BHIS Prevention Specialist (Santa Ana, CA)


  • Provide prevention education using Positive Actions and other evidenced-based practices, crisis intervention, and referrals to at-risk youth, their families, and school personnel.
  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of behavioral health and prevention services, working with schools, community groups, and other agencies.
  • Conduct crisis intervention, behavioral health screenings, and/or referrals for assessment and services when needed.
  • Collaborate with school personnel to develop strategies addressing behavioral health and prevention, and address alternative education and behavioral placement opportunities for students.
  • Present, facilitate and co-facilitate various groups, individual, family, and public education presentations.
  • Promote and utilize a research-based curriculum for youth to ensure fidelity to Positive Action and other evidenced-based practices as assigned.
  • Collect data and complete reports for compliance with the school district, county, state, or funding agency requirements.
  • Form relationships and linkages with organizations in the local community to develop community resources, market, publicize, and integrate Phoenix House prevention services.
  • Attend and participate in local school, community, staff, and other meetings in accordance with program needs.
  • Complete in a timely fashion, all records, and reports, both written and electronically, as required by program standards.
  • Maintain positive, cooperative, and manually supportive relationships with the team members, school administrators, students, and parents.
  • Adhere to the professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by professional licensure and/or certification, and the policies of Phoenix House
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in education, behavioral health social work, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Community Health Educator or Prevention Specialist certification preferred.
  • Two years' experience working with youth in the prevention, intervention, or education field required.
  • Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Possession of counseling personality skills as reflected by a Counselor Profile Assessment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred


Job location: Orange County, CA

Job number: 232