Youth Prevention Specialist - Youth Prevention/Outpatient

Job Overview

This is a union position.

The Youth Substance Use Prevention program is a school-based and community-based program that aims to prevent the use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, meth, Rx, and other drugs in youth. We achieve our goals through life skills education in the classroom, groups for youth involved with substances, mentoring through our Pomona Youth Prevention Council, engaging youth in community campaigns, and advocacy on policies that impact the lives of youth and their community. We work with youth ages 11 through 18, their parents, and with dedicated adults in the Pomona community. The Youth Prevention program is apart of the Family Resource Center at Protoypes.

Are you passionate about helping youth? If so, we are currently looking to fill a Youth Prevention Specialist position in our Youth Substance Use Prevention program at The Family Resource Center in Pomona. The ideal candidate has experience working with youth, providing prevention education or training in prevention, classroom or behavioral management skills, experience running groups, loves working as a part of a team, and is passionate about working with the community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct evidence-based youth prevention education lessons about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at schools. (We will provide training.).
  • Conduct parent meetings and or parent education workshops and classes.
  • Facilitate groups at schools with youth who have been involved with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Coordinate referrals to mental health, alcohol and drug treatment programs as well as community services as needed.
  • Facilitate the coordination of program sponsored school or commuity-wide prevention activities/campaigns and alternative social activities for youth.
  • Document youth progress and participation, parent progress and participation, all work related activities and outcomes.
  • Support the Pomona Youth Prevention Council leadership development, mentoring activities, prevention education, and community engagement.
  • Collect pre/post-test surveys and assessments.
  • Actively participate in community meetings, community and coalition building, events and campaigns that support parents and youth.
  • Be available occasionally on weekends and evenings for events.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in public health, social work or related field.
  • One (1) year experience providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services.
  • Education may be substituted for experience when coursework is directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention OR public health.
  • A minimum of (2) year's experience in the human services field.
  • California Driver's License and proof of insurance.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Pomona, CA
Hours/wk: 24

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