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11 Jan 2023

Full-Time Knox/Waldo Rural Advocate

aclements – Posted by aclements Belfast, Maine, United States

Job Description

Title:  Knox/Waldo Rural Advocate 

Job Status: Regular, Full Time (40hrs/ week); ($18/hr; Annual Salary $37,440 plus benefits) 

Office Location: SASSMM Belfast Office, with remote work from home, as possible. 

Primary Responsibility: To provide school based and community-based education and direct assistance and support to victims/survivors of sexual violence in Knox and Waldo Counties, with possible back up response to serve Eastern Cumberland (Brunswick, Harpswell, and surrounding Islands) Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties, as needed. 

Representative Duties: 

Prevention Education 

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of curricula and materials used in SASSMM’s education programming 
  • Implement educational programs and trainings in Knox/Waldo schools (with students, faculty, administrators, and relevant school department staff). 
  • Develop trainings and materials for community education programs with broader community partners and underserved populations (older adult providers, childcare providers, LGBTQIA, faith communities etc.), in Knox/Waldo Counties, as needed. 
  • Facilitate student or community support groups or client drop-in hours in SASSMM affiliated schools/community settings, as needed 
  • Work as part of a collaborative Education Team; meeting regularly to plan your work and strategize best practices in prevention education throughout the Midcoast  
  • Establish contact and collaborate with other community resource and referral sources 
  • Attend identified meetings and initiatives that are relevant to the mission of the agency 
  • Distribute evaluative and assessment instruments in collaboration with project participants 
  • Maintain and input all statistical data required by funding and agency requirements 

Client Services 

  • Complete SASSMM 47+ hours Advocate Training  
  • Participate in staff back-up coverage of the 1-800 helpline  
  • Respond to all client needs associated with staff back-up capacity  
  • Support all client needs as identified via the helpline, the SASSMM office phone, affiliated schools, or other community partners  
  • Establish contact and collaborate with other community resource and referral sources  
  • Facilitate student or community support groups or client drop-in hours in SASSMM affiliated schools/community settings, as needed  
  • Co-facilitate support to outreach groups, as needed 
  • Perform other duties, as assigned 

Qualifications: 

  • At least two-years of experience working with youth in an educational setting or equivalent related experience 
  • Experience developing educational curriculum and training materials 
  • Excellent project management skills  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience with classroom management, facilitation, or team-building preferred 
  • Excellent computer literacy and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work remotely and independently  
  • Training or experience working with diverse and underserved populations 
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, issues of sexual violence 
  • Ability to respond to people in crisis and an open-minded nature 

Accountability:  Accountable to the Education Program Co-Coordinators for all education and prevention programming and to the Client Services Coordinator for any client related support. Accountable to the Executive Director regarding all agency programming and operations. 

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter with a list of 3 email references to arian@sassmm.org

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Advocacy, Culture change, prevention, and sexual violence. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 67 days.

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