Program Specialist – Adolescent Programs FULL TIME
JOB SUMMARY: The Program Specialist will be responsible for providing technical assistance, training, and site development for programming to prevent child abuse. The focus area will be adolescent programs, which include teen parenting programs and programs to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents. The Program Specialist will ensure effective replication of several program models. The specialist will assist with the development, organization and delivery of trainings and meetings for service providers.
1. Provide training and education to individuals, programs, and organizations • become trained in program models; • use standardized materials to prepare for and conduct trainings; • provide education and trainings on program issues and related topics; • plan and coordinate trainings with support staff; • pursue certification to become trainer in program model when applicable;
2. Provide technical assistance to programs • communicate with sites to ensure program is replicated as per model; • maintain documentation on all site related contacts, including site visits and technical assistance reports; • communicate with “home offices” to represent programs sites as appropriate to share information by: o attending national conferences and seminars o communicating through written and oral communication; • distribute and maintain program materials as appropriate for site development • assist with the development of educational materials and training modules to support the replication of prevention programs
3. Monitor program activities and service levels • track and collect levels of services and program outcome data; • analyze levels of service and outcomes under supervision to understand program strengths and challenges and shape provision of technical assistance accordingly; • forward information to supervisor for reporting purposes.
4. Actively participate in monthly program team meetings.
5. Fulfill other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
1. Education and Work Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with at least two years work experience is required. Experience with children, families or at-risk populations is desired. Experience providing technical assistance and/or trainings strongly preferred.
2. Skills and knowledge required: • excellence in written, oral, and presentation skills, • good skills in public speaking, training, and group dynamics, • ability to build relationships with persons at all levels of human service, • awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services, • strong rapport building skills; particularly with youth • ability to integrate leaders from various organizations to collaborate for a common goal, • strong ability to problem-solve, • computer literacy, • understand data collection methods and analysis and • well organized, motivated and flexible. • proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn and a commitment to professional development in all of the above areas. Knowledge of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, primary prevention of violence preferred, early childhood education, infant/toddler development, and/or adolescent development strongly preferred.
OTHER CONDITIONS: Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary. Hours may need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, in training, site visits or related activities.
Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary history/expectations to [email protected] . Be sure to include “Program Specialist – Adolescent Programs” in the subject line.
Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer