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Program Specialist – CSEC Prevention 28 Hours/Week

JOB SUMMARY: The Program Specialist will be responsible for providing technical assistance and site development for programming to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)/human trafficking throughout New Jersey for adolescents ages 12-18. 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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES:

Provide training and education to individuals, programs, and organizations

  • become trained in program model or 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;
  • conduct the MLMC, EYM, and I AM Facilitator Trainings;
  • co-facilitate MLMC, EYM, and other prevention groups with adolescents at various designated locations.

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:
    • attending national conferences and seminars
    • 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

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.

Actively participate in monthly program team meetings.

Fulfill other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  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.Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn and a commitment to professional development in all of the above areas. Knowledge of human trafficking, domestic minor sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and primary prevention of violence 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you are a strong candidate for consideration to [email protected] In the subject line be sure to include “Program Specialist – CSEC”.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Survivor Leader (Per Diem) – Human Trafficking Prevention

Job Summary:

Our agency conducts My Life My Choice (MLMC) programs to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)/human trafficking throughout New Jersey for adolescents ages 12-18. An essential component of My Life My Choice programs is the voice and experience of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The Survivor Leader will facilitate Exploitation Prevention Groups in a variety of settings, co-facilitate trainings, and, upon request, serve as a guest speaker for presentations. An important piece of the Survivor Leader’s role is sharing her story.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Group Facilitator at exploitation prevention groups with adolescent girls in schools, group homes, etc. which includes:

  • Preparation in advance of sessions
  • Debriefing with co-facilitator prior to and after each session
  • Adhering to the MLMC model with fidelity
  • Collecting and submitting appropriate documentation

2. Co-facilitate trainings, including MLMC Facilitator Training and Survivor to Thriver training.

  • Share experience with professional and public audiences with emphasis on how CSEC can be prevented and how best to work with survivors of CSEC
  • Prepare in advance of training
  • Debrief with trainer prior to and after each event

3. Guest speaker at trainings and community events as requested

  • Share experience with professional and public audiences with emphasis on how CSEC can be prevented and how best to work with survivors of CSEC
  • Prepare in advance of event
  • Debrief with trainer/event coordinator prior to and after each event

4. Consult with PCANJ staff with additional CSEC curriculum development as requested

5. Other duties as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A personal interest in, and commitment to, working with adolescent girls.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Positive attitude and belief in the hope of recovery from commercial sexual exploitation for adolescent girls.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with youth.
  • Personal history as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as an adolescent or young adult. This may include exploitation through prostitution, stripping, or pornography.
  • A significant length of time in recovery from sexual exploitation (out of the commercial sex industry).
  • Possess cultural sensitivity and adaptability to various personalities and backgrounds
  • Some public speaking experience preferred.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • A current driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Haitian Creole 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you are a strong candidate for consideration to [email protected] In the subject line be sure to include “Survivor Leader”.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Intern – PETA & CCYC

We are seeking an intern to work with two programs—PETA (Parent Education Technical Assistance) and Middlesex CCYC (County Council for Young Children)—for a total of 8-12 hours per week. The intern will report to two different coordinators in our New Brunswick office.

PETA

PETA is a primary prevention program that provides community education and programs to parents and professionals who work with families throughout New Jersey.
Intern Responsibilities
1. Assist in the coordination of workshops, presentations and community events
• Set up sign-in sheets
• Gather materials for distribution
2. Data Collection and Assessment
• Track and analyze data received from the PURPLE hospitals
• Track and analyze data received from training evaluations and surveys
3. Marketing
• Assist with Click for Babies Campaign including social media outreach, tracking, and knit-in events
• Assist with distribution of online surveys and giveaways
• Assist with researching new platforms and marketing/outreach opportunities

Middlesex CCYC

The Middlesex CCYC is comprised of working groups where parents and caregivers meet with local service providers and community partners to identify, discuss and brainstorm solutions to the issues that affect the development of young children, from prenatal through age 8.
Intern Responsibilities
1. Assist in the coordination of meetings and events
• Print and collate materials (i.e. sign-in sheets, enrollment forms, etc.)
• Gather/organize supplies and update coordinator when supplies are low
• Assist in organizing meeting and event space
• Take notes during meetings
• Maintain calendar of events updated
2. Data Collection and Assessment
• Enter data from enrollment forms, meeting evaluations, and surveys into a database
• Track and analyze data
3. Outreach and Recruitment of Members
• Assist with finding more parents, agencies, and community partners in Middlesex County to participate in the CCYC
• Maintain list of members updated
4. Marketing
• Assist with development and modifications of brochure, flyers and other promotional materials
• Assist with creating and sending email blasts
• Assist with updating Facebook page on a weekly basis, scheduling a new post a day
• Assist with researching new platforms and marketing opportunities, including social media
5. Resources
• Assist with finding resources for parents of young children which includes but is not limited to parent-child health, family support, and early childhood education
• Assist with distribution of resources in a family-friendly format

Skills and Knowledge Required
• Strong written and communication skills
• Well organized, motivated and flexible
• Team player
• Ability to problem-solve
• Creativity
• Computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook)
• Proficiency in social media management (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media channels) or willing to learn

Hours and Location
Intern to complete a total of 8-12 hours a week in the New Brunswick office, three to six hours per week for PETA and the remaining time with CCYC. There may be opportunities to attend community events and trainings, pending the intern’s interest and ability to travel.

How To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you are a strong candidate for consideration to [email protected] In the subject line be sure to include “Intern – PETA & CCYC”.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Early Childhood Coach/Technical Assistance Specialist

New Jersey – Northeast Region

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is the statewide leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of healthy childhoods for all of New Jersey’s children. With over 35 years of programming experience, we are proud to have been selected for a special 5 year grant by New Jersey’s Division of Family Development to provide coaching, mentoring and providing support to childcare centers participating in Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The objectives of this program are to increase the quality of early care and education for all NJ children.  This individual will guide centers and family childcare providers serving children from infancy to kindergarten while working to improve the quality of their care in five categories: Safe, Healthy Learning Environments, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Family and Community Engagement, Workforce/Professional development, and Administration and Management.  Continue reading