The Prevention Specialist will be responsible for implementing substance abuse prevention services to schools, community settings, and summer camp programs and developing workshops that meet the needs of the particular setting.  The services include but are not limited to classroom presentations and presentations for adults on substance abuse issues, and community outreach. Position requires occasional Friday and Saturday night availability.


•    Provide prevention education and training services to schools, parents, community settings, businesses, local government agencies, etc.
•    Complete and submit monthly statistical reports and data.
•    Research current trends to create, edit, and maintain manuals and literature.
•    Plan speaking events on various topics.
•    Collaborate with community and other agencies to assist in the implementation of prevention programs.
•    Coordinate schedules with school personnel. 
•    Design workshops on substance abuse issues and other topics for the community.
•    Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic 
segments of the community.


•    Bachelor’s degree in education, health, mental health profession or a related field.
•    Knowledge of prevention programs and substance abuse issues.  
•    Experience working on the community level.
•    Excellent presentation, facilitation, written, and verbal skills.
•    Ability to plan and execute trainings on various prevention topics.
•    Must be flexible and able to work a varying schedule. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
•    Must be able to lift and carry and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
•    Ability to travel to schools and presentation sites.
•    Ability to set up materials and multimedia equipment for presentations.
•    Must be comfortable working outdoors during the summer months.


For consideration, email your resume to Michelle Schindler at Michelle.Schindler@ymcali.org