Youth Preventionist – UW Bothell

Reports to:  Social Change Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: $20.48-$22.01/hour DOE
Classification: Regular, Non-exempt
Reviewed: December 2020
Posting Closes: January 14, 2021

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

LifeWire’s Vision / Mission

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate it.

About LifeWire

Everyone needs a safe and healthy home to reach their highest potential and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services, including survivor advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, shelter, and housing. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence. LifeWire has served survivors and their families in east and north King County, Washington since 1982.

Overview of Services

LifeWire’s youth and young adult prevention work is built upon the socioecological model of prevention, understanding that successful prevention relies on impacting individual, relationship, community, and societal factors that contribute to domestic violence, as each of these levels influences the others. At the individual level, we work to promote attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that prevent violence.  At the relationship level, we aim to promote healthy relationships and strengthen skills for building and maintaining such relationships.  We also offer strategies for supporting peers and intervening to prevent situations that may increase risk. Finally, our campus-wide activities aim to address the societal level by changing attitudes across high school and college campuses through events, activities, peer influence and/or awareness campaigns.

Overview of Position

LifeWire’s Youth Preventionists provide focused youth education, skill development, and support for campus clubs and leadership development opportunities that support youth leaders in changing campus culture.  This position will be primarily responsible for implementation of a multi-dose prevention curriculum, skill-building, and coordination of a Student Advisory Committee to organize campus-wide social change strategies on the UW-Bothell Campus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of multi-dose prevention curriculum and instruction, leadership development and campus social change strategies for college students
  • Deliver multi-dose prevention curriculum to students at UW-Bothell through student orientation, classroom and resident hall sessions and optional, incentive-based workshops
  • Train MSW Students and Peer Educators to co-facilitate curriculum
  • Coordinate and support Student Advisory Committee to lead social change activities and a community engagement campaign with the comprehensive goal of shifting cultural norms on campus
  • With Social Change Manager, provide technical assistance to UW Bothell regarding prevention efforts, relationship violence prevention education implementation and policy recommendations
  • Work cooperatively with UW-Bothell faculty and staff to meet these prevention targets
  • Be prepared to handle disclosures and maintain strong working relationships with UW-Bothell staff for survivor advocacy support referrals
  • Conduct outcome measurement and use applicable evaluation tools.
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors, and volunteers; maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and statistical information.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings, and internal meetings.
  • Occasionally work irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Work with Social Change team to engage additional high school and college systems for progressive development through prevention education and social norms change.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Two or more years’ experience in domestic violence youth prevention preferred.
  • Multilingual/cultural preferred.
  • Experience working with youth, knowledge of youth developmental stages, and knowledge of and experience with researching and assisting in the development of curriculum preferred.
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Ability to meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft suite of software tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly at both LifeWire’s Bellevue office and on the UW-Bothell Campus, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from location to location. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding, and the telephone. The employee must be able to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals including through interpreter services. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read participant paperwork, data enter information, and work with government and community websites, forms, and email.

The employee must effectively split work time between LifeWire’s office and UW Bothell. Employees must frequently carry up to 15 pounds and must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is most often in varying sites with varying levels of noise, frequent interruptions and occasional intensive emotional encounters. Occasionally, the employee is in an office environment with moderate noise.

How to Apply

LifeWire offers outstanding health benefits, competitive pay, generous paid time off, a 401(k) match, and a welcoming environment for professional and personal growth. We highly value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications to hr@lifewire.org. If submitting by mail or fax, send to: LifeWire Human Resources P.O. Box 6398 Bellevue, WA 98008-0398 FAX: (425) 649-0752.