Prevention Specialist, Soundcheck Prevention Network

Soundcheck Prevention Network (Soundcheck) partners with schools to develop student-centered, tailored substance misuse prevention programming that addresses community risk and protective factors.

The Prevention Specialist works with school communities to plan and deliver substance misuse prevention services to youth, families, and school staff.

Core responsibilities
o Collaborate with schools to develop sustainable prevention strategies.
o Provide research-informed, age-appropriate educational programs.
o Administer and evaluate assessments to identify community risk and protective factors. o Compose reports for community assessments and program summaries.
o Participate in professional development opportunities for personal and organizational
growth.

Location & commitments
o This is a permanent, full-time salaried position with occasional evening and weekend work.
o Position is a combination of virtual work and regular onsite client visits.
o Must be able travel domestically and internationally for assignments and maintain
reliable transportation.
o Position may require traveling for consecutive weeks and/or for three or more programs within a four-week period.

Qualifications
o At least three years of continuous, long-term recovery from alcohol and/or other substance use disorder.
o Bachelor’s degree in education or behavioral health field from accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
o Excellent public speaking, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. o Ability to effectively use your personal experience with substance use disorder to teach
core principles of alcohol and other drug prevention.
o Successful completion of Soundcheck’s background check process.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills
o Experience in multi-cultural environments; bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus. o Experience with alcohol and other drug prevention planning and program implementation.
o Advanced degree(s) in related field (school counseling, public health, addiction studies) preferred.
o Basic skills in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms.

If you would like to apply, please email [email protected] with the subject line: Prevention Specialist. Attach your resume and a cover letter that tells us why you are interested in the position and why you would be a great fit for our team. Please be ready to provide references upon request. The salary for this position is $47,500 – $53,000 per year, health stipend: $500/month.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024.

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