Position Title: School Based Prevention Specialist
The School Based Prevention Specialist will work within the school districts in Saratoga County and provide evidenced-based curricula and activities for the purpose of reducing underage alcohol, nicotine and other drug use, bullying and violence. An educator will promote positive youth development in their assigned school districts and communities and be an able and competent professional working with children, teenagers and school personnel. The Specialist will follow a 10 month school based schedule.
The responsibilities of the Prevention Specialist shall include, but not limited to:
- Ability to schedule, deliver and update evidence-based model programs to students in elementary, middle and high school.
- Correspond with school personnel, promptly addressing their needs and concerns. After completion of the programs, certificates are awarded to each student.
- Promote the Prevention Council Programs with teachers and administrators and training teachers as needed.
- Able to set clear priorities, work independently and manage the demands of multiple school districts.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule (including some evenings, weekends and early mornings) to accommodate early school schedules, health fairs and other tabling events, parent programs and youth events. Must be able to travel regularly, primarily throughout the agency’s geographic area.
- Assist and support the DWI Outreach Coordinator with SADD clubs and activities as needed.
- The Prevention Specialists are responsible for helping to design and implement the annual Safe Spring Youth Leadership Conference coordinated by the DWI Outreach Coordinator.
- Assist Supervisor in collecting key informant interviews and data from school personnel in order to plan future programs and strategies.
- Utilize the online data collection program as required by OASAS.
- Attend drug and alcohol trainings, conferences, and agency sponsored community forums that enhance educational and programming skills.
- Remain current with information and research regarding alcohol, nicotine and other drugs.
- Ability to model behavior consistent with the mission of The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council as per the agency’s personnel manual.
- Participate in, and actively support, agency fundraising efforts.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or university. CPS, CPP credential from OASAS, Master’s degree with teaching experience preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree with experience working with children and/or implementing evidence based programs will be considered.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Current valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, fingerprinting clearance and vehicle availability.
To apply please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15th.
The Prevention Council is an equal opportunity employer