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TeenSafe Coordinator

TeenSafe is JF&CS Journey to Safety's dating abuse prevention program designed to give teens the language and tools they need to recognize abuse in a dating or intimate relationship and know how to respond if they see, hear about, or experience it. Now entering its 8th year, the overarching goal of TeenSafe is to prevent dating abuse and be the leading voice that provides the Greater Boston Jewish Community with critical information, knowledge, and resources about dating abuse.

Journey to Safety Domestic Abuse Program Jewish Family & Children's Service

The TeenSafe Coordinator is a part time job with a dual focus to 1) facilitate Jewish teens as peer leaders to prevent dating abuse among their peers and 2) to present workshops to Jewish youth in grades 7th-12th who attend religious schools, youth groups and day schools.

Both opportunities galvanize teens to discover their own leadership potential. The TeenSafe Coordinator recruits, trains and facilitates TeenSafe Peer Leaders in grades 10-12 between September and June during monthly meetings to become passionate leaders for social change. This passion transcends to the workshops during which participants are encouraged to take action steps to raise awareness about dating abuse to make a difference in their community.

This is a part time position at 8-10 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours will be necessary.

Supervision received:

Director, Journey to Safety

 

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Jewish Youth Educators to plan and implement TeenSafe Workshops for at least 10 communities throughout the Greater Boston Area.

  • Recruit TeenSafe peer leaders and develop, coordinate, and lead monthly TeenSafe Peer Leader meetings that include leadership, facilitation, and project planning skills as needed.

  • Lead youth to understand/discuss dating abuse fully and determine strategies and activities to raise awareness of teen dating abuse as a social problem as well as steps for social change.

  • Organize an impact project or awareness raising event and related social media campaigns during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

  • Work with JTS Program Director and other designated staff on administrative aspects of events: identifying a location, dates, staffing, public relations plan, and budget for the event.

  • Other duties as specified

 

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree.

  • Experience working with teens, specifically related to leadership, empowerment, and project execution.

  • Strong training and with public speaking skills - experiential education experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and values is essential.

  • Familiarity with dating/domestic abuse issues and healthy relationships concepts.

  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, resourceful, and have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience communicating and working with youth educators/providers - with Jewish educators and youth group leaders is a plus.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have access to transportation to travel to Waltham and around Greater Boston sites which may not be accessible by public transportation.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word, outlook, power point)

    Please contact Julie Youdovin with resume and cover letter at jyoudovin@jfcsboston.org if interested.