside and support people who have experienced/are experiencing PBIV, we also facilitate primary prevention activities including individual knowledge and skill-building, community education, provider training, networking and collaboration, and consultation about organizational practices and policies.
H&A is part of the Social Justice Center (SJC) at Emerson College. As part of the SJC, we identify the ways that PBIV is interconnected with other forms of violence, harm and injustice. We believe that we must collectively work together to address the larger structural roots of power, dominance, and oppression. We are committed to engaging in the work drawing from the lens of joy and liberation, as we envision a world where all communities are committed to community-building, radical care, and justice.
H&A staff includes the Director/Survivor Advocate and the Associate Director/Survivor Advocate. The Prevention Educator/Survivor Advocate will work closely with H&A and SJC staff, and report directly to the director of H&A.
The Prevention Educator/Survivor Advocate will transform the Emerson College culture by supporting people who have experienced PBIV with advocacy-based counseling, and facilitating training and educational workshops for students, staff, and faculty about PBIV, bystander intervention, trauma-informed approaches, anti-oppression and liberation-based strategies.
- Support students, staff and faculty impacted by power-based interpersonal violence (PBIV) with confidential advocacy-based counseling, honoring their self-determination, dignity, individual and community wisdom. Advocacy-based counseling may include supportive listening, safety planning, and discussing resources and options, applying in-depth knowledge, understanding, experience working with and supporting diverse populations (e.g. race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.), and approaches rooted in trauma-informed social justice, racial justice, disability justice, transformative justice, abolition, and liberation.
- Advocate alongside those impacted by PBIV, navigating institutions and systems including academic, employment, financial, housing, healthcare, and legal processes. This includes working in and navigating a complex organization, policies and processes; frequently advising others on complex matters; and expertise in advocacy, prevention, intercultural fluency, higher education, healthcare, legal, government, social services, and non-profit work.
- Conceptualize, plan, facilitate, guide and assess comprehensive, evidence-based primary prevention projects, education and outreach for new undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student organizations and classes. Understand and articulate needs and concerns from a social justice/intersectional/intercultural perspective that incorporates all aspects of identity.
- Develop, coordinate, and facilitate campus-wide training and projects on trauma-informed approaches, application, and primary prevention for College employees and interns.
- Your Other Responsibilities:
- Lead and inspire the Emerson community to become more accessible and equitable through: systems advocacy, policy development and revision, and organizational shifts with a trauma-informed, disability justice, queer, Black feminist, transformative justice, abolition lens.
- Interact with H&A and SJC staff in relationship-building, brainstorms, discussion, planning, facilitating, debriefing, and collaboration.
- Conceive, plan and deliver strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for campus-wide prevention programs.
- Participate in community and professional development activities, learning, developing, and applying new concepts and ideas within complex circumstances and with community members from a variety of backgrounds to transform the campus culture.
- All other duties as assigned, requiring ability to prioritize, adapt and be flexible, navigate new and undefined factors, and shift focus quickly and efficiently.
- Bachelor's degree in social science or related field, or equivalent experience
- Seven years of experience working with people in a social services field
- Demonstrated direct, in-depth knowledge, understanding, and experience working with and supporting diverse populations (e.g. race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.)
- Ability to convey complex information and persuade several diverse stakeholders/audiences across numerous cultures
- Expert at understanding and articulating needs and concerns from a social justice/intersectional/intercultural perspective that incorporates all aspects of identity
- Strong interpersonal, active-listening, relationship-building, written and verbal communication, facilitation, people and project management, conceptual thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Strong creativity, accountability, independent judgement, and initiative
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, trauma-informed approaches, racial justice, disability justice, transformative justice, abolition, and liberation-based approaches
- Ability to work in and navigate a complex organization, policies and processes, frequently advise others on complex matters, and reconcile multiple stakeholder views requiring awareness, respect, and the ability to reconcile cultural differences
- Expertise in identifying and negotiating complex issues, as well as short-term and long-term implications, and problem-solving with limited information or resolutions
- Creativity in identifying, brainstorming, implementing, and evaluating unmet needs, underserved or marginalized communities, and evidence-based, trauma-informed cultural change strategies
- High level of compassion, flexibility, adaptability, balance, self-care, poise, energy, and perseverance
- General familiarity with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet needs of community
- Membership in relevant local, state, or national professional organizations
You'll be preferred if you have:
- Seven or more years of experience working with people impacted by power-based interpersonal violence or other forms of trauma
- Master's degree in social science or related field, or equivalent experience
- Certification/training in related areas, such as rape crisis center counseling/advocacy, domestic violence center counseling/advocacy, social justice, racial justice, disability justice, transformative justice, intercultural fluency, legal advocacy, somatics, expressive arts, education/facilitation, primary prevention, public health, trauma-informed approaches, or social services
- Experience navigating complex and interconnected institutions and systems, such as higher education, healthcare, legal, government, or non-profits
- Experience supervising peer educators, undergraduate and graduate level interns, or staff
- Experience in policy development, training, and implementation
- Experience creating, implementing and assessing projects or programs, creatively meeting unmet needs, encouraging new paradigm shifts and leading to culture change
- Leadership in local, state, or national professional organizations
- Typical office environment
- Ability to sit for long periods
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
- High levels of interpersonal interactions (1:1, small and large groups)
- Ability to multi-task and shift focus with flexibility
- Ability to remain calm in high pressure and crisis situations
- Availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary to best meet needs of community
- Ability to work with a diverse population from a variety of backgrounds, identities, and life experiences
Grade of Position: A17E
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
Hiring Range: $73,550.00 - $77,100.00
To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/Prevention-Educator-Survivor-Advocate_JR002696
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