Huron County Family and Children First Council

HURON COUNTY FAMILY CHILDREN FIRST COUNCIL

JOB POSTING

POSITION TITLE:              Prevention Specialist

Posted Date:                          7/7/2021
Reports to:                             Huron County Family Children First Council Director
Status:                                    Unclassified
FLSA Status:                         Non-Exempt
Hours:                                    8:00-4:30 P.M. (Full-time, flexible, nights and weekends)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or other related field; Master’s Degree Preferred.
  2. Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credential must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
  3. Must submit to pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.

Starting Pay Range: $16.00-$17.00 per hour plus education and longevity.

SUMMARY
The objective of this position is to provide, expand, and oversee prevention services for youth, families, and community members in Huron County. The Prevention Specialist oversees the Huron County Prevention Coalition and works closely with community organizations to assess needs, identify solutions, implement identified prevention programming, and administer evaluative processes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with schools, social services agencies, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, probation, youth, parents, and families to increase prevention strategies aimed at reducing mental health and substance use instances and increasing resiliency in youth.
  • Perform ongoing assessment of needs as it relates to prevention in Huron County, including administering OHYES! survey annually, annual needs assessment of schools, and other assessments.
  • Participate in health fairs and community events for the purpose of providing prevention messaging and education.
  • Oversee the Huron County Prevention Coalition, including organizing and running meetings, creating agendas, increasing engagement, meeting the goals and objectives identified in Strategic Plan, etc.
  • Manage outreach and community engagement through various outlets including social media, newsletters, and other outlets to provide prevention messaging and education monthly.
  • Implement identified  prevention programming in Huron County, including providing trainings, creating curriculum, assessing success of the program, and addressing challenges.
  • Provide prevention trainings as needed to community partners, youth, parents, families, and the community.
  • Attend trainings, seminars, workshops, and classes to achieve required credentials and continuing education as required by the agency.
  • Makes referrals to other social service programs and/or agencies when appropriate.
  • Meets program deadlines. 
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio’s driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with ORC 4509.
  • Must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance
  • Other duties as directed by FCFC Director.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge rules, laws, and best practices governing prevention strategy.  
  • Knowledge of community resources and referral options.
  • Skill in client engagement, interviewing techniques, and case management.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in public speaking.
  • Skill in working in multi-cultural environments.
  • Skill and experience utilizing social media platforms.
  • Ability to work with youth in schools and other community settings.
  • Ability to prepare and present trainings to community partners, schools, and clients.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise written records, case notes, and reports.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY:

If interested submit a Cover Letter, Resume and Employment Application to Nicole Cross, FCFC Director, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or Nicole.cross@jfs.ohio.gov.

You can find our application at: https://www.hccommissioners.com/employment-opportunities/

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SERVICE PROVIDER