We are seeking a FT master’s/bachelor’s level Drug & Alcohol Prevention Specialist to implement prevention strategies and programs in Berks County schools and communities. Must have excellent presentation skills and experience working with youth. Hours may include evenings and weekends, portion of work done remotely. All candidates must be tobacco-free.
TO APPLY: Please apply online using the form below, or send resume and cover letter to Council on Chemical Abuse, 50 N 5th Street, 5th Floor, Reading, PA 19601 by June 25, 2021. EOE
DEFINITION: A professional position in substance abuse prevention involves educational consultation, and community engagement activities.
A prevention specialist will implement a variety of activities involving schools and/or the community as part of an overall prevention approach to substance abuse. Work involves providing students and school staff with technical assistance and training related to drug and alcohol abuse and other addictions. Prevention includes curriculum, policy matters, awareness campaigns, and developing/ disseminating electronic and written educational material. Summer programs include implementing highly interactive activities to community-based locations. Prevention responsibilities are characterized by involvement in one or more of the above areas in order to educate and serve as a resource on substance abuse issues. Prevention Specialist reports directly to the Prevention Program Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
PA State Police Check, FBI and Child Abuse Checks must be completed and in good standing before position can begin.
Full-time position includes a 37.5 work week. Most hours will be worked between normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm. Occasional night and weekend hours based on current programs and community requests. Flexibility including remote work is considered.
Questions please contact Jaclyn Steed, email@example.com (610) 376-8669, Ext. 107.
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