Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist - Prevention
Vancouver, WA Prevention
Job Type
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Type: Full-time (Hybrid - 50% in Office and Local Community)

Salary: Starting at $21.00/hr

$1,000 Sign On Bonus


We’ve identified the day-to-day responsibilities linked to each position. In addition to the position specific responsibilities provided below, each YWCA Clark County employee must share responsibility for upholding and modeling the organization’s core value on a daily basis.

  • Ensure that participants, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the organization’s 1% for Social Change requirement.
  • Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections with poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in all daily tasks
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s commitment to social justice by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
  • Stay up-to-date on research-based violence prevention strategies and programs, particularly regarding domestic and dating violence. 
  • Regularly attend and participate in relevant taskforce meetings including co-facilitating the Teen Dating Violence task force.
  • Conduct outreach to schools, youth serving organizations, and organizations currently providing services to youth experiencing oppression. 
  • Implement comprehensive curriculum which utilizes best practices and addresses identified needs of target population. Review and update as needed to maintain alignment with evidence based and best practice models. 
  • Facilitate workshops for adults, community members, and youth serving professionals to increase understanding youth, healthy relationship development, and teen dating violence.
  • Request and collect feedback from participating youth and community partners. 
  • In partnership with the Prevention Program Manager, evaluate effectiveness of prevention program including: grant period activities, curriculum, engagement with participants and stakeholders, and impact within the community. 
  • Document progresses, comply with all contract required reporting, and ensure a timely submission of all paperwork.
  • Hold active and up to date driver’s license and auto insurance in order to travel throughout Clark County for groups and community meetings. 
  • Adhere to program specific and organization-wide policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Proactively maintain yearly training requirements.
  • Be present for and appropriately participate in YWCA and Prevention specific meetings as required.


We’ve identified the skills, abilities, knowledge, education, and experience a person will need in order to be successful in their position. This combination of qualities is referred to as a position’s critical success factors, or CSF’s.

There is a strong social justice component to all positions within YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of anti-racism  and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values.

Related education: A.A./A.S. degree in a related field or position equivalent experience in addition to the experience requirements listed below.  

Related experience: 

  • At least one year of prevention work with a focus in anti-oppression as well as strong working knowledge of prevention strategies. 
  • At least one year experience with creating and facilitating workshops and training, preferably for middle school-aged youth. 
  • At least one year experience in program evaluation, data collection and data analysis.
  • At least one year working or volunteering with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations and LGBTQIA+ populations with an emphasis on working with youth. 

Strong time management and organization skills: effectively manage a schedule that includes task force meetings, community contacts, partner engagement, training and program specific meetings. Maintain up-to-date contact lists and calendar.

Strong ability to work with youth experiencing multiple forms of oppression: effectively engage youth in multi-phase prevention plan and offer empowerment-based opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills. Maintain firm boundaries while modeling and building respectful, long term relationships.

Knowledge of: trauma-informed classrooms, sexual health education, designing & implementing lesson plans and evaluation.

Unparalleled soft-skills: Comfortable networking with diverse groups, organizations and individuals. With little to no prompting, adapt work and communication style to mitigate and/or de-escalate, improve the ability to work effectively with community partners as well as program participants, and forge lasting and mutually beneficial professional relationships. 

Ability to work in a self-directed manner: effectively engage in work-related research, contacts with other service providers and curriculum development as outlined in the Prevention Work Plan.

Ability to work in a team: consistently convey an open, respectful, and solution-oriented approach when seeking support, addressing challenges, completing work tasks, and providing or requesting feedback. 

Ability to work at a higher level: demonstrate unwavering integrity by taking accountability for mistakes, doing what’s needed to correct them, fostering excellent communication and supporting fellow co-workers to do the same. 

Ability to maintain strong boundaries: use work time to support the program and organization in a manner that protects our participants’ right to privacy. Set appropriate professional boundaries with youth served as well as model healthy boundary setting to support skill development. 

Strong critical thinking skills: in a self-directed manner, resolve challenges and answer questions while knowing when it’s time to seek additional guidance and/or direction. 

Strong technological skills: strong working knowledge of the MS suite of products, Google applications, various internet browsers, data entry programs, and social media platforms. 

Strong advocacy skills: utilize empowerment-based advocacy and strengths-based perspective to support participants in a manner that supports the organization’s core values, goals of the program, and organization’s overall-all mission. 

Strong crisis management skills: effectively and respectfully communicate often-times complex and emotionally charged information to participants, community partners, site hosts, co-workers, and supervisor. Communicate information through a trauma informed lens. 

Strong commitment to social change: Willing and able to engage in community-based activities and efforts that focus on changing social norms, attitudes and behaviors.