Prevention Specialist Position


Prevention Specialist Position

Community for New Direction is a not‐for‐profit corporation, incorporated in 1989 to provide substance abuse prevention for K-12 and substance abuse treatment services for adults. Community for New Direction’s revenue is comprised of city, county, state, federal grants, Medicaid, private contracts and donations.

Community for New Direction is seeking a full-time employee to provide substance abuse prevention to youth K-12

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences or related field is preferred, or a high school diploma or equivalent with three years of professional experience in the alcohol/drug abuse field. Must possess or be in the process of OCPS certification. Bilingual in English / Spanish a plus. Must possess an understanding of the alcohol and drug abuse field and its related problems. Must have valid Ohio driver license.

General Statement of Duties: The Prevention Specialist is under the direct supervision of the Manager of Prevention Services. Salary Range: $29,000-$34,000

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide drug and alcohol awareness directly to targeted population (K-12) in various settings (after school groups, school classroom, summer day camp, etc.)

Must establish and maintain an effective professional relationship with the clients served.

Attend workshops, seminars, in-services training, staff meetings and professional development sessions as required.

Maintain appropriate daily, weekly and monthly record keeping.

Complete all required documentation requests of the position.

Adhere to all agency personnel policies and procedures.

Assist in other areas as deemed necessary by the Manager of Prevention Services and/or Director of Prevention Services.

• Cover Letter and Resume’
• List of references (last 24 months) that can verify the quality of work applicable to the duties to be performed herein and hourly compensation requested.
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