Prevention Specialist (Too Good For Drugs Program)
DEPARTMENT: Step Up!
REPORTS TO: Clinical Program Director
The purpose of this position is to reduce the incidence of adolescent drug usage and violence through providing alcohol and drug prevention services in High School, Middle School and community settings. These services will improve critical life and social skills including decision making, refusal skills, critical analysis, and systematic judgment abilities.
- Develop expertise in the Too Good for Drugs and Too Good for Drugs and Violence curricula.
- Provide outreach to students of all racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, to encourage students to attend prevention classes. Provide outreach workshops, seminars, etc. to families to increase awareness of available prevention services.
- In conjunction with Step Up! Staff, and where appropriate, make special outreach contact to the families and siblings of Step Up! Clients.
- Make contacts with school personnel and faculty to develop opportunities for prevention services within the classrooms.
- Make community contact to develop opportunities for prevention services provided in community settings (churches, recreation centers, etc.).
- Provide faculty development through training provided by the Too Good For Drugs curricula which will enhance faculty understanding and command of strategies which will lead to fewer incidence of drug usage and violence
- Provide contact with and training for parents through the Too Good for Drugs curricula through quarterly family nights, newsletters, Home Workouts, and periodic phone calls. Equip parents with strategies for working with their youth that will decrease incidents of drug usage and violence
- Provide weekly prevention training for youth following the Too Good for Drugs curricula.
- Become familiar with and implement best practices for enhancing attendance.
- Participate in training, staffing, and committee meetings as assigned.
- Document all phone calls to clients and parents, activities and review client progress
- Record mileage log daily and turns 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 treatment services. Make referrals as necessary.
- Maintain client documentation in accordance to CFR 42, Section 2 and HIPAA.
- Ensure that all contact is maintained in a clean, safe, sanitary and alcohol and drug-free environment.
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.