HAVEN Elementary Educator/Puppeteer
About the Organization
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.
About the Job
HAVEN Elementary Educator/Puppeteer
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 individuals and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.
The HAVEN Violence Prevention Education team presents our Safe Kids Strong Teens programs in K-12 classrooms 4 to 5 days a week. Our interactive workshops use large and small group activities, multi-media presentations, classroom discussion, and puppets (for K-4). 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 Counties in New Hampshire. In the classroom, HAVEN Educators teach children help-seeking skills, change knowledge and attitudes about violence, and encourage pro-social behaviors.
- As a member of a two-person team you will co-present violence prevention programs in K-5th grade classrooms. K-4 presentations are about personal body safety using puppets and 5th grade is about boundary setting using discussion and storytelling.
- Travel daily to schools throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.
- Utilize appropriate classroom management strategies
- Assist with supervision of Education volunteers and interns while in classrooms
- Maintain and respect confidentiality of all schools/students we serve
- Present to parents, professionals, community members, and local agencies as needed
- Table on behalf of the agency at outreach and fundraising events as needed
- Assist in special projects and assignments as required for the effective operation of the agency
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree and/or related comparable work experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Experience working with elementary aged children. Excellent oral communication skills and public speaking. Experience facilitating discussions with both small and large groups. Ability to memorize material.
HELPFUL SKILLS: Teaching/puppeteer/performance/improvisation background. Knowledge related to issues of sexual, domestic, teen dating, and gender-based violence, particularly as they affect young people. Understanding of child growth and development. Familiarity with best practices related to prevention education.
TRAITS: Professional and punctual. Flexible and adaptable. Ability 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 in New Hampshire. Mileage reimbursement provided.
From Haven’s inception, Diversity & Inclusion have always been key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion relate to and are inextricably linked with all aspects of HAVEN’s mission to end violence and change lives and how we aim to do this vital work. A commitment to issues of DEI positions HAVEN to improve the quality of the experience for our staff, volunteers, clients and community.
STATUS OF POSITION
HOURS PER WEEK: 40 (year-round or school year only)
Salaried Non-exempt $17-$18/hour
Benefits Eligible (Medical/Dental/Retirement match/PTO)
REPORTS TO: Education Manager
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