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Youth Educator

Reports to: Education Program Coordinator
Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week) / Non-Exempt
Compensation: $27.50 - 28.85/hr DOE
Benefits: Healthcare, vision and dental, 20 days accrued PTO annually, retirement plan

The Education Program provides a variety of preventive and educational presentations to middle and high schools throughout San Mateo County, community organizations, and individuals affected by sexual abuse/assault.

The Youth Educator will:

  • promote, schedule, and provide presentations to various sectors of the community; prioritizing outreach to middle schools, high schools, local community colleges, social service agencies and government agencies involved with youth
  • provide culturally relevant workshops to youth and other stakeholders
  • deliver empowerment workshops for at-risk youth who have experienced trauma, with particular focus on those who have been identified as at-risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC)
  • provide training and technical assistance for teachers and school staff who encounter youth victims of violence; conduct outreach to the community to schedule trainings focused on prevention and intervention, including providing on-going counseling services and/or referrals to appropriate agencies
  • work with partners to bolster and refresh staff and partner agencies’ competencies in working with youth (e.g., techniques to help with relating to and building trusting relationships with youth)
  • collect, maintain, and input accurate information into program database
  • complete monthly reports including narrative description of the program activities, objectives and goals
  • answer crisis line calls and meet with walk-in clients during business hours, as needed
  • provide medical/legal accompaniment services to survivors of sexual assault, as needed
  • attend bi-weekly team meetings
  • maintain a positive, professional working relationship with volunteers, clients, the general public, agency staff and community partners at all times
  • perform administrative and operational tasks such as copying, stocking informational packets, and sharing office coverage (e.g. answering phones)
  • adhere to all RTS personnel policies and protocols
  • perform other agency responsibilities as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent career experience required
  • 1-3 years of experience providing outreach and education
  • Passion for working with and empowering youth
  • Strong, dynamic public speaking and training skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to listen, clarify, validate, and respectfully challenge
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A creative thinker who is able to translate RTS’ mission, vision, and values to a wide array of audiences
  • Self-motivated and a team player. Ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Must bring an eager and open-minded attitude, including the ability to problem solve as needed
  • Must be comfortable working in a small team in a remote working environment
  • Interest in and commitment to developing or expanding trauma-focused counseling and advocacy skills
  • Must have the ability to establish rapport with diverse groups and individuals
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekend and evening hours to finish projects on time
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT), Google Drive and other commonly used applications
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance, and reliable access to transportation
  • Familiarity with San Mateo County and community resources
Application Process

Please submit resume or CV and a cover letter via email to clearly labeled “Attn: Youth Educator – (Your Name)”.

In the required cover letter, please address what you believe to be three key developmental challenges facing today’s teen. Your cover letter must be succinct and not exceed 1 page.

We strongly encourage individuals who can represent one or more underserved populations in San Mateo County (e.g., people of color, people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, people with disabilities, immigrants) to apply. 

RTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position open until filled.