Reporting to the Prevention Coordinator, the Prevention Specialist is
responsible for providing culturally relevant school and community-based
behavioral health, prevention education, positive character development, and
intervention services to at-risk youth and their families based on
evidenced-based practices which are appropriate to age, population, literacy,
culture, and development. The Prevention Specialist participates in all
documentation and data collection as required for quality improvement and outcomes
measurement. The Prevention Specialist collaborates with school personnel and
teachers professionally and positively to achieve the shared goals and
objectives of the project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
prevention education using Positive Actions, and other evidenced-based
practices, crises intervention, and referrals to at-risk youth, their families,
and school personnel.
in the coordination and implementation of behavioral health and prevention
services, working with schools, community groups, and other agencies.
crises intervention, behavioral health screenings, and/or referrals for
assessment and services when needed.
with school personnel to develop strategies addressing behavioral health and
prevention, and address alternative education and behavioral placement
opportunities for students.
facilitate and co-facilitate various groups, individual, family, and public
and utilize research-based curriculum for youth to ensure fidelity to Positive
Action and other evidenced-based practices as assigned.
data and complete reports for compliance with the school district, county,
state, or funding agency requirements.
relationships and linkages with organizations in the local community to develop
community resources, market, publicize, and integrate Phoenix House prevention
and participate in a local school, community, staff, and other meetings in
accordance with program needs.
in a timely fashion, all records and reports both written and electronically as
required by program standards.
positive, cooperative, and manually supportive relationships with the team
members, school administrators, students, and parents
all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state
licensing requirements, completes all training on time
and participates in program and all staff meetings
to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a
role model for others
School Diploma or equivalent required
degree in related field preferred
(1) year experience providing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD)
prevention services prior to employment. Education may be substituted for
experience where coursework is directly related to an ATOD prevention or public
developing, providing, and/or evaluating community-based environmental
conducting activities that align with the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
Steps: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation;
engaging and/or organizing community members, businesses, and community leaders
in the implementation/adoption of a community and/or population-based effort
maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile
insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE
For– Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and
in MS Office systems
to implement evidence-based strategies and prevention concepts for addressing
alcohol-related community problems and contributing factors
to work with the various ethnic/cultural groups in the target area/community.
to utilize an electronic healthcare record
and maintain effective working relationships with others
effectively with others both orally and in writing
to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
to model positive behavior and demeanor
of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
of patient development and family systems
time management and organizational skills
to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and
and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of
in Spanish preferred
Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA
Job ID: 80