About Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS)
Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’ service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote safety and self-determination. Our vision is to live in a society that no longer tolerates domestic and sexual violence, but rather thrives on mutual respect.
CWS offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry, and elder abuse. Through our confidential emergency shelter, our rural outreach office and A Safe Place Family Justice Center, CWS coordinates services with other public and private agencies in order to best serve survivors seeking help. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly trained staff.
Benefits of working at CWS:
Clackamas Women’s Services is proud to offer competitive wages, paying 75%-90% of market for all positions and offering a full package of benefits including:
- 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits
- 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance,
- Generous PTO (29.5 days in first year based on accrual) with an additional 6 holidays/meaningful days
- Paid parental leave
- Monthly retirement plan contribution of 3%
- Employee Assistance Program
- Professional development opportunities
Responsible for conducting primary prevention education, outreach, information and referral to youth. Service delivery includes providing daily See it. End it. curriculum in middle and high school classrooms throughout the urban and rural areas of Clackamas County. Engages school communities in sexual and dating violence prevention with in-person classroom instruction.
- Lead efforts to establish on-going, prevention education programming within urban and rural Clackamas County schools.
- Administer violence prevention programming within Clackamas County schools through daily in-person classroom presentations to students. Staff are responsible for collaborating with teachers and managing classroom dynamics during lessons. Lessons currently include the following topics:
- Bystander Intervention
- Introduction to Sexual Violence
- Introduction to Dating/Domestic Violence
- Root Causes of Violence (Oppression)
- Gender Socialization and Identity
- Healthy Relationships
- Media Literacy
- The Harms of Pornography
- Victim Empathy
- Bystander Practice
- Other lesson topics as added
- Act as classroom leader and provide trauma-informed classroom management, interventions, or lessons.
- Reach out to teachers and school administration to support prevention program, schedule presentations, and build connections with CWS or other service providers.
- Empower students and youth to become active bystanders and healthy communicators by modeling, teaching, and practicing interrupting hateful or bullying behavior.
- Engage students and youth in violence prevention and encourages and assists them with youth-led violence prevention education projects amongst their peers.
- Help students and youth evaluate their own life, relationships, and culture through curriculum and activities.
- Administer and participate in assessments with students and teachers to increase program efficacy.
- Model and promote attitudes of non-violence, anti-oppression, inclusiveness, and power-sharing in all facets of position responsibilities, especially when working with community partners.
- Be an outspoken voice against violence against women and children, teen dating violence, sexual assault, rigid gender roles, and norms of masculinity within the community through conversation, trainings, social media, and one-on-one conversations.
- Work to engage specific communities around issues of interpersonal violence including men and rural communities.
- Provide training and information to school administrators, counselors, teachers and involved parents about teen dating violence, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, primary prevention, and adequate school response.
- Facilitate group conversations in a supportive, respectful manner.
- Act as classroom leader and provide trauma-informed interventions or lessons when needed
- Provide support and information referrals, education, and advocacy, especially concerning youth services when needed and available.
- Make referrals to direct service staff for ongoing youth support when needed.
- Act as back up educator for Communities for Safe Kids programming, a child sexual abuse prevention program utilizing facilitated workshops with puppets, in Clackamas County elementary schools. Lessons include:
- Understanding Feelings
- Appreciating Diversity
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Bullying Prevention
- Staying Safe in DV
- Healthy Friendships
- Teen Dating Violence
- Participate in curriculum revision for both See it. End it. and Communities for Safe Kids programming.
- Provide assistance with the Camp HOPE and Pathways program, including but not limited to:
- Assist with activity implementation and camper & family engagement throughout the year and leading up to camp.
- Act as in-person, lead staff member at camp for 2.5 weeks each summer by leading activities and participating in the execution of all aspects of on-site, Camp Hope programming.
- Act as a mentor and set a great example for camp counselors and camp support staff,
- Participate in youth mentoring events throughout the year
- Assist with monthly grant reports by providing data to Community Education and Communications Manager.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Represent the mission, values and philosophy of CWS to program participants and community partners.
- Maintain appropriate case records including school file notes, assessments, and services provided. Complete documentation of all services, including intakes, confidentiality statements, and statistics, within ALICE database for all clients on a minimum of weekly basis.
- Maintain appropriate client confidentiality.
- Work to increase other providers’ capacity to respond to family violence within their programs.
- Attend CWS all staff meetings, year-end retreat, and weekly team meetings.
- Meet regularly with supervisor to plan and prioritize projects.
- Submit necessary monthly service logs, staff reports, mileage reimbursement forms and quarterly program statistics.
- Experience in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or child abuse.
- Experience teaching, training, or public speaking.
- Experience working with pre-teen and teen populations.
- Knowledge of classroom management, curriculum construction, or teaching techniques.
- Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic/ sexual violence and child abuse.
- Demonstrated ability to work non-judgmentally with people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and positive parenting techniques.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable motorized vehicle.