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10 Jan 2022

Full-Time Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) Educator

Through These Doors – Posted by ThroughTheseDoors Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Immediate opening for YAAPP (Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program) Educator

Mission Statement: In collaboration with local partners and all affected by abuse, TTD creates innovative responses and mobilizes our community to promote safety and challenge systems of oppression and violence.

Job Summary: The YAAPP Educator is responsible for providing education and awareness activities on domestic violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking to young adults in Cumberland County as part of TTD’s prevention program. This position is based at TTD’s administrative office in Cape Elizabeth, ME and includes regular work in the schools and greater community. Travel throughout Southern Maine is required. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) hourly position. Compensation starting at $18.00 per hour. TTD offers a generous benefit package for all eligible employees including health and dental coverage, earned time off, sick time, life insurance and pension.

TTD’s YAAPP program addresses the root causes of intersectional oppressions and deconstructs violent frameworks to bridge the personal and the political and empower individuals to create social change. Our work encourages relationships based on equality and empathy and strives to create a community of active bystanders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
a. Assist in the development and provision of school based/youth prevention/ education activities, including presentations for faculty, students, and community groups.

b. Provide education, training, presentations, and other activities to schools, community groups, and other venues with a focus on domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking, particularly but not exclusively as it relates to youth.

c. Provide safety planning, support, crisis intervention, and information and referral to community resources to victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking.

d. Refer and link victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking to all TTD services including but not limited to emergency shelter, groups, legal resources, face-to-face interactions.

e. Work with all who reach out to TTD to support and improve their understanding of domestic violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking.

Education, Training & Other Qualifications
a. Associate’s Degree or three year’s relevant professional experience
b. Successful completion of TTD hotline training, and participation in on-going education and training (post-hire)
c. Valid Maine driver’s license and automobile insurance
d. Satisfactory responses from government agencies to required background checks
e. Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking
f. Experience with public speaking and group facilitation
g. Comfortable participating in theater for educational purposes and can believably portray a young adult in a skit
h. Comfortable and enthusiastic working with youth and able to work with a wide range of people
i. Effective written and oral communication skills
j. Basic computer competency

The goal of TTD’s recruitment and hiring process is to achieve an excellent and balanced workforce with representation and participation from diverse sectors of our society. TTD has a responsibility to our community and to victims and survivors of abuse to actively recruit and hire the best-qualified individuals that it can, and to do so in the context of its commitment to principles of diversity.

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to religious creed, race, color, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Through These Doors is a nonprofit organization which receives funding from Maine DHHS, MaineHousing, local United Ways, Cumberland County, and your generous donations.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Through These Doors, PO Box 704, Portland, ME 04104 or email: Applications will be considered as they are received.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 37 days.

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