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Kids Place - A Child Advocacy Center

Community Awareness Specialist

Kids Place - A Child Advocacy Center


Job Summary

Kid’s Place – A Child Advocacy Center

Kid’s Place is the Child Advocacy Center serving the 22nd Judicial District including Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties in Tennessee.  The mission of Kid’s Place is to provide hope, help, and healing to sexually and physically abused children and youth through a multidisciplinary approach.

Position Description:

The Community Awareness Specialist will work in coordination with public school systems, various community agencies, civic groups, and the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) to provide education, professional training, and outreach within the four counties in the service area.  The Community Awareness Specialist will provide safety training to children and adults; attend community awareness events; spread awareness about Kid’s Place and the impact we have on the community.

Job Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality, professional ethics, and boundaries
  • Seeks, establishes, and maintains positive working relationships with public and private  
  •    schools, daycares, hospitals, community agencies and groups, and multidisciplinary


  • Use nationally recognized programs to deliver education and awareness to the community in

   the areas of:

    • body safety and awareness
    • child abuse reporting
    • symptoms of child abuse
    • professional training
  • Ensure that pre-and post-test data is stored and entered in the database in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with agency partners to provide professional development needs/opportunities
  • Attend community events to raise awareness about Kid’s Place
  • Planning and organizing awareness efforts during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • Assist with annual fundraising events
  • Remains current with professional literature on child abuse issues
  • Other duties as specified by the Executive Director.


Education and experience:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field is preferred. Three years of professional experience working directly with children is preferred.  Previous experience in law enforcement, social work, mental health, and/ or experience as a trainer/educator is preferred.  Specialized and ongoing training will be provided.

Knowledge, skill, and abilities:

Knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to work as a team player with Kid’s Place staff members
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with members of other community and partner


  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and/or neglect
  • Knowledge of the stages of child development
  • Knowledge of community agencies, organizations, and groups
  • Ability to organize a variety of tasks with great attention to detail
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must have proficient computer skills and the ability to maintain documentation
  • Sensitivity to cultural responsiveness

Other requirements for employment:

A person in this position must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and must pass an extensive criminal background check.

Additional Information



Full-time employees are awarded two weeks of annual leave within the first year of employment

Paid Holidays and sick time

Health, dental, and vision insurance benefits are available to all full-time employees

How to Apply

Diversity/EEO Statement:  Place Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To Apply:

Interested Applicants should email their Cover Letter and Résumé to:

Charlsi Legendre, Executive Director

Subject line: Community Awareness Specialist

No phone calls, please.


  • Date Posted: August 8, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/15/2023
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F