DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works effectively with co-workers, collaborating partners, community members, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier; respecting the diversity of our work force in actions, words and deeds. Work requires being an active part of a team.
Under the direct supervision of the Prevention Manager, the Prevention Specialist will:
· Assist in providing comprehensive community assessments to youth, young adults, and other community members in SPA-7.
· Work with local off-sale liquor retailers to raise awareness and decrease youth access to alcohol.
· Establish strategies and create ways to increase awareness of Marijuana Use harms to youth and young people.
· Collaborate with The City Norwalk and Law Enforcement to increase awareness of Prescription/Medication use and abuse and promote Safe Boxes and Take Back events.
· Lead local youth/adult Community Coalition and participate in Service Planning Area 7 coalition as well as County-wide coalitions.
· Actively involved in service city and must be willing and able to provide support and technical assistance for all community partners.
· Develop, organize, and collaborate to coordinate substance prevention activities and events.
· Provide accurate and timely documentation.
· Effective communication verbally, through email, through texts, and phone calls.
· Attend all assigned meetings and other related duties/activities. Must represent the agency in a professional manner.
· Must attend all necessary training's.
· Other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made, if requested, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
· Bachelor’s degree in a related field highly desired.
· One year of experience providing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) prevention services required. Education may be substituted for experience where coursework is directly related to an ATOD prevention public health field.
· Experience developing, providing, and/or evaluating community-based environmental prevention programs/services.
· Experience conducting activities that align with the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Steps: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation.
· Experience engaging or/or organizing community members, businesses, and community leaders in the implementation/adoption of a community and/or population based effort.
· Ability to implement evidence-based strategies and prevention concepts for addressing alcohol related community problems and contributing factors.
· Competency to work with the various ethnic/cultural groups in the target area/community.
· Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
· Must be able/willing to travel as position requires cross collaboration partnerships, Training's, and Meetings across LA County.
· Strong relationship-building/maintaining, networking skills, and great organizational skills.
· Capable of building and developing Programs, generating program growth and pushing a program forward.
· Creative mind and ability to generate ideas for program development.
· Shows initiative and strong motivation in completing and starting projects and enjoys the challenge of their work.
· Ability to reasonably adjust, accept, and make changes to directives as they occur.
· U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status.
· Valid Class C driver’s license. Current auto insurance coverage and good driving record.
· Ability to pass background check and criminal clearance.
· Experience working with a community based organization.
· Experience working with youth and substance abuse prevention programs.
· Experience working with the community-based organizing model.
· Experience/Expertise in Social Media, YouTube, Media Development, and Audio and Visual equipment.
HYC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION IS MADE WITHOUT REGARD TO AGE, RACE, COLOR RELIGION, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, NATION ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS, INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES OR ANY OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS.