PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Fairbanks Native Association - Fairbanks, AK3.0

Full-time$18 an hour
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Department: Community Services
Category: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Program Director

Hours of Work: 40 hours
PCN: S401
Level: G-08
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Date Approved: 12/29/2017

SUMMARY

This position has a primary responsibility for establishing a system for providing domestic violence prevention programs and implementing those program activities for youth, parents and community members. This position is also responsible for identifying and coordinating training on trauma for Community Services staff and community partners.

JOB DUTIES

Promotes and conducts domestic abuse prevention/education activities for youth and community members, using strength-based development strategies and evidence-based program(s)
Schedule and advertise program activities
Conducts or facilitate group sessions to promote strength-based development
Collaborates and coordinates staff training opportunities with other department staff and community organizations in areas related to domestic violence prevention, trauma, and social service interventions
Assists in planning and organizing training opportunities.
Responsible for input, compilation and completion of monthly and annual program reports to the Director
Provides referrals and follow up with CS case managers and community-based agencies.
Advises CS Director and the CS team on domestic violence prevention and intervention best practices
Prepares all program reports in an accurate and timely manner according to established FNA policies and procedures, ensures timely submittal of all reports to include monthly reports to administration and all reports required by granting agencies.

Attends all required FNA meetings.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY

Knowledge of domestic violence practices and serves providers available in Fairbanks.
Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
Understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles.
Skill in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

Bachelor degree in Human Services, Counseling or a related field preferred.
Three years in social service or behavioral health field.
A combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for degree requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

Strong understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native populations.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position corresponds to medium work, involving physical exertion of 20-50 lbs. frequently; such exertion involves the lifting and/or moving of young children in the program, and/or goods and materials within the facility. There is frequent walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, and squatting/crouching. The majority of work is performed in a classroom setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. The office is a non-smoking facility with outside smoking areas. May involve local travel between various program components of FNA and home visits where exposure to extreme weather conditions are likely. Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential. Position requires cleaning the class area every day, including putting supplies in proper space, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces with bleach solution to disinfect. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided where/when needed.

SPECIFICATIONS

Supervision Received:
Position receives direct supervision from immediate supervisor; however, incumbent is expected to effectively perform day-to-day activity as denoted within job description. Work will be monitored through weekly meetings, monthly reports, and regular communication with your supervisor. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements and the general policies and procedures of FNA.

Supervision Exercised:
No supervision requirements for this position.

Position Impact:
Impact at the program level is high. Program’s level of compliance with program standards is directly affected by the effective performance of duties, especially as they relate to providing program services.

Contacts:
Contacts may include, and not limited to, volunteers, organizational staff, consumers, and outside agencies.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT STATEMENT

This Job Description describes the essential functions and qualifications. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job; and management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, job-related duties. This document is not intended to exclude modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation for a disability.

This position will (or may) require you to frequently (or incidentally) drive your personal vehicle for FNA business. Per FNA’s automotive insurance policy, in order to drive a FNA-owned vehicle, an individual must be at least 21 years of age. In order to drive a FNA-owned vehicle with consumers in the vehicle, an individual must be at least 25 years of age. No employee may transport a FNA consumer in a personal vehicle.

Continued employment status will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background investigation and the pre-employment drug testing process. Where required, continued employment status (post job offer) will be contingent upon employee providing certification of annual tuberculosis (TB) screening and medical certification that employee does not, because of infectious or communicable disease, pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of program participants or others in the workplace.

Notice: All employment at the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) is “at will.” This means the employee or FNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no duration of employment is expressed or implied for this position. Your signature indicates that you have read this Job Description and understand the essential functions of and qualifications for the job.