Prevention Educator
Job Type
Part-time
Description

SUMMARY

The Prevention Educator position provides prevention services in school and community settings (in-person and virtually) and works with the agency prevention staff in delivering, planning, evaluating, and promoting prevention programming.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Train students, teachers, parents, members of community, civic, religious, health care, and/or law enforcement organizations. Training audience will be determined by the prevention educator’s program assignment and will be in-person and virtual.

· Provide prevention programming to students across the seven county region (Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, St. Louis City, and St. Louis Counties) within a distance as discussed with supervisor. 

· Provide services in an equitable way, ensuring that all school scheduling requests, regardless of region, are fulfilled. 

· Participate as a team member in the formulation and promotion of agency programs, interests, goals and objectives.

· Participate as a team member in planning efforts to implement specific goals of individual prevention programs. Meet with supervisors and other prevention educators to provide coordinated and comprehensive prevention services.

· Utilize existing tools that track and measure the impact of programs for internal evaluation purposes and for reporting to the program’s primary funding source.

· Attend all meetings and trainings required by the position. 

· Keep accurate records and documentation.

· Stay abreast of current information in the field to deepen knowledge and ability to work with students/faculties/parents.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

 PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

· A high degree of maturity and emotional stability.

· The ability to attain a high degree of judgment as well as maintain effective and cooperative relationships with volunteers, other staff members, schools, community organizations and groups, and all other entities that comprise our constituency.

· The ability to organize well, work with details, and follow through.

· Some degree of flexibility with regard to weekend and evening hours.

· An interest in personal and professional growth and the desire to seek supervision and knowledge to assist in this process.

·A demonstrated enthusiasm for a fast-paced position.


SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

· Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, community organization, counseling, human services, or related field required.

· Knowledge about substances, substance use disorders, family disease, related problems, community organization or whatever topics are pertinent to a particular program assignment.

· Previous training or experience in teaching, public speaking, social services, minority relations, counseling, youth programming preferred.

· Obtain Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) certification within one year of employment.


REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


COMPUTER SKILLS

E-mail, Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, data entry.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position works primarily in a classroom setting with local travel in the community, while some office work is performed at the PreventEd agency location.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The physical requirements of this job includes: sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs on a regular basis; lifting up to 25lbs, pulling and/or pushing on occasion.