Feb 01, 2023

Prevention Specialist

  • WestCare Foundation, Inc.
  • Marathon, FL 33050, USA
Full-Time Administration Customer Service Education Facilities Management Nurse Professional Services Research

Job Description


The primary function of this position is to provide a substance abuse prevention curriculum to middle school youth in Monroe County.

  • Engages in direct staff hours of service for assigned clients
  • Provides prevention counseling sessions to middle school students throughout Monroe County
  • Conducts group TGFDV lessons
  • Refers client to counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist when appropriate
  • Monitors Prevention activities including those performed by prevention specialist
  • Coordinates with schools and school personnel to provide TGFD classes
  • Attend Prevention Program quarterly meetings, training and annual conference
  • Functions as a liaison for prevention to outside agencies including schools, childrens shelter and outside agencies
  • Demonstrates empathetic, professional behavior toward student, families, and school personnel
  • Complete satisfaction surveys with participants
  • Enhance and implement changes noted in performance improvement activities
  • Participates in required staff development / training activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or related field is required

Experience and Competencies:
  • Two years of related work experience in Mental Health, and / or Substance Abuse field preferred
  • Ability to meet requirements of Monroe County Sheriffs Office background check
  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an annual Tuberculosis test.
  • Ability to provide an Affidavit of Good Moral Character
  • Clearance in Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Records Checks, as required.

During your tenure with WestCare there may be new requirements, including, but not limited to vaccinations that are issued by local, State, Federal, and/or Funders that WestCare may have to comply with. Should this occur Human Resources or appropriate personnel will inform you.

WestCare is an Equal Opportunity Drug Free Work Place Employer. Employment at WestCare is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical and criminal background check




$21.22 - $21.22 Hourly

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