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The Education Specialist is responsible for providing school and community-based education programs and performing systems advocacy. This position includes evening and weekend hours. The Education Specialist is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse as defined by PA Child Protective Services Law. Responsibilities require the exercise of independent judgment and knowledge of overall agency activities. This position is full-time with primarily daytime and early evening hours. This position participates in on-call duties.

Full-Time; Non-Exempt Position
Starting Salary: $15-$18/hr ($31,200 - $37,440)

*Starting salary determined based on education and experience. Click here to view our salary rubric. 


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  • Present education and awareness programs to pre-K through grade 12 in schools throughout our three-county service region.

  • Provide training and education programs for university students, health care workers, law enforcement, business personnel, church groups, and other community organizations.

  • Increase community awareness of agency’s services by:

    • Representing organization at health fairs and other awareness-raising venues.

    • Design fliers, brochures, handouts, advertisements, educational trifolds, and display centers for health fairs, school programs, and other awareness/educational programs.

  • Contact school administrators in districts in which agency has an established relationship to offer and schedule organization’s existing prevention education school-based programs.

  • Contact school administrators in districts in which agency does not have an established relationship to offer prevention education school programs and negotiate Memorandums of Understanding.

  • Perform systems advocacy and maintain statistics and strict record-keeping.

  • Contribute to grant research and grant writing as assigned by Outreach Coordinator.

  • Attend staff meetings, case review meetings, in-services, training, and additional meetings as assigned.

  • In collaboration with the other Education/Outreach Specialist, update Transitions’ A/V library and classroom curriculum.

  • Provide direct services to victims of crime by providing on-call coverage, hotline counseling, and other duties as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned as allowable by funders.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or Associate Degree and three years of classroom setting experience.

  2. Must complete the 80-hour Transitions Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault counselor training

  3. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Journalistic expertise and experience are helpful. Must have the ability to present information clearly through writing and public speaking.

  4. Must have the ability to deal with the emotional component of presentations and handle disclosures at outreach presentations.

  5. Must be knowledgeable of domestic violence, sexual assault, and all other relevant issues and their impact on the victims Transitions serves.

  6. Must be knowledgeable in various computer programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and other image programs.

  7. Need to be familiar and competent with Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.

  8. Must possess a reliable vehicle and have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions.

  9. Must have Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 clearances.

Transitions is an EOE. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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