Youth Educator

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/23/2018

Start Date

09/10/2018

Application Deadline

08/20/2018

Address

Yonkers
New York
United States

Description

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.


Since 1981, the Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) program staff at My Sisters’ Place have worked with Westchester County youth to educate them about the dynamics of dating violence. DVEP empowers youth by providing them with tools to build and support relationships free of abuse. In this new position, MSP seeks to enhance our prevention efforts by providing youth athletes with the tools to build healthy relationships, the ability, vocabulary, and confidence to intervene when witnessing abusive or disrespectful behavior, and to create subsequent opportunities for student athletes to demonstrate visible leadership at their schools and community sports programs.


DUTIES

  • Facilitate short- and long-term teen dating violence prevention workshops in to youth in athletic programs in Westchester County schools and other community athletic programs
  • Develop short-term Healthy Relationships workshops and long-term programs, including curricula development that speaks directly to the experiences of school-aged athletes
  • Facilitate trainings and offer support for coaches, parents of athletes and other youth-serving professionals
  • Manage the scheduling system for workshops and provide outreach and customer service to partnering schools and organizations
  • Enter workshop evaluation data in database and run reports as needed
  • Evaluate outcomes and create monthly, quarterly and annual grant reports
  • Cross-train on job functions related to all DVEP services
  • Provide short-term support, referrals and advocacy on behalf of dating violence survivors
  • Act as a liaison between DVEP and external partners
  • Collaborate with staff across MSP departments
  • Projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor  


MSP general requirements

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree; degree in social work, sociology, gender/women’s studies or education preferred
  • A valid driver’s license, vehicle and willingness to travel extensively throughout Westchester County required
  • Imagination, creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience with adolescents, teen dating violence, positive youth development strategies and/or anti-oppression practices desired
  • Experience working with middle school or high school athletes a plus
  • Strong public speaker, especially in educational and large-group settings
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, computer knowledge preferred
  • Must be willing to work frequent early mornings, and some weekend and evening hours


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references by e-mail to: Brintha Jeyalingam, Director of Community Education and Prevention at: bjeyalingam@mspny.org. My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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