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Child Safety Educator Job Announcement

ECHO, 1500 Poplar Level Rd., Ste. 2, Louisville, KY 40217
Part Time, 20 hours/week, no benefits
Shifts will vary and person in position will deliver safety education in schools and public venues in Metro Council Districts 4, 5, 6, and 15.

This position is grant funded for 1 year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. Employment beyond June 30, 2015 is dependent on funding. This position has no benefits and is paid bi-weekly. Hourly rate is a minimum of $11.00/hour and depends on experience.

Residents of Metro Louisville Council District 4, 5, 6 or 15 are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Send detailed cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Jobs@ECHO- or 1500 Poplar Level Rd., Ste. 2, Louisville, KY 40217. Emailed application materials preferred.

No phone calls, please.

Interviews will be scheduled as application materials are received and will start on June 23. Applications will be accepted until July 25. Expected start date is August 18,  preferably sooner.

Child Safety Educator Job Description
Responsibilities Include:
With direction from Executive Director, execute the Transforming Communities Education Plan Help identify child victims during prevention programming
Assist in coordinating and deliver programs at elementary, middle and high schools
Assist in coordinating and deliver community education
Educate students on body and Internet safety using ECHO’s prevention curricula
Educate adults on body and Internet safety using ECHO’s prevention curricula


Distribute and collect evaluation tools
Maintain evaluation records for prevention programming

Professional Training

Become familiar with the issue of child abuse
Attend professional training as determined by Executive Director Become familiar with all ECHO curricula


Administrative Duties

Maintain accurate records of travel and time Submit reports in a timely manner
Maintain all data in database

Other activities as direct by the Executive Director

Experience and Education Requirements

  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Comfortable and competent in working with children
  • Comfortable and competent in public speaking
  • Strong problem solving skills and initiative
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
  • Equally capable and comfortable working independently or as a team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Current and valid driver’s license and liability insurance
  • Able to successfully pass a criminal background check (no abuse, child maltreatment, etc.).Preferred
  • Resident of Metro Louisville Council District 4, 5, 6 or 15
  • Experience working with children ages 4-14
  • Some college, preferably education/early childhood development focus

ECHO’s Agenda for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) will be hosting several events throughout the month of April to raise awareness about child abuse and continue to fight against it.  For more information on how you can help advocate against child abuse by participating in any of the events please like ECHO’s facebook page at and/or connect with Kelsie Smithson via phone or e-mail.

On April 29 from open to close at the Village Anchor located at 11507 Park Rd  Louisville, KY 40223.  During this time insert percentage of each meal will be donated to ECHO in order to further the mission of promoting education about sexual child abuse and methods of prevention. Please come out and enjoy a delicious meal and help to support ECHO’s mission at the same time.

ECHO will be launching the newly renovated TIPS (Teaching the Importance of Personal Safety) program into several schools throughout the month of April at various dates and times.  If you are interested in helping us provide children with the information they need to recognize signs of sexual abuse and rules to help them get out of uncomfortable situation email or call ECHO’s contact listed above.

The biggest event for ECHO this year to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month is the organization of several flashmobs.  There will be numerous groups of individuals and organization that with chose a date and time to perform a flashmob created by ECHO.  At each flashmob viewers will also be provided with a brief infographic that includes important statistical child abuse information as well as suggestions of ways they can fight against it.

About ECHO: Exploited Children’s Help Organization has worked to protect the children of Kentuckiana since 1983.  It is a volunteer-based organization that has served as the source of education, prevention, and support for families and victims of child abuse, abduction, and exploitation.

The goal for ECHO is to raise public awareness about prevalence of child abuse and ways to prevent/stop it from occurring.  In order to make the statistics of child abuse decrease people must first be educated about the topic and then be willing to work together to improve the well-being of children in this country.