Prevention Coordinator (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA)


Reporting to the Program Director, the Prevention Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating substance abuse prevention programs for youth, parents, professionals using evidence-based practices, and positive based intervention services standards.


  • Provide supervision to Prevention team on the delivery of services, procedures, documentation, program implementation, professional ethics, and standards of conduct.
  • Provides training and supervision to Prevention and Intervention Specialist in the areas of classroom management techniques, procedures, curricula delivery, curricula design, programming, assessment and referral procedures, program documentation, professional ethics and standards of conduct.
  • Responsible for performance management of team members to include hiring, training, coaching, professional development, performance evaluation, and general supervision.
  • Observes prevention and intervention services provided to ensure that appropriate curricula, best practices, and methods are being used and that high-quality services are being delivered.
  • Provides coaching as needed to develop prevention specialist's skills and improve the quality of services.
  • Review and approve staff documentation relating to program delivery, participant records, time records, leave requests, and other programmatic documentation.
  • Attend all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements. Conduct required staff training sessions as assigned, including new staff training.
  • Present, facilitate and co-facilitate various group, individual, family, and public education presentations.
  • Monitors program expenditures to ensure compliance with established budgets and contract guidelines
  • Promote and utilize research-based curriculum for youth to ensure fidelity to the model curricula.
  • Adhere to contract requirements, including data collection, task deadlines, staffing requirements and billing requirements
  • Conduct crisis intervention, substance abuse screenings, assessments, or referrals when needed.
  • Collect data and complete reports for compliance with Phoenix House or funding agency requirements.
  • Form relationships and linkages with schools in the local community to develop community resources, market, publicize, and integrate Phoenix House services.
  • Attends and conducts team meetings and assures that effective prevention protocols and practices are followed, and reviews program progress to monitor fidelity to curricula and effectiveness of the program.
  • Attend and participate in a local school, community, staff, and other meetings in accordance with program needs.
  • 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


The incumbent in this position supervisors lower level staff


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
  • One (1) year supervisor experience in a prevention, intervention or treatment team preferred
  • One (1) year experience providing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention services prior to employment. Education may be substituted for an experience where coursework is directly related to an ATOD prevention or public health field
  • Experience developing, providing, and/or evaluating community-based environmental prevention programs/services;
  • Experience conducting activities that align with the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Steps: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation;
  • Experience engaging and/or organizing community members, businesses, and community leaders in the implementation/adoption of a community and/or population-based effort
  • 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 implement evidence-based strategies and prevention concepts for addressing alcohol-related community problems and contributing factors
  • Competency to work with the various ethnic/cultural groups in the target area/community.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • 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: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job Number: 412