Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Want a job preventing child abuse? Here is the job for you -

Job Description: Missouri KidsFirst Prevention Coordinator

The Missouri KidsFirst Prevention Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and leading Missouri KidsFirsts’ efforts to create cultural change to prevent child abuse and neglect with emphasis on child sexual abuse.

·      Bachelor’s Degree in human services field
·      Master’s Degree in social work or public health preferred
·      Previous experience working in the area of child protection/child abuse and neglect preferred
·      Excellent public speaking and training skills
·      Excellent skills in word processing and spreadsheets
·      Excellent oral and written communication skills
·      Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
·      Must be willing to travel in-state and out-of-state
·      Must be willing to use personal vehicle for travel
·      Must be willing to work in Jefferson City
·      Subject to criminal and child abuse background screening
·      Subject to credit screening
·      Unquestionable integrity required

Competency Profile/Core Values Alignment
·      Ability to negotiate partnerships and maintain favorable working relationships among diverse institutions and individuals
·      Ability to work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work with both internal and external partners
·      Demonstrated ability to establish and promote positive relationships, and actively contribute to creating a highly cooperative work environment
·      Possess strong leadership and coaching skills
·      Desire to continually improve and increase individual and organizational capacity

Job Duties
·      Develop and conduct child abuse prevention training, including the Stewards of Children training
·      Provide technical assistance and coaching to youth serving organizations on child abuse prevention
·      Work with and cultivate relationships with child abuse prevention leaders at the state and community level to promote the development of research-based, effective child abuse prevention programs statewide
·      Collect, organize and analyze data concerning the prevalence of child abuse in Missouri and research promising approaches in child abuse prevention

·      Increase public awareness about child abuse and its prevention, including facilitating the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign
·      Serve as primary administrator of prevention-related grants, including drafting budgets, work plans, grants, submitting grant reports, approving invoices, compiling information for an annual report
·      Participate in meetings with funders or program partners to present information regarding prevention programs whenever necessary

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