Job Posting 100416

Violence Prevention Educator
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Southern Ontario
151 Frederick Street, Kitchener Ontario N2H 2M2
closes in 6 days (Fri, 19 Apr)
full time  •  $25.93 to $30.50 per hour

Violence Prevention Educator

 
 

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region supports survivors of sexual violence. We listen, facilitate healing, and celebrate resiliency. Using an anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach, we work to transform systems which promote gender-based violence. 

 

We are recruiting a full-time, permanent Violence Prevention Educator. Reporting to our Public Education Manager, the successful candidate should feel inspired by our work and have a genuine desire to support our mission, vision and values. They will be an experienced educator, public speaker, facilitator, and event planner, with energy and passion for public education and community engagement.

 
 Essential Requirements of Education / Experience:
 

·         Post-secondary education in education, social science, or a related discipline

·         3+ years of experience educating youth is required

·         Demonstrated experience planning and executing large-scale events, including confidence with public speaking and hosting events is required

·         Experience creating engaging social media content and strategy for educational purposes
          Bachelor of Education degree an asset

·         Experience working with youth with disabilities an asset

·         Knowledge of/in sports communities an asset

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:
 

·         Facilitate public education presentations, workshops and trainings within Waterloo Region with a special focus on youth programming on healthy            relationships and consent, gender-based violence, and responding to disclosure.

·         Research, develop, and regularly revise program curriculum in collaboration with the Public Education Manager, Male Allies Program Educators              and other staff members.

·         Plan and execute large-scale public education events in Waterloo Region, including Take Back the Night and Sexual Violence Prevention Month              events.

·         Develop engaging educational and promotional content for SASC’s social media platforms, in consultation with the Development &

          Communications Coordinator.

 

Knowledge and Skills Required:
 

·         Understanding of and demonstrated experience using a feminist anti-oppression framework.

·         Experience educating youth and adults (including curriculum development, program planning, facilitation, and evaluation).

·         Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task a high-volume workload with a keen attention to detail.

·         Self-motivated, takes initiative, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Canva, Zoom, and social media platforms.

·         Possess a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for frequent travel within Waterloo Region.

 

Compensation and Benefits:
 

At SASC, all compensation ranges are grouped into pay “grades” and we base our compensation structure on internal equity. When determining rate of pay, a candidate’s previous, related experience will be taken into consideration along with where current staff, with similar experience, are currently paid within the relevant pay grade.

 

We are a Living Wage employer as defined by the Ontario Living Wage Network. We use a 3:1 ratio meaning that the highest paid team member is not paid more than 3 times than the lowest paid team member.

 

Note: Most new team members will start at or close to the entry point of the range. SASC has a 35-hour work week.

 

Pay Grade: 3

Min: $25.93 per hour; $47,192.60 per annum

Max: $30.50 per hour; $55,510.00 per annum

 

We have a health benefit plan including Extended Health Care (EHC), Dental, Employee Life Insurance, Dependent’s Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Long-Term Disability (LTD), and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We pay 100% of health benefit premiums for our full-time staff and their families. 

 

Due to the nature of our work, our staff team start with four weeks of vacation. We also have 125 hours of paid time off per year. These amounts are pro-rated based on the team member's start date.

 
We offer RRSP matching after one year of employment.

 

Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Statement:
 

We recognize that sexual violence disproportionately impacts women, trans, and non-binary people. We particularly recognize the impact of racism and colonialism on Black, Indigenous, and racialized women, girls, gender-diverse, and two-spirit survivors. 

 

We acknowledge that the majority of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main office at 151 Frederick Street in Kitchener, Ontario is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on either side of the Grand River.

 

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. We adhere to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes accessible and provide accommodations as requested for applicants with differing abilities. Only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with those involved in the recruitment process, otherwise accommodation requests will remain confidential. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and/or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at or 519-571-0121 x102.

 

Given all of this, we encourage applications from women, trans, and non-binary candidates, especially those who identify as Black, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, racialized, as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and/or as a person with a disability. We invite candidates to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a diverse and/or disenfranchised group as part of their application. 

 

How to Apply:
 

This position requires the successful candidate have a valid driver's license, access to a vehicle, and a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. A flexible schedule is required for evening and weekend work.  This position is set to begin as soon as possible. Please submit a cover letter outlining your experience in youth education, event planning, and developing/facilitating programming as well as your resume in one PDF document to .  

 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however,

only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Unless you require accommodations, no phone calls or email inquiries please.

 
 

Job Description – Violence Prevention Educator

 

Job Purpose:
 

Reporting to the Public Education Manager, the Violence Prevention Educator is accountable for educating youth and adults and executing large-scale public education events in Waterloo Region.

 

The Public Education Program provides leadership and training to prevent sexual and gender-based violence through education and community engagement. This program educates towards social change and raises awareness of the issue of sexual violence in Waterloo Region.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Facilitation, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation Responsibilities

 

·         Research, develop, and continually revise comprehensive program curriculum in collaboration with the Public Education Manager, Male Allies                  Program Educators and other staff members.

·         Develop interactive and engaging learning activities and resources for multiple age levels and various topics related to healthy relationships,                    consent, gender-based violence, trauma, bystander intervention, responding to disclosures, and more.

·         Facilitate public education presentations, workshops and trainings as requested within Waterloo Region with a special focus on youth                              programming on healthy relationships and consent, gender-based violence, trauma, bystander intervention, responding to disclosures, and more.

·         Create and administer evaluation processes in consultation with the Public Education Manager.

·         Input regular statistical information and data with precision and meeting deadlines.

·         Contribute to written reports for projects and grants as needed, in consultation with the Public Education Manager.

 

Event Planning and Hosting Responsibilities

 

·         Lead all aspects of planning and execution of Take Back the Night event annually in Waterloo Region.

·         Organize and chair the planning committee for Take Back the Night with community partners.

·         Meet tight deadlines and work within set event budgets, in consultation with the Public Education Manager.

·         Plan and execute unique public education events every May in Waterloo Region for Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

·         Host and/or MC events and panel discussions as needed.

·         Build and nurture relationships with community partners, vendors, stakeholders, and others.

·         Create risk management and safety plans for events in consultation with the Public Education Manager.

·         Ensure events are accessible and approached from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, intersectional lens.

         

Social Media Responsibilities

 

·         Research and develop engaging educational and promotional content for SASC’s social media platforms, in consultation with the Development &            Communications Coordinator.

·         Support social media strategic planning for Public Education Program, in consultation with the Development & Communications Coordinator.

·         Participate on SASC’s social media team.

·         Support the Male Allies Program educators with social media strategy and content creation, as needed.

 

General Responsibilities 

 

·         Represent SASC in our community, promoting our Public Education Program and building relationships with community partners.

·         Make appropriate internal and external referrals beyond the scope of the Public Education Program.

·         Collaborate with and support the work of colleagues in the Public Education Program. 

 

Additionally, in a small agency, it is often the case that work of a nature similar to that in each job is either assigned or known to be necessary to be done. As well, from time to time, work that is not similar in nature to the job may also be required to be done by individuals in any job in order to accomplish the SASC’s purpose.

 

Qualifications:
 

·         Post-secondary education in education, social science, or a related discipline.

·         3+ years of experience educating youth.

·         Demonstrated experience planning and executing large-scale events, including confidence with public speaking and hosting events.

·         Experience creating social media content for educational purposes.

·         Bachelor of Education degree an asset.

·         Experience working with youth with disabilities an asset.

·         Knowledge of/in sports communities an asset.

·         Understanding of and demonstrated experience using a feminist anti-oppression framework.

·         Experience educating youth and adults (including curriculum development, program planning, facilitation, and evaluation).

·         Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task a high-volume workload with a keen attention to detail.

·         Self-motivated, takes initiative, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Canva, Zoom, and social media platforms.

·         Experience tracking information in a database and demonstrated ability to meet reporting deadlines.

·         Excitement for and ability to work on a highly collaborative team of educators.

·         Possess a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for frequent travel within Waterloo Region.

               

Communications

 

Strong communications and interpersonal/relationship-building skills are required in the position to articulate complex concepts, engage community members (including youth), and effect change in our community. There are frequent external contacts including working closely with community partners including local school boards, community centres, and non-profit organizations.

 

Working Conditions

 

This job is performed in a comfortable office environment, with frequent need to travel within Waterloo Region to facilitate programming, workshops and information booths. Much of the work in the office involves sitting, but there is opportunity to stand and move about the office. The job requires occasional lifting and transporting of display materials (2 – 25 kg).

 

Direct Reports

 

None

 

 

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