Prevention Advisory Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $48,000
Maximum: $53,000
Details: Annually

Published

10/10/2018

Start Date

11/26/2018

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

Houston
Texas
United States

Description

LOVE146 VISION: The abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.

LOVE146 MISSION:  ABOLITION & RESTORATION! We combat child trafficking & exploitation with the unexpected and restore survivors with excellence.

LOVE146’s COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: Love146 seeks to enhance the innovation and creativity, greater productivity and employee satisfaction that derive from a well-managed, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We acknowledge that this is an important area for growth as an organization.

REPORTS TO: Director of Prevention

SALARY: $48,000 - $53,000

STATUS: 40 hours/week

LOCATION: Houston, TX

TRAVEL: The Prevention Advisory Specialist will be required to travel significantly, with 8-14 domestic trips per year (primarily within Texas) and local travel throughout Greater Houston.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: November 26, 2018

OVERVIEW: The Love146 Prevention Advisory Specialist will work in close collaboration with the TX Prevention Project Manager, the Director of Prevention, and other team members to execute a comprehensive strategy for Love146’s prevention initiatives in the United States.

This role will be critical to establishing effective, evidence-based programming that will contribute to Love146’s vision to end child trafficking and exploitation. As the Prevention Advisory Specialist, you will invest significant energies in the implementation and scaling of Not a Number, Love146’s child trafficking prevention curriculum in Texas, and will engage with and train strategic partners to employ an effective, integrated prevention strategy in Texas.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: We’re seeking candidates who excel in building the skills of youth and professionals, are results-oriented, and have strong training skills.

You are a trainer. A coach. Someone who is energized by serving as a professional resource. You thrive when facilitating trainings with youth and professionals, and enjoy using your strengths to build the resilience and capacity of others.

You are committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and are able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. You combine your deep technical aptitude with your ability to effectively tailor a message to educate and energize a variety of audiences. You are confident in your ability to quickly shift gears between details and vision, issue and solution, and learning and execution.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Program Development, Monitoring, and Evaluation (15%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Prevention and others, assist in developing program strategies that support the successful pursuit of identified strategic program goals.
  • Monitor the results of Love146’s prevention activities and provide input on modifications that will maintain or increase high individual impact and systemic change. 
  • Collaborate with the Prevention Training and Resource Manager to support the ongoing development and evaluation of Love146’s prevention deliverables, including the Not a Number curriculum, training models (e.g., facilitator certification training and training of trainers), technical assistance, and other resources for youth, professionals, and caregivers.   

Program Coordination (15%)

  • Work in collaboration with the Love146 team to execute Love146’s prevention initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the TX Prevention Project Manager to maintain, strengthen, and develop relationships with key stakeholders in Texas.
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to facilitate a collaborative approach to prevention efforts in Texas, and actively engage in strategic collaborative meetings.
  • Represent Love146 at high-level meetings, conferences, and other external events.

Training and Technical Assistance (40%)

  • Research, conduct outreach, and participate in exploratory meetings to identify and cultivate relationships with potential partners in Texas.
  • Facilitate 8-12 Not a Number trainings on an annual basis.
  • Coordinate with appropriate team members to provide ongoing training and technical assistance to facilitators and trainers using Not a Number, including quarterly webinars, annual training and learning collaboratives, coaching on facilitation strategies, and assistance in leading group activities.
  • Liaise with and provide presentations and training to professionals working with youth.

Not a Number Direct Implementation (15%)

  • Implement Not a Number with a minimum of 250 youth on an annual basis in a variety of settings.
  • Identify and develop relationships with service providers that will provide resources to reduce the vulnerability and/or re-victimization of at-risk and exploited youth.

Reporting and Team Interaction (10%)

  • Provide regular updates to the Director of Prevention and other team members as appropriate.
  • Maintain individual documentation and evaluations; contribute quantitative and qualitative data for internal (e.g., quarterly and annual reports) and external (e.g., grants) reports.
  • Communicate program success and stories to assist Love146’s development and communications teams in conveying the program and sustaining/securing program funding.
  • Provide input on Love146’s prevention strategy and growth needs.

Professional Development (5%)

  • Maintain a strong understanding of human trafficking and exploitation in the United States, remain current on relevant research and empirical literature, and actively pursue opportunities to learn and evaluate best practices for prevention programming and curriculum.
  • Remain current on best practices in group facilitation and training through research, professional development, and other learning opportunities.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE


  • Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, or comparable degree in social sciences, education, or related field will be considered.
  • Three years experience working with children in social service or education related field; experience working with at-risk/exploited youth is preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of experience facilitating group activities with adolescents; classroom experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years facilitating professional trainings; experience training trainers preferred.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with community and government agencies, schools, minority-population youth, and parents/caregivers.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and maturity in cross-cultural interactions.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


  • Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field, including effective prevention practices and a thorough understanding of human trafficking in the U.S.
  • Understanding of the factors that increase youth’s risk to human trafficking.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and effective training and coaching practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; develop, present, and promote projects.
  • Demonstrate use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage youth, professional, and parent/caregiver engagement.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently; to be flexible while still achieving goals.
  • Ability to work independently, establishing both short and long-term objectives.
  • Ability to manage stress and express self-care concerns.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet applications (e.g., Google Drive).
  • Highly motivated, organized, and possessing a professional demeanor, as well as having a sense of compassion for youth at risk of, or surviving, human trafficking.
  • A learner, with a strong appreciation for collaboration.


WORKING CONDITIONS


The incumbent must spend long hours sitting and/or standing, using office equipment and performing computer operations, which requires intense mental and visual concentration and eye-hand coordination. The incumbent will spend significant time conducting trainings off-site, which will require regular air and automobile travel. The incumbent is located in a busy, open office area with regular interruptions which may cause stress. The incumbent is required to deal with a wide variety of people on various issues and will work directly with at-risk and exploited children.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested by individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ambulate on rough surfaces and climb stairs.
  • Endure long periods of driving/flying.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Lift or move up to 50 lbs.


Love146 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Proficiency in English required
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

https://love146.org/employment/

To apply for this role, please visit our website: https://love146.org/employment/


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