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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.
+ Variable ? Daytime, Evening, and Weekend
+ Bachelor?s Degree or higher in education, social work or related field or equivalent experience
+ Bilingual Spanish Preferred
+ 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 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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