HAVEN Elementary Educator/Puppeteer
HAVEN is dedicated to eliminating domestic and sexual violence through education, support, and
social change. Our mission
is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower individuals
and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.
The HAVEN Violence Prevention Education team presents our Safe Kids Strong Teens programs in K-12
classrooms 4 to 5 days a week. Our interactive workshops use large and small group activities,
multi-media presentations, classroom discussion, and puppets (for K-4). HAVEN Educators use
knowledge of the cultural and social causes of sexual and domestic violence to lead prevention
efforts in schools in Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire. In the classroom, HAVEN
Educators teach children help-seeking skills, change knowledge and attitudes about violence, and
encourage pro- social behaviors.
• As a member of a two-person team you will co-present violence prevention programs in K-5th
grade classrooms. K-4 presentations are about personal body safety using puppets and 5th grade is
about boundary setting using discussion and storytelling.
• Travel daily to schools throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.
• Utilize appropriate classroom management strategies
• Assist with supervision of Education volunteers and interns while in classrooms
• Maintain and respect confidentiality of all schools/students we serve
• Present to parents, professionals, community members, and local agencies as needed
• Table on behalf of the agency at outreach and fundraising events as needed
• Assist in special projects and assignments as required for the effective operation of the
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree and/or related comparable work experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Experience working with elementary aged children. Excellent oral communication
skills and public speaking. Experience facilitating discussions with both small and large groups.
Ability to memorize material.
HELPFUL SKILLS: Teaching/puppeteer/performance/improvisation background. Knowledge related to
issues of sexual, domestic, teen dating, and gender-based violence, particularly as they affect
young people. Understanding of child growth and development. Familiarity with best practices
related to prevention education.
TRAITS: Professional and punctual. Flexible and adaptable. Ability to work both individually and
as part of a team. Non- discriminatory and culturally sensitive. Organized and attentive to
detail. Committed to ending domestic and sexual violence.
Requires a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable personal transportation for
travel to schools throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire. Mileage
From Haven’s inception, Diversity & Inclusion have always been key to our success. We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and
backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and
gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and
many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success,
and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion relate to and are
inextricably linked with all aspects of HAVEN’s mission to end violence and change lives and how we
aim to do this vital work. A commitment to issues of DEI positions HAVEN to improve the quality of
the experience for our staff, volunteers, clients and community.
STATUS OF POSITION
HOURS PER WEEK: 40 (year-round or school year only) Salaried Non-exempt $17-$18/hour
Benefits Eligible (Medical/Dental/Retirement match/PTO)
REPORTS TO: Education Manager