SUSBTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST
The SAPS position is a federal 5-year grant-funded position responsible for coordinating and implementing two existing Action Plans (AP), working under the direction of the Project Director. The goals of the grants are to: 1) Prevent and reduce youth and adult use and abuse of alcohol, drugs, and other substances; 2) Grow social capacity within communities we serve to join efforts for a larger impact.
1- Work with school personnel, students in grades K-12, college interns, and volunteers to plan and implement youth campaigns, events, projects, and programs outlined in the Action Plans.
2 - Work in partnership with school personnel to recruit youth to build a youth coalition to implement youth-driven initiatives; help kids to help raise needed funds for new initiatives and programs if needed.
3 - Meet and work with community sector reps and other partners to implement activities in the AP.
4 - Attend in-person and remote partner meetings to build social capacity in the larger community to highlight our prevention activities, suggest possible collaborations, and expand our impact.
5 - Attend zoom and in-person trainings to meet requirements to become a Certified Prevention Specialist.
6 - Create prevention messages and a posting schedule for various media platforms: social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter), and radio and newspaper ads.
7 - Deliver swag and informational materials to schools and partners throughout the school year for various events, national monthly observances, campaigns, and more.
8 – Contribute newsletter content (i.e.prevention trainings and events, prevention resources, parent tips, toolkits,services, and programs).
9 – Coordinate scheduling of and provide oversight for interns and volunteers to assist in implementing the activities in the AP.
10 - Weekly updates to website training and prevention pages.
QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED: (*not all qualifications are required)
BS/BA in Human Services, Counseling, Addictions, Mental Health, Public Health, Behavioral Health Education, Social Work, or equivalent professional experience and education combination;
?Some community coalition building and/or community mobilizing
?Some knowledge and experience in the prevention of substance use
?Some experience delivering youth services and working with school personnel
?Comfortable with public speaking to present to classrooms, teachers, and various community partners
?Some media & communications experience
?Some experience developing and maintaining partnerships with community sectors (media, law enforcement, youth-serving agencies, civic and faith-based agencies, health professionals, parents, local & state government, business owners etc.)
?Have written, typed, and oral communications skills, phone etiquette, texts, and email, be familiar with Microsoft office & Google applications
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES DESIRED
?Demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion
?Remain flexible within an ever-changing environment and open to meeting emerging demands
?Demonstrate and model ethical, trustworthy, and professional behavior in and outside work
?Self-motivated, mission-driven and results-oriented
?Able to learn quickly and do new challenges and tasks as they arise
?Treats all people fairly, with dignity, respect and compassion
POSITION: Part-time to start (20hrs/week) for 3 months during training then becomes full-time (35 hours/week) with in-office and remote hours, and benefits including health/medical, dental, retirement, professional development, and support to become a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential - all training and exam fees paid. Weekly supervision will be provided. Some statewide and local travel and occasional evening and weekend hours for event set-up and attendance (our own and partners).
Extensive training is provided including attending at a 5-day prevention coalition academy in National Harbor, Maryland/DC in 2022.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $18-$20 /hour based on experience,education, and an in-depth interview.
TO APPLY: Please email a letter saying why you are interested in this position, and an updated resume of past professional experience and education to: Mary@RealityCheckNow.org
About this company
MISSION: Holistically reduce drug and alcohol use, addiction, and overdose, and the related social and economic costs to youth, adults, families, and businesses by providing comprehensive addiction services.
What We Do . . .
Prevention Education in Schools
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Referrals
Recovery Coaching & Support Groups
Location/Region: Monadnock Region