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HAVEN Prevention Educator

HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services

HAVEN, formerly known as A Safe Place and SASS officially merged in July of 2015 becoming the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH. We are dedicated to addressing public health through violence prevention and improving the well-being of children and families. Preventing abuse and providing support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence can lead to healthier and more secure children and adults. Our mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. Through a 24-hour client service support program and a Safe Kids Strong Teens K-12 Prevention education program, this organization provides services to individuals and families throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties.

 


HAVEN is dedicated to eliminating domestic and sexual violence through education, support and social change. Our mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.

 

As a HAVEN violence prevention educator, you will be presenting our Safe Kids Strong Teens programs in k-12 classrooms 4 to 5 days a week.  Our interactive workshops use puppeteering, large and small group activities, multi-media presentations and classroom discussion.  HAVEN educators use knowledge of the cultural and social causes of sexual and domestic violence to lead prevention efforts in schools in Rockingham and Strafford County. In the classroom, HAVEN educators teach children help-seeking skills, change knowledge and attitudes about violence, and encourage pro-social behaviors. HAVEN educators also provide workshops to parents, professionals, and community members.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and/or at least 3 years experience working with youth.

Required Skills: Effective Public speaker. Experience facilitating discussion with both small and large groups.  Enjoy working with children/teens.  Excellent oral communication skills in order to adapt information appropriately to the needs of the audience.

Helpful Skills: Curriculum/program development experience.  Teaching and/or puppeteer/performance background. 

Knowledge:  Issues of sexual, domestic, teen dating, and gender-based violence, particularly as they affect children. Knowledge of child growth and development.  Commitment to on-going professional development. Familiarity with best practices related to prevention education is a plus. 

Traits:  Professional.  Ability and willingness to work both individually and as part of a team.  Non-discriminatory and culturally sensitive.   Organized and attentive to detail.  Committed to ending domestic and sexual violence.

 

Requires a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable personal transportation for travel to schools throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties.

Responsibilities:
  • Present classroom-based violence prevention programs to elementary, middle and high school students
  • Memorize and present information for over 10 different workshops
  • Maintain respect and confidentiality of all schools/students we serve
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education team to research and develop age-appropriate prevention curriculum for new presentations or activities to meet needs identified through needs assessments, surveys, and evaluations of current programs
  • Train and supervise education volunteers and interns
  • Provide educational programs and trainings to parents, professionals, community members, and local agencies
  • Present and table on behalf of the agency at outreach and fundraising events
  • Assist in special projects and assignments as required for the effective operation of the agency
  • During the summer, year round educators may be asked to assist with client service coverage on an as needed basis
How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to education@havennh.org.

Job Location:

Seacoast

Date Added: July 30, 2019

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