Prevention Program Coordinator

Posted: 01/06/2023

Description

The Prevention Project Coordinator is responsible for conducting outreach, developing marketing collateral, and promoting best practices with community stakeholders to reduce morbidity and mortality of substance use, misuse, and disorders for the Kendall and Kerr Opioid Response Consortium (KOR). The service area includes Kendall and Kerr Counties. Establish and maintain cooperative, professional, and productive work relationships with local key stakeholders and maintain MOU’s. The coordinator will also be responsible for contacting the media to promote the goals of the consortium, assisting with monthly meetings, developing agendas, documenting meeting minutes, developing data collection products, and marketing materials, and sending out updates to the consortium.

Core Duties
  • Collaborate with the C.A.R.E consulting team to develop data tracking system to best serve consortium members. Market and promote the use of the data tracking system Serve as a liaison between the Kendall and Kerr Opioid Response Consortium (KOR) and other community groups with shared values.
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials to promote the work of the Consortium to raise awareness of the use of Narcan, proper prescription drug storage and disposal, promotion of evidence-based substance abuse practices, and stigma reduction.
  • Plan and participate in community outreach activities at local events, festivals and fairs as assigned. Conduct presentations for the population in the general community to market the Consortium activities by using traditional and social media. Train and promote Consortium efforts including the use of naloxone to increase access to overdose prevention information.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, staff meetings as required by grant and agency.
  • Prepare written monthly reports concerning Consortium implementation activities.
  • Conduct outreach to local schools about evidence-based practices for youth prevention services. Provide evidence-based youth prevention curriculum (Too Good for Drugs) in Kendall and Kerr Counties, if requested.
  • Attend regular meetings of the FY22 RCORP-Implementation Learning Collaborative.
Education/Work Experience/Skills Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in the field of marketing, public health, psychology, education, social and/or human services preferred.
  • Experience with marketing and community organizing is a plus.
  • Experience in conducting presentations, group facilitation, training, or teaching adults and adolescents.
  • Best practice knowledge about substance abuse prevention/education and or substance use disorder. Experience working with culturally diverse populations. Exceptional organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, or other online platforms such as Zoom, MailChimp, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Required Trainings
  • Attend Sexual Harassment Awareness Training
  • Attend HIV/AIDS Workplace Guidelines Training
  • Attend Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Training within 60 days of employment or have valid certification upon hire.
  • Complete 15-Hour Prevention Skills Training (PST) within six (6) months from date of hire (one-time required training).
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Preferred or Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) to be completed within 20 months of employment.
  • Complete Cultural Competence and Prevention-related Ethics annually.
  • Complete at least one Suicide Prevention Training annually.
  • Attend at least one Youth or Adult Mental Health First Aid Training.
  • Complete required training of the evidence-based curriculum that will be implemented.
  • Complete Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) with a minimum of 12 months of experience delivering prevention services (one-time required training).
  • Maintain a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) specifically related to prevention and/or job-related duties annually.
Other Requirements
  • Must be able to lift, pull, and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation and provide your own transportation to and from sites and community assignments.
  • Must be able to work occasional outdoor activities and handle outdoor environmental elements.
  • Demonstrate adherence to the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards, 2013) for the proposed target population and demonstrate good-faith efforts to reach out to the underserved population.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed.
  • In addition to working in the general community working from home may be necessary at times due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Staff will follow any guidelines provided by SACADA as updated based on COVID-19 status in the community. However, any request from a supervisor to work in the office as needed on a specific assignment supersedes the guideline until the assignment is completed.

In addition to the above, the Prevention Project Coordinator shall demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness and a level of energy commensurate with the Council’s expectations.

HOURS:  Full Time Position (40 hours per work week)

TRAVEL:  Local travel about 50% - 70% of time.

OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL:  5% for conferences, or occasional meetings in state or Washington D.C.

TO APPLY: 

Send your resume and the completed SACADA Employment Application Form, via email to Gloria Solis at gsolis@sacada.org or fax them to 210-225-4768.