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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.
(Full-Time)
Reporting to the Prevention Coordinator the Prevention Specialist provides and
ensures quality school and community-based prevention education and
intervention services to high-risk youth and their families. The position
provides prevention education using Positive Actions and other evidence-based
practices, 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, and other agencies. Conduct crisis intervention, substance abuse
screenings, assessments, or referrals when needed. Collaborate with school
personnel to develop strategies addressing behavioral health and prevention and
address 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 of effective and quality program delivery.
SCHEDULE:
+ Variable
? Daytime, Evening, and Weekend
REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
+ Bachelor?s
Degree or higher in education, social work or related field or equivalent
experience
+ Bilingual
Spanish Preferred
EXPERIENCE:
+ Two
years? experience working with youth in chemical dependency prevention,
intervention, or treatment field required.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
+ Ability
and willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled
day.
+ 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 House
+ Strong
crisis management, conflict resolution, and de-escalation skills.
+ Must
show an aptitude for service and for working as part of a team
+ Computer
literacy demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based
applications
+ Must maintain a valid CA Drivers? License, have proof of automobile
insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
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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