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
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.
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
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
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Health, Social Work, Education or a related field
Standard/professional office environment
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
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.