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Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator

companyArchdiocese of Philadelphia
locationPhiladelphia, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

This job description explains the detail and general nature of the position; and overview of why the job exists and what the job is to accomplish.

Job title

Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Full-Time

Reports to

Director and Assistant Director


Office for Child and Youth Protection


Non-Exempt, Based on Job Duties

Job purpose

The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Safe Environment Program.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to Archdiocesan entities to implement abuse prevention policies.
  • Conduct trainings and presentations related to abuse prevention.
  • Manage internal database, gather data and complete reports.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Monitor program implementation.
  • Assist with auditing of parishes, schools and other entities to ensure compliance with policies.
  • Represent the organization to the public in person, via phone or e-mail in a professional manner.
  • Support office efforts to prevent child abuse and promote healing through various methods including serving on office committees and workgroups.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve the office.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Specialized Knowledge
    • Working knowledge of and comfort with Catholic faith and parish life is required.

  • Abilities
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a team and build relationships with a wide range of staff, volunteers, clients, partners, and all stakeholders in the community, across cultures and ethnic backgrounds, is essential.
    • Strong communication skills required.
    • Ability to analyze problems and develop plan of action/correction.
    • Ability to organize work, multi- task, and consistently meet deadlines.
    • Ability to address situations which require prompt decision and action.
    • Ability to perform job duties with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain confidential information.
    • Must be computer proficient with strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Travel within five counties of the Archdiocese.
    • Position is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.
    • Successful completion of mandatory Safe Environment trainings.

  • Licenses
    • None

  • Experience
    • Experience with child physical and sexual abuse related matters and prevention preferred.

Working conditions

This position is expected to be carried out Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m with some evenings and weekends as needed.

Physical requirements

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tool or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 30lbs.

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