A career with RESTORE is not only for your professional growth, but there is a profound personal benefit of helping others heal and grow that makes working here unique.

RESTORE is looking for people who are willing to give personally and professionally to our community of survivors.

We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan with company match.

Planned Parenthood serves a diverse client population and is committed to workforce diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We currently have these opportunities available.

K-12 ADVOCATE/ EDUCATION SPECIALIST
(Livingston County)

At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply.

In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)’s mission, the K-12 Advocate/Education Specialist will be responsible for working with K-12 institutions on prevention and response to sexual violence in compliance with federal law Title IX.  Outreach and education events, lead and facilitate coalition meetings, provide crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and follow-up services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking; provide comprehensive services in partnership with police, district attorney and other school based and/or community-based agencies serving students. Office space for this position is located at our Livingston County office in Geneseo but this is a 5 county position and travel to all 5 counties RESTORE provides service in is required.

Essential Functions

Direct Service

Maintains a commitment to the mission and work of PPCWNY with a deep appreciation for and sensitivity to the guiding principles of the organization

Maintains a commitment to quality client service for the agency, allied partners, members, and communities at large

Assists in ensuring provision of RESTORE services at various school settings

Collaborates regularly with the Justice for Children Advocacy Center and the Bivona Child Advocacy Center on cases

Performs follow-up site visits and outreach to clients

Provides on-site crisis intervention response to victims of rape/sexual assault at K12 institutions

Assists in obtaining Office of Victim Services compensation

Provides criminal justice and/school-based judiciary advocacy as well as personal advocacy

Maintains appropriate client records, analyze and report client and program data; maintain client database

Provides mandatory 24 hour on-call direct service (hospital and hotline) and/or consultation to volunteer advocates per policy, including administrative back up duties

Education & Outreach

Promotes an understanding of the issue of sexual assault and assist professionals in developing strategies to prevent sexual assault at schools

Provide training for school administrators on Title IX rights, responsibilities and best practice

Participates in events at K12’s, not limited to health fairs, prom programs, etc.

Works with the regional RESTORE team to write regular revisions/updates to all specific training materials (conduct protocols, volunteer training curricula and manuals, community resources and professional referral lists)

Ensures proper documentation is written for client records, annual and funder reports, etc.

Is aware of annual goals and objectives of the organization and participates in their attainment by focusing on the education and counseling needs of our clients (sensitivity and diversity training, etc.)

Other Accountability Activities

Must sign up for two shifts per month of to support volunteers including holidays, providing coverage to all Counties RESTORE serves including: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming

Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department

Shows respect to all internal and external customers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation and others

Qualifications

Minimum three years of experience in human services/crisis counseling field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Proven leadership skills and sound judgement

Demonstrated knowledge of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking dynamics and effects, public awareness and crisis intervention services,

Knowledge of Title IX strongly preferred

Clear and calm judgment centered on survivors, discretion and competency for strategic and diplomatic collaboration

Professional verbal and written communication skills

Must have excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and be able to maintain accurate records

Ability to set goals and create timelines for implementation; must be able to work independently on behalf of survivors and collaboratively with coworkers and colleagues

Strong ability to work effectively within and outside of the school system in developing relationships and programs to address advocacy issues and needs

Excellent skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately

Awareness of best practices of sexual violence prevention, risk reduction and survivor support strategies

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, holidays, provide 24-hour coverage and travel within the region

Must have successfully completed sexual assault advocacy program training

Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver’s license not in jeopardy of being revoked; ability to respond to emergency calls within thirty minutes

Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering care in ways that honor and respect LGBTQ communities

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Health, Social Work, Education or a related field

WORKING CONDITIONS

Standard/professional office environment

Well-lit/ventilated

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift 10 pounds with or without an accommodation

Possess sufficient mobility to perform the Essential Functions listed in this Job Description with or without an accommodation

May experience visual fatigue working at computer with potential extended periods of sitting

Ability to travel to all agency locations as assigned

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all working conditions or physical requirements that are required of the employee for his/her job. Working conditions and physical requirements may change at any time with or without notice.

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.