Tribal Community Engagement Facilitator – $500 Hiring Incentive (Inchelium, WA)
DIVISION: Victim Services
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
DATE OPEN: 06/23/2022
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
40 hours per week, $19.87- $21.49 per hour, DOE
Tribal Community Engagement Facilitator assesses tribal community needs and readiness, and coordinates and implements community awareness programs created by the Community Engagement Program Manager to provide information regarding crime victimization. The position will also assist the Program Manager in planning and presenting prevention programs to a wide variety of audiences to promote social change.
The Tribal Community Engagement Facilitator must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; compassion for those harmed by abuse, violence or other crimes; passion to advocate for the legal rights of victims; the ability to be a great trainer; and conduct themselves in a professional demeanor.
Provides in person response, including but not limited to medical advocacy, to victims as needed. Serves victims in crisis as needed.
Examples of Duties & Responsibilities
- Conducts appropriate needs and readiness assessments.
- Coordinate and organize culturally specific public campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness of the impact of abuse and violence.
- Prepare and facilitate trainings regarding victimization at a variety of community events throughout tribal communities.
- Create lesson plans designed to teach the community to prevent victimization in the categories assigned (may include any crime category including domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse or sexual assault). Prevention activities are not performed under CVSC grant.
- Works with graphic designer and Program Manager to develop culturally sensitive outreach, education, and prevention materials, including but not limited to: social media posts, business cards, flyers, brochures, and curriculum.
- Present training to increase the skills of community professionals (social workers, law enforcement, attorneys, and medical community) to appropriately respond to crime victims. Provide training for Victim Services volunteers as requested.
- Facilitate research-based primary prevention initiatives based on needs assessment outcomes.
- Engage volunteers to assist and coordinate all outreach, training and prevention with all other staff responsible for similar aspects of community work.
- Maintain paper records and computerized data system that provides for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of assigned operations.
- Remain current on agency, state and federal policy, requirements, laws and regulations governing program and services.
- Provides in person response, including but not limited to medical advocacy, to victims as needed.
- Serves victims in crisis as needed.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills, and Abilities
- Significant demonstrated ability/experience utilizing training materials, lesson plans and curriculums, to teach and/or provide training, to do effective public speaking and do group presentations.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, agency staff, community officials and the general public.
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
- Knowledge of the impact of crimes and trauma on victims.
- Experience working in social services.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling principles and practices.
- Ability and willingness to listen and maintain client confidentiality.
- Ability to set limits and maintain healthy boundaries
- Ability to manage time effectively and be organized.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to prepare reports, correspondence and documentation.
- Ability to use a computer and Microsoft Office 2010 software.
Required Education or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social work, education or related field; acceptable completion of 40 hour pre-service victim services training; experience working with indigenous communities; demonstrated experience working in a social services field; demonstrated experience teaching or training
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
Required Certifications & Licenses
Preferred Certifications & Licenses
- Valid driver’s license in state of residence.
- Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.
- Access to reliable transportation.
- Acceptable completion of a background check
Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
- Light to moderate lifting is required.
- Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
- Regular, predictable attendance is required.
The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
- Ability to work in a confined area.
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.