POSITION: Prevention Outreach Specialist (Full Time Regular)
LOCATION: South Bay Family Recovery Center – Gardena, CA
DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator, the Prevention Outreach Specialist will assist in creating and conducting presentations to individuals, organizations, families, community partners and groups at all levels. Attends community meetings, City Council hearings, and disseminates prevention information as appropriate. Conducts policy advocacy though community-based alcohol and other drug campaigns. Utilizes cultural and ethnic wealth within communities and assists in developing culturally relevant materials to be used in alcohol and drug prevention strategies. Participates in service planning area (SPA) wide prevention efforts. Conducts community surveys and other forms of assessment. Works collaboratively as a team member with all staff members. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position. Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bilingual abilities may be required within certain BHS programs.
Required Knowledge: High school diploma or equivalency. Must have valid California driver’s license and liability insurance if driving personal vehicle on BHS business. Ability to communicate clearly with clients, staff, peers, supervisors and non BHS resources. Ability to demonstrate/convey respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.
Desired knowledge: AA degree or relevant Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselor education. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field of study. Knowledge of drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, family systems and 12-Step/recovery resources in community. Experience working with youth ages 11-17. Ability to utilize Social media and update content to develop and manage campaigns. Experience in event planning. Previous community outreach experience.
Recovering individuals must have a minimum two years clean, sober and abstinent to be considered for employment.
APPLICATIONS: Current BHS employees who are interested in this position may apply by submitting an "Employee Request for Transfer”. The request must be received no later than the closing date of this recruitment. Internal applicants will be accepted after that time only if other applications are still being accepted and considered.
Other applicants may email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org FAX (310)679-4621, or apply in person at 15519 Crenshaw Bl., Gardena, CA. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
BHS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
BHS will consider applicants with criminal history as required.