WCST's Santa's Workshop on December 20th was huge success. We were able to provide gifts for 71 clients including our shelter residents, 46 of the recipients were children. What a wonderful opportunity to see smiles on the faces of those we serve. WCST is grateful for being selected as the recipient of the KTVL Community Toy Drive. Thank you to The Grange and Wendy's in Grants Pass for participating!
Our local Mudslinger team participated in their yearly 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race, which takes place in Bend, Oregon. They took first place and was granted the opportunity to donate the proceeds of their division which was made up of 5 officers of multiple agencies including Oregon State Police, Medford Police, Oregon Youth Authority and Community Corrections. Women's Crisis Support Team received $425. Thank you so much!
Grants Pass public safety levy passes easily
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
With all 13 precincts reporting, the unofficial election results are in. The Grants Pass supplemental public safety levy — the lone item up for vote on the November ballot — has overwhelmingly passed.
Local officials say this acts as a vote of confidence by Grants Pass residents in the work of the Department of Public Safety.
The levy received 5,623 votes in favor (71 percent) and 2,292 votes against (29 percent).
Look for a full story in today's edition of the Daily Courier and online at thedailycourier.com.
UPDATE: We are almost there! $6500 left to match AllCare Health's match pledge of $42,000. Thank you to all who have donated to this campaign!
Position Title: Prevention Educator
Hours: 40 Hrs a week Mon-Fri with occasional evenings or weekends
Supervisor: Prevention Program Coordinator
Wage: DOE + Benefits (Health, PTO, Life Insurance) Exempt position
Position Summary: This position works primarily with young men and women in area high schools. The focus is men's engagement in violence prevention, mentorship of young men, and promotion of prevention strategies that encourage young men to take an active role in preventing violence. The Prevention Educator will be part of our Prevention Team whose primary duties will be the development, enhancement, and delivery of prevention curricula to area youth and promotion of community building strategies to suppress intimate partner violence. As a member of the Prevention Team, the Prevention Educator will also be responsible for organizing community outreach events in support of the WCST, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Finally, the member will assist in WCST volunteer outreach, public speaking engagements, development and maintenance of community partnerships, and trainings.
Essential Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
The Violence Prevention Educator position will require working knowledge of computer usage including the use of Microsoft Office components, e-mail, and internet technologies. Use of PowerPoint and presentation technologies, including projectors and sound equipment is encouraged.
Statement of Confidentiality
Candidate must agree, in writing, to maintain confidentiality of students/survivors and agency at all times.
Criminal History Background Check Required
Candidate must consent to a criminal history background check.
Compliance with Policies
Candidate must comply with WCST policies, procedures and safety regulations as communicated in writing and verbally by their supervisor.
Valid Driver’s License, successful completion of a background investigation, and must be eligible to be an insured driver and have reliable transportation.
Safety Considerations: Some travel may be required.
The Women’s Crisis Support Team strives for a free and open hiring process, and does not discriminate on the basis of cultural affiliation, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, gender, physical ability, national origin, religious or political belief.
To apply, please visit our website: www.wcstjoco.org to download the application. Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to our mailing address:
WCST Attn: HR
560-A NE F St. #430
Grants Pass, OR 97526
This position is open until filled, initial application review will be July 5, 2017.