Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Fwd: Violence Prevention Specialist-Job Opportunity PLEASE SHARE

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From: Jose Garth <>
Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Subject: Violence Prevention Specialist-Job Opportunity PLEASE SHARE

Planned Parenthood of Western PA
Position Title: Violence Prevention Specialist
Reports To: Vice President for Education
Send resume and cover letter to:

Planned Parenthood of Western PA is seeking a compassionate individual to fulfill the full-time position of Violence Prevention Specialist. The position is a two-year grant funded position. This person will be committed to delivering relationship and sexual violence prevention curricula and programming in schools and community organizations, with youth 14-22, particularly young men, as well as with youth-serving professionals in Allegheny County. The Specialist's daily schedule will be flexible, as it caters to after-school and weekend activities. In Year 1, the position will be dedicated 90% to violence prevention activities and 10% to staffing IOTAS (It's Okay to Ask Someone), Planned Parenthood's textline.

(Gender Violence Prevention Tasks - Year 1: 90%, Year 2: 100%)
•Creates and coordinates youth and parent programs on sexual and relationship violence prevention curricula, including sexual health education sessions where requested.
•Collaborates with community partners. 
•Provides support and training to youth-serving professionals involved in PPWP's Violence Prevention Initiative. 
•Works with VP for Education and the Violence Prevention Team to schedule speakers, times, and dates for program requests and ensure that community needs are met.
•Provides networking and outreach to schools and community organizations to promote the program and secure speaking/program engagements.
•Attends agency and community meetings as required.
•Produces a bi-monthly newsletter to inform Violence Prevention partners about our activities and to give updates. 

(IOTAS Textline Tasks - Year 1: 10%)
•Assists the VP for Education with tasks related to the IOTAS sexual health textline, including but not limited to staffing the textline, management of social media properties, digital content creation with youth, and outreach to youth-serving organizations.

(General Responsibilities - Years 1 and 2)
•Responsible for representing Planned Parenthood at health fairs and community exhibits that take place in the community.
•Reads and stays current on all information concerning reproductive health care, gender violence, and sexuality education. 
•Assists VP for Education in completing annual department work plan by carrying out other duties as requested.
•Knowledge of and participation in the PPWP Quality and Risk Management Program.

•Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum of two years' experience and/or training working with youth and/or risk-reduction programs. 
•Comfortable speaking in front of groups of people (both teenagers and adults) and able to adapt to the needs of audiences.
•Ability to act as a role model for youth, especially young men, from communities across Allegheny County.
•Competence in addressing issues of relationship and sexual violence.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
•Ability to communicate effectively with teens, parents and school/community leaders from diverse communities.
•Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
•Ability to self-motivate and motivate others.
•Possess strong writing skills.
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•Knowledge of, and comfort with, issues relating to human sexuality, violence prevention, family planning, and a commitment to reproductive and social justice.
•Commitment to the goals, mission, standards and objectives of Planned Parenthood.

Essential Functions:
•Ability to use telecommunications.
•Ability to type and be computer literate.
•Ability to verbally communicate publicly in a professional, effective manner.
•Ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with adults and young people from a variety of backgrounds.
•Must work collaboratively with diverse staff.
•Actively demonstrate commitment to diversity goals.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearances:
•Must have access to a car and maintain a valid Pennsylvania license and insurance.
•Must maintain current Pennsylvania Act 33/34 clearance.
•Must pass pre-hire drug screening.
•Must be willing to sign and consistently adhere to PPWP confidentially, security and HIPAA policy statements.

Performance Criteria:
•Accurate and timely completion of tasks.
•Cooperative effort to assist in accomplishing education goals.
•Satisfactory completion of programming based on education goals.
•Adherence to education department and agency policies.
•Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an effective, timely manner.
•Understands and is comfortable with diversity--racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, etc.

José Garth

Peer Education Coordinator 
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
933 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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