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Nashville Children's Alliance

PREVENTION AND OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Nashville Children's Alliance

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Job Summary

Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County ages 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures. 

NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed to violence. NCA is located in Nashville’s Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.  

OBJECTIVES:

NCA is seeking an enthusiastic Full-Time Prevention and Outreach Specialist to train and educate adults on child abuse prevention in the Nashville area, as well as engaging with our local community to raise awareness about child abuse and NCA. The Prevention and Outreach Specialist will play a critical role in developing and carrying out child abuse prevention activities in conjunction with our team and will represent NCA in the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate prevention education opportunities throughout the community
  • Provide training to targeted groups on an ongoing basis
  • Seek out and participate in community events throughout Davidson County
  • Assist with social media outreach
  • Measurement Surveys and other platforms
  • Generate and submit internal and external reports, including synthesizing data received 
  • Prepare data for meetings, presentations, and reporting 
  • Interact with stakeholders in a manner that promotes NCA in the community
  • Support the Director of Development as needed

Qualifications

  • Belief in NCA’s mission and commitment to providing trauma-informed care to children and families 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must have strong public speaking skills
  • Proactive, “go-getter” attitude
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is preferred

Additional Information

Benefits

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year. NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental, and life. Staff members are granted 1.5 hours of wellness time each week, and NCA’s facility is equipped with a gym for employees to use at no cost.

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. NCA does not discriminate in regard to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Meredith Luckett at meredith.luckett@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Prevention and Outreach Specialist.”

Details

  • Date Posted: June 27, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 37.5-40