Reporting to the Prevention Supervisor, the Prevention Specialist is responsible for the education of high-risk youth and families using the research-based curriculum.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for accurate completion of monthly reports and other documentation related to the progress of participants in the program.
- Promotes and utilizes a research-based curriculum as designated by the program contract for youth and/or families.
- Presents facilitate, and co-facilitates various group, individual, family, and public education presentations.
- Conducts pre-tests and post-tests on all participants as designated by the program contract
- Provides crisis intervention and referrals for participants as needed
- Attends and participates in the local school, community, staff, and other meetings in accordance with program needs.
- Provides youth supervision in all program activities.
- Adheres to the professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by Phoenix House policies.
- Coordinates and develops community resources and referrals.
- Coordinates and facilitates activities that include meals, snacks, field trips, arts & crafts projects, and sports activities.
- Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
- Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
- Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for other
- Other duties as assigned
- Degree in education, social work, or related field preferred.
- Certified Prevention Specialist designation preferred
- Two years' experience working with youth in chemical dependency prevention, intervention, or treatment setting. One-year of experience working with families is preferred for programs with family programs.
- Must maintain a valid Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For? Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
- Proficiency in MS Office systems
- Ability to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with youth, team members, parents, and community contacts.
- Ability to effectively present material to facilitate learning and life skill development in youth
- Ability to effectively manage classroom while presenting educational material
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
- Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
- Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
- Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Job location: Houston, TX
Job code: 102