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Education Advocate and Volunteer Liaison

(Re-Posted 9/9/20)

  • Position reports directly to: Education and Prevention Coordinator

  • Primary Work Location: Outreach Office

  • Starting salary range: $13.00- $14.00/hr

  • Status: Full Time (35-40 hours); overtime-eligible

Qualifications and Skills:

This is a 40 hour position that requires good communication and organizational skills, excellent time management abilities and independent problem solving and self-motivation.  Experience in providing excellent phone customer service, volunteer management, computer skills, coordinating events/volunteers and ability to work as part of a team are a must. Minimum of two years’ experience in similar position is preferred. Must be able to conduct educational programming and represent the agency in the community. 

 

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, setting up displays for tabling events, and working on site at various youth programming locations. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the outreach office property.

 

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Perform basic and general duties of Volunteer Liaison including but not limited to:

    1. Maintain volunteer database and files. Including recruitment and monthly outreach.

    2. Coordinate and supervise program support/non-direct service volunteers (including but not limited to special projects/events).

    3. Respond to volunteer requests and direct them to appropriate staff. 

    4. Assist with new advocate and volunteer training.

    5. Help to facilitate Internship Programs for Education and Prevention services and work with the Education and Prevention Coordinator to recruit, train and supervise program interns

  2. Provide Youth Economic Justice programming in-house and in the community.

  3. Collaborate with Economic Justice program facilitators to plan and implement age-appropriate financial empowerment activities for Financial Literacy Program participant children.

  4. Maintain accurate files (electronic and paper) for all appropriate participants.

  5. Make educational community presentations on domestic violence and agency services as needed/requested.

  6. Provide 5-8 hours of support for the Development office a week.

  7. Provide 5 hours of support for Front Desk Advocate a week.

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Provide childcare for clients as needed when other Education and Prevention staff are not available.

  2. Attend staff meetings/trainings.

  3. Assist with special events and fundraisers.

  4. Complete other tasks as assigned.


Agency Requirements:

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

 

Applicants should provide a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Gutierrez via email at apply@peacefulpaths.org by close of business Friday, September 25, 2020.

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Outreach Youth Services Advocate

(Posted 9/9/20)

  • Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach and Education and Prevention Coordinator

  • Positions reporting directly to this position: Interns/Volunteers for Child & Youth Programs

  • Primary Work Location:  Outreach Office

  • Starting salary range: $13.00/hr

  • Status: Full Time (35-40 hours)

Qualifications and Skills:

An Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university. Applied professional job experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Executive Director. Responsible and reliable, energetic, and enjoy working with children. Outreach Youth Services Advocate should also be familiar with empowerment/feminist philosophies and principles and be willing to utilize these during their work with children. An understanding of child development model and positive discipline strategies is preferred. Ability to work well with others is required. Prior experience with childcare as well as working with children is required. The person hired for this position must pass a background screening. Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. CPR Certification required.

 

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting information to groups of children, clients and community partners throughout work hours.  Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the outreach office property and presentation sites.

 

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Identify children who may have been victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse as well as neglect, and report to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner.

  2. Complete children’s risk assessments and other related documentation within the first 3 visits from the time the client has entered services.

  3. Plan and facilitate age-appropriate empowerment activities for 3 nightly children’s support group and/or program activities.

  4. Facilitate trauma responsive youth education groups in targeted sites throughout agency service area.

  5. Maintain accurate files (electronic and paper) for all appropriate participants.

  6. Supervise children’s program intern’s/volunteers. This can include coordinating internship/volunteer schedule, facilitating check-in meetings and providing performance feedback.

  7. Maintain safe and organized environment for all participants. This should include keeping a regular cleaning schedule for the children’s group room, teen group room, children’s play area, and storage areas.

 

 

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Serve as an agency representative for community organizations whose primary efforts are targeted towards meeting children’s needs.

  2. Conduct educational community presentations and trainings on domestic violence and agency services as needed/requested.

  3. Attend full staff meetings, trainings, and interagency meetings as requested/needed.

  4. Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Child & Youth Programs.
     

Agency Requirements:

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

 

Applicants should provide a resume and cover letter to Jessica Williams via email at apply@peacefulpaths.org by close of business Friday, 9/25/2020, by 5:00pm.

Outreach Center & Administrative Offices

2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A

Gainesville, FL 32653

call 352.377.5690

helpline 352.377.8255

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