Prevention Specialist

Job Position: Youth and Family Prevention Specialist
Full-Time: $35,000-$40,000 + Benefits

LAHC’s Prevention department has an immediate opening for a Prevention Specialist/Peer Recovery Coach. Our prevention program utilizes evidence-based strategies designed to keep individuals, families and communities healthy and free from problems related to alcohol and/or other drug use, gambling prevention, mental health disorders, parent/child conflict, abuse and/or neglect.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Facilitation of educational workshops/sessions in local schools, community and faith based organizations – this is the primary responsibility of the position. All schools, community organizations, and summer programs are located in Wayne County, Public and Charter.
  • Assist Program Manager in preparing lesson plans that conforms to program guidelines, are age appropriate, and is based on the needs of the participants.
  • Attend program meetings, trainings on and off-site.
  • Conduct pre and post evaluation and prepare reports
  • Provide presentations on general substance use issues and LAHC’s services as needed.
  • Facilitate educational classes/groups related to programming as needed.
  • Reports data and outcomes as required.
  • Disseminate substance use information at health and public fairs, school open houses and other community events.
  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships with appropriate agencies regarding substance use prevention.
  • Attends assigned meetings as required.
  • Ability to adjust hours of work based on the community needs, including some evening and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable of national and local substance use and prevention statistics and demonstrates the ability to apply current trends to service delivery.
  • Ensures assigned paperwork is completed and maintained in accordance with LAHC’s and funding source standards.

Education and Training Requirements: 

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, education, public health, human services, or criminal justice.
  • Prior facilitation experience and/or classroom training experience.
    Experience in public speaking and prior curriculum implementation is a plus.
  • Approximately 1+ year of related professional experience/ Experience in outreach education preferably with income eligible population.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural competency is a must.
  • Solid organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deliverables and expectations.
  • Bilingual is desirable (Arabic).
  • Must have transportation and a valid driver license. Travel to multiple sites to provide services to students, teachers, parents…etc
  • Preferred: Certified Prevention Specialist from MCBAP

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