Prevention Specialist (Strengthening Families Program)

Advent Group Ministries
 Freedom, CA

DEPARTMENT: Strengthening Families Program




REPORTS TO: SFP Program Director


The purpose of this position is to reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in youth and children and to improve social competencies and school performance within High School, Middle School and community settings. These social services will reduce youth maltreatment as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.


  • Provides SFP training classes for youth and their parents following the SFP curricula.
  • Become familiar with and implement best social practices for enhancing attendance.
  • Participate in training, staff, and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Informally socialize within the community of participants during meal times to enhance communication.
  • Document all phone calls to clients and parents, activities and review client progress.
  • Record mileage log daily and turn in monthly.
  • Track information for outcome measures and turn the information in to the Q&A Director in a timely manner.
  • Provide CALOMS information. Administer pre- and post- testing to students and report data to data management personnel.
  • Attend work-related, trainings and conferences.
  • Coordinate with DADS staff to facilitate students requiring treatment to receive those services.
  • Make referrals as necessary to help meet client needs.
  • Maintain client documentation in accordance to CFR 42, Section 2 and HIPAA.
  • Ensure that the training environment is clean, safe, and sanitary, and remains alcohol and drug-free.
  • Follow up with participants whose attendance is anything but 100%.

Age Limitation: Minimum age is 21 years.

Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to the law, a person must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident alien or meet the provisions of Section D of Annex 1603 of the North American Free Trade Agreement to engage in business activities at a professional level.

Felony Disqualification: Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to be appointed to positions of this class.

Background Investigation: Pursuant to the law, persons shall be fingerprinted prior to work in a facility, and shall be subject to a background investigation by Community Care Licensing and the FBI. Persons who have previously been subjected to this in Advent will not undergo any further investigation of this type.

Medical Requirement: Persons shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively have reviewed and determined that this job description accurately reflects the position.