RAPP Community Educator

Edwin Gould Services - New York, NY3.5

Community Educator - Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (Early RAPP) in Middle Schools

Agency Description:
STEPS To End Family Violence (STEPS) - founded in 1986 by the legendary Sister Mary Nerney - offers a variety of innovative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive programming focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence; advocacy and healing for survivors; as well as increasing awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence; and transforming the rhetoric and institutions that sustain such violence.

Position Summary

A leading organization in the fight against relationship abuse and teen dating violence since 1996, STEPS is seeking a skilled Community Educator for the Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).

This is a full-time, year-round salaried position. During the academic year, the Early RAPP Community Educator works within 8 New York City Middle Schools. The Community Educator’s role in the schools includes creating and providing education and trainings around issues of relationship abuse, gender-based violence, healthy relationships, and related social issues to students, staff, parents, and the community. As a new initiative, this position also includes an element of program development. The position reports to a Supervisor.

Core Responsibilities:
Facilitate classroom workshops
Develop and deliver trainings for staff, parents and community
Create curriculum for new workshops and trainings
Coordinate with school staff to schedule trainings and build rapport
Participate actively in weekly team meetings
Complete related paperwork and reports in a timely manner
Provide community referrals for students seeking additional services

High School Diploma/GED required
Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, teen relationship abuse issues, and adolescent development
Demonstrated experience with workshop development and facilitation
Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations
Passion for incorporating reflective practice around issues of race, oppression, and diversity into facilitation and training
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member as well as independently