• Prevention Specialist (039)

    Location US-MI-Flint
    Position Type Regular Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Service Line
    Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services New Passages
    Combination Shift
    Hours per Week
    Department Name
    Connexion Prevention
  • About Us

    Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.


    The Prevention Specialist is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Under direct supervision, the Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing substance prevention services to ensure effective and professional program facilitation to community your and families.  Provides adult supervision and guidance throughout the program implementation process while assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of various prevention programs.



    This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

    1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
    2. Coordinates prevention services through identified strategies by working with school systems, community agencies, youth and law enforcement organizations.
    3. Provides direct services through group facilitation.
    4. Under direction of the manager the Preventive Specialist meets with appropriate personnel to determine needs for prevention programs and to provide in-service prevention training.
    5. Facilitates group referral and group screening process.  Works with agencies/personnel in identifying group participants.
    6. Utilizes science-based prevention curriculums to develop lesson plans for groups.
    7. Develops evaluation/measurement tools/surveys for groups and administers on a timely basis.
    8. Trains students to be peer educators and co-facilitators for groups.
    9. Works with community police officers to plan community education and engage them as expert speakers.
    10. Develops evaluations/measurement tool for community education and administers at each event.
    11. Responsible for all prevention program reports and statistics relative to program activities and continuing relationships with funding sources.
    12. Reports the progress of the prevention program to administration in writing as updates are made to funding sources.
    13. Assures compliance with all regulatory and funding body requirements.
    14. Provides referrals for clinical assessment and aftercare services.
    15. Maintains documentation regarding all referral information.
    16. Maintains commitment to professional competency by maintaining professional growth and development.
    17. Contributes to the efficient operations of the program.
    18. Keeps current in program and Standard Practices as demonstrated by attending staff meetings, reading meeting minutes.
    19. Demonstrates leadership ability by taking on special projects or temporary leadership roles as assigned.



    Educational / Talent Requirements:
    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences, Human Services or equivalent preferred.
    2. Minimum of 20 CEU required annually.
    3. Demonstrated professionalism in the areas of time management, communication.
    4. Ability to effectively problem solves utilizing all resources available.
    5. Must be able to work in an independent and self directed manner.
    6. Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft office suite (Word and Excel).
    7. Demonstrated professionalism in the areas of time management, communication.


    Work Experience Requirements:
    1. One year work-related experience in substance abuse counseling, treatment, prevention, or training.
    2. Experience working with diverse populations.



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