Prevention Specialist

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Prevention Specialist
Reports To: Mental Health Prevention Coordinator
Employment Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000


  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in a related field and 2 years of experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in related human service field in psychology, addictions, social work, education, human services, social science or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in public relations and speaking, communication, program development/implementation and organization.
  • Comfortability commuting up to 40 miles from the greater Utica area.
  • Capable of working in an academic atmosphere.
  • Established knowledge of local community and accessible resources preferred but not required.
  • Current and valid NYS driver’s license.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide prevention education to students, staff and community members adhering to evidence-based practice primarily in an academic setting.
  • Develop and provide community and school based presentations, events and activities related to prevention or agency services as requested.
  • Establish and build relationships with school districts including administration, students and staff.
  • Comfortable working with students aged K-12 as determined by school placement.
  • Actively participate in department, agency, local, regional and state meetings or trainings as requested.
  • Assist with completion of programming related to the OASAS work plan and compile program data for local and state reporting requirements for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Coordinate school-based programming and services.
  • Assist in strategic planning and programming.
  • Accurately and effectively collect data and report quality outcomes of services as requested.
  • Market and network all prevention and agency services and programs.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with local, regional and state agencies.
  • Provide education and awareness for website, social media, prevention monthly newsletters, virtual and in-person presentations and trainings.
  • Provide information and provide referral for further services and supports both internally and externally.
  • Become familiar and well versed in community agencies and supportive services.
  • Assist with fundraising and grant writing.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
  • Promote a positive workplace environment.

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