|Position:|| ||Substance Use Prevention Coordinator|
|Municipality:||Town of Somers|
Somers Comes Together
TITLE: Substance Use Prevention Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Human Services
REPORTS TO: Services Director of Human Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Substance Use Prevention
Coordinator serves as the Town’s primary prevention specialist and leads the
Community’s prevention and intervention efforts. The Coordinator will be
responsible for implementing substance use prevention programs for the Town,
including developing, coordinating, and evaluating substance use prevention
initiatives. Provides school and community-based outreach services to
adolescents. Works closely with the Regional Substance Abuse Prevention
Council, Somers Comes Together, the Police Department, Social & Youth
Services, and the Board of Education. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1.Develops and plans programs for the prevention of
substance use.2.Encourages and facilitates the participation of all segments of
the Community in developing and implementing substance use prevention
programs.3.Identifies and develops substance use prevention programs for the
Community, including students, parents, and the general public.4.Provides
outreach services to adolescents through school-based and community
initiatives.5.Coordinates grants of substance use prevention initiatives as
required to ensure ongoing compliance with contractual obligations.6.Maintains
data and serves as a liaison for the Town and the local Regional Prevention
Council.7.Creates information dissemination strategies for the public on
awareness, events, exhibits, and presentations.8.Develops promotional materials
to ensure success of programs using brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and
newspapers.9.Prepares and presents statistical data and narrative reports in
oral and written form.
1.Monitors substance use needs in the Community.2. Evaluates
substance use prevention programs that are already being implemented in the
Community.3.Provides information and referral to individuals and community
groups as needed.4.Performs other duties as required.
Maintains confidentiality of records and
information in compliance with HIPAA
Observes safe work practices
Represents the Town in a professional and
courteous manner at all times
Regularly attends and is punctual for work
Knowledge of funding sources and ability to
Knowledge of grant writing and procurement
Ability to demonstrate good judgement, work
independently, and collaboratively with others, including diverse community
Excellent public speaking and presentation
Proven knowledge of present and historical
substance abuse prevention models
Experience in curriculum development and
delivery of prevention programs.
Ability to maintain continuing awareness of
prevention programs and be able to apply them to the Community.
Must be able to push/pull/lift objects of less
than twenty (20) pounds; able to sit or stand for prolonged periods. Able to
perform manipulative skills which require hand-eye coordination such as
Must be able to see objects as in reading a
Must be able to hear normal sounds with
background noise, distinguish voice patterns and communicate with speech as in
using a telephone and making presentations.
Must be able to pay attention to detail and
concentrate for sixty (60) minutes or more with constant interruptions,
remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time, and understand
the theories behind several related concepts.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or closely related field
from an accredited university. One year of experience in prevention/positive
youth development program planning and delivery.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:
•Must have a valid Driver’s License.
•Must hold a Prevention Professional Certification or be
able to obtain certification within one year of hire.
NOTE: The above description is illustrative of tasks and
responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and
responsibility. Incumbent must be able to perform essential duties with or
without reasonable accommodation.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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