Big Brothers Big Sisters of America ("BBBSA") is hiring a Youth Protection Prevention Specialist to join the National Office of the nation's largest youth empowerment organization.

The Youth Protection Prevention Specialist will collaborate with the Youth Protection team to advance best practices in youth protection and expand child abuse prevention initiatives while facilitating training and providing consultation and technical assistance to BBBS agencies.

The Prevention Specialist will be highly knowledgeable in current trends in youth protection best practice and crisis response, have strong analytical and data gathering skills, and have the ability to manage complex, highly sensitive matters with high attention to detail. The Prevention Specialist will have a bachelors degree and at least 5 years of related experience in a violence prevention and/or victim advocacy-related field.

The essential duties and responsibilities for the Youth Protection Prevention Specialist include, but are not limited to:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Child Protection Response & Prevention

  • Works in partnership with the Director of Youth Protection to develop and promote innovative and effective youth protection best practice strategies, to include, but not limited to policy and procedures for implementation at local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies
  • Consults with BBBS agencies in the implementation of nationwide strategies to strengthen local child safety and youth protection systems
  • Assists crisis response to affiliates experiencing a child safety-related threat or a critical child safety incident, including allegations of child abuse or exploitation.
  • Promotes best practice in youth protection and trauma-informed care (“TIC”) to agencies via BBBSA’s internal peer-sharing network, newsletters, and other means.
  • Collaborates with other organizations as directed to promote child protection best practice
  • Maintains knowledge of current BBBS Standards in addition to federal and state-specific laws related to child abuse and exploitation definitions, reporting requirements, FCRA, EEOC guidelines, and other related laws.

Learning & Development

  • Under the direction of the Director of Youth Protection, supports the planning and implementation of BBBSA’s Youth Protection Summit.
  • Collaborates with the Training team to ensure youth protection training courses are up to date.
  • Delivers youth protection training content to variety of audiences (in-person, online, and webinar-based) and participates in BBBSA regional and national conferences.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities to increase breadth and knowledge in the areas of youth development, youth protection, child abuse and violence prevention.

Technical Assistance

  • Under the guidance of the Director of Youth Protection, prepares internal reporting of BBBSA’s critical child safety incident reporting trends.
  • Assists the Director of Youth Protection in the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of current performance standards for volunteer enrollment, matching and match support.
  • Provides support in researching and maintaining historical records of child safety-related incidents within BBBS’ programs.
  • Informs management regarding risk management concerns.
  • Adheres to current policies and procedures to ensure confidentiality and accurate recordkeeping and record retention procedures are maintained.
  • Recommends resources to affiliate agencies that support implementation of child abuse prevention and child protection best practice.

Culture

  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion that reflects BBBSA’s commitment to JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion).
  • Provides consistent follow-up after meetings and throughout the life cycle of assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BBBSA Commitments

JEDI Commitment

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.