Prevention Educator - PT
Description

  

SUMMARY

This is a professional, part-time (10-25 hours/week) position providing prevention services in school and community settings and working with the agency prevention staff in delivering, planning, evaluating, and promoting prevention programming. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties as assigned) 

· 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.

· 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.

· Respect and cooperate with Agency policy regarding professionalism and accountability on all aspects of the job.

· Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with our constituency, peers, supervisors, and support staff.

Requirements


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

· A high degree of maturity and emotional stability.

· The ability to maintain effective and cooperative relationships with volunteers, other staff members, schools, community organizations and groups, and all other entities that comprise our constituency.

· A high degree of judgment and leadership.

· A high degree of cooperative spirit to work as a team member.

· 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.

· A willingness to consistently pitch in and do "whatever it takes" to get a job done; assist colleagues, respond promptly to peers or supervisory requests, enthusiastically implement existing/new lessons/programs; arrive early with energy for getting a program started.


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.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals or government regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and public groups. 


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, 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.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None