School Based Services Educator/Advocate

Cornerstone is a $5M agency with approximately 90 employees.  Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center.

Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. In addition, through Cornerstone’s statewide Day One Crisis and Crime Victim Support lines, we provided services to over 20,000 persons via phone, text and chat. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. 

Position Summary

The Accounting Associate will be primarily responsible for twThe School Based Services Educator/Advocate spends the school year in South Hennepin County middle and high schools working on violence prevention and intervention directly with youth. The advocacy portion of the position requires 3 days/week in various schools in the Bloomington and Richfield communities providing advocacy sessions for youth impacted by family violence, teen dating abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking/exploitation. Additionally, the Educator portion consists of creating and facilitating classroom presentations on such topics as Teen Dating Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Gender Stereotypes, among others. Presentations will occur throughout our entire Hennepin County service area. This is a full-time position and summer is spent building and enhancing the quality and scope of the program.

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Salary: $18.03 – $21.75 Per Hour

Position Type: Full Time

Required Experience: 2 – 5 years

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Date Posted: September 1, 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Direct Service 40%:

  • Provide individual support/ brief intervention/ education/ advocacy with adolescents referred for dating violence, bullying, human trafficking, harassment, family violence issues, anger awareness and related issues.
  • Facilitate various school support groups: conduct anger awareness, harassment education, mentorship groups and gender specific discussion groups with referred students at various schools.
  • Maintain a level of expertise surrounding bullying, relationship violence, harassment, cyber bullying, sexual violence and human trafficking issues.
  • Maintain general understanding of community resources for youth.
  • Provide assistance and/or leadership with school based student advisory leadership committees and corresponding events.

Presentation Creation/Facilitation (40%):

  • Facilitate violence prevention classroom presentations in elementary, middle, and high school students and staff. Provide training, education, and discussion group facilitation for various small groups: parents, teachers, peer mediators, athletic groups, and volunteers.
  • Actively participate in creating and evaluating School-Based Curriculum and presentations to ensure it is relevant and aligns with best practices.
  • Assist with outreach efforts in the form of awareness campaigns, and collaborate with community organizations or community partners.

Administrative Responsibilities (10%):

  • Participate in program meetings. Meetings are held at our Minneapolis and Bloomington office locations.
  • Maintain consistent communication with colleagues while working from various locations.
  • Complete data entry in a timely manner. Accurately document critical incidents or mandated reporting situations.
  • Familiarity with and ensures adherence to NASW Code of Ethics, HIPAA standards, as well as state professional and ethical standards for mental health.
  • Must be able to work early mornings based on school schedules.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and trainings.
  • Any and all duties as assigned.

Outreach / Collaboration Duties (5%):

  • Reach out community organizations to engage in opportunities for collaboration.
  • Attend community meetings and initiatives, as assigned.
  • Assist in program public relations and marketing for the program and the agency.

Human Resources/ Professional Development (5%):

  • Report continuing education as requested.
  • Attend workshops and trainings (as negotiated with supervisor) for increasing professional skills.

Organizational Expectations:

  • Must complete the required sexual violence/domestic violence training within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Must provide own transportation to and from assigned schools. Mileage reimbursement provided.
  • Participate on internal committees as assigned.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and trainings.
  • Promote Cornerstone mission and philosophy.
  • Display high ethical/professional standards.

Education/Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2-4 years of experience working within an educational or school based setting. Experience in providing educational services or violence prevention programming to children, youth, and their parents. Knowledgeable about violence prevention, dating violence, bullying, anger, family violence, and crisis intervention, preferably regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking victims/survivors. Knowledge of resources and how to access them. Ability to work collaboratively with school administrators and staff; work independently and make decisions under pressure. Experience working with diverse populations. Must have access to a reliable car and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and provide proof of ongoing automobile insurance.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.

Additional Information

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Cornerstone offers generous wages and excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Apply online by completing this employment application and uploading your resume and cover letter directly in this form.

You can also download Cornerstone’s employment application (PDF) and submit the completed application, resume and cover letter to Jobs@cornerstonemn.org with the job title in the email subject line. 

Only applications with a completed form, resume and cover letter will be reviewed.

No agencies; no walk-ins; and no phone calls please. The Jobs@cornerstonemn.org email is only for receiving resumes. No additional information is known about open positions. Qualified applicants will be contacted after resumes are reviewed.

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Mission & Services

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.

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Minnesota Day One®

A statewide program of Cornerstone, Day One® works to ensure that no call for help goes unanswered so that all in need can find safety and support. Day One connects people to experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or general crime to help at agencies throughout the state.

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Call: 1.866.223.1111
Text: 612.399.9995

Please call 911 in an emergency.

Minnesota Crime Victims

Cornerstone’s General Crime Victim Advocacy program assists victims of assault, child abuse, impaired drivers, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, homicide and other crimes. We also can connect you to crime victim agencies through Minnesota via our statewide Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line.

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Call: 1.866.385.2699
Text: 612.399.9977

Please call 911 in an emergency.

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