Prevention Specialist

At Phoenix House, change is something we
embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix
House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment,
with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing
individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and
related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a
holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social
needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based
prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater
understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the
whole person?and come from all fields.
We operate personalized, strength-based,
gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for
our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is
integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ?One Phoenix House? we
believe in having fun along the way ? embracing ?progress not perfection? as
our journey continues.
The Prevention Specialist provides and ensures quality school andcommunity-basedprevention education and
intervention services to high-risk youth and their families. The position
provides prevention education using Positive Actions and otherevidence-basedpractices, crisis intervention
and referrals to at-risk youth, their families, and school personnel. They will
assist in the coordination and implementation of behavioral health and
prevention services, working with schools, community groups,andother agencies. Conduct crisis
intervention, substance abuse screenings, assessments, or referrals when
needed. Collaborate with school personnel to develop strategies addressing
behavioral health and preventionandaddress alternative educational and behavioral placement opportunities for
students. Present, facilitate and co-facilitate various groups, individual,
family, and public education presentations. Coordinates and facilitates
activities which include meals, snacks, field trips, arts & crafts projects
and sports activities in support ofeffectiveand quality program delivery.
+ Bachelor?s Degree or higher in education, social work or related
field or equivalent experience
+ Two years? experience working with youth in chemical dependency
prevention, intervention, or treatment field required.
+ Ability and
willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled
+ Ability to effectively
communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to
complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively
+ Ability to establish and
consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix
+ Strong crisis management,
conflict resolution,andde-escalation
+ Must show anaptitudefor service and for working as part of
a team
+ Computer literacydemonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and
web-based applications
Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background
checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing,
verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against
discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
EEO is the Law:Applicants
and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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