Program Coordinator, Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Programming
Incumbent must be able to pass a Level 2 Background Screening.
The Program Coordinator oversees GA’s youth substance abuse prevention programing (with a focus on opioids) and leads in-school; out-of-school and community-based substance abuse prevention programming.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the outreach and recruitment of middle and high school participants for in and out-of-school programming.
- Supervise a team and provide oversight of program planning and implementation.
- Oversee and support facilitation of evidence-based curricula to students.
- Identify and select comprehensive, data-driven prevention strategies that work most effectively to prevent and reduce alcohol/marijuana//opioid abuse and abuse-related problems.
- Serve as a liaison between Gang Alternative, Inc., local schools, and social service agencies.
- Ensure compliance with grant requirements/obligations.
- Prepare program reports, including those that are funder-prescribed.
- Ensure effective administration of substance use assessments and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care.
- Ensure that assessment findings are shared with program participants and their families.
- Oversee case management services to assist participants/clients and their families with access to needed services.
- Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices within the substance abuse prevention and opioid addiction crisis intervention arenas.
- Cultivate and maintain strong relationships (including via coordination and facilitation of meetings) with community leaders, business community, and other partner organizations.
- Attend and facilitate meetings with affinity groups, particularly those involved in substance abuse prevention and intervention representing the organization in a professional manner.
- Serves as an Ambassador of Gang Alternative, Inc.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Bachelors degree in Public Health Administration, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related discipline required.
- At least 1 year of experience in community, outreach and program implementation.
- Must have at least 2 years supervisory experience.
- Prior experience working with or within the Broward County Public School system is an asset.
- Willingness to work flexible schedules as deemed necessary.
- Demonstrated experience in working with evidence-based substance abuse treatment models and culturally relevant adaptations for the target community.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competence and ability to work effectively with youth and adult volunteers.
- Excellent organizational efficiency, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
- Strong prioritization, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Extensive knowledge of community and social services in Broward County
- Other duties as assigned.
- This position requires independent travel between workstation and other sites. Consequently, the incumbent must always maintain a valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle during
- Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.
Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Gang Alternative, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace.
Compensation and Benefits
Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b, and vacation benefits.
- Health Insurance (partially funded by employer)
- Medical Gap Insurance (fully funded by employer)
- Dental Insurance (partially funded by employer)
- Vision Insurance (fully funded by employer)
- Life and AD&D (fully funded by employer)
- Supplemental Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement plan (with employer match)
- Family Medical Leave
- Employee Assistance Program
- 11 Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off, including Birthday and Personal Day
- Professional development opportunities
- Opportunities for career growth
This position shall have access to information in a personnel and client’s record only to the extent that such information is required to carry out job duties. Any information obtained will only be used by or disclosed to those who have a need to know to ensure the provision of quality client care. Staff and client information’s are to be held strictly confidential.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so classified. Responsibilities, knowledge, skill, abilities and working conditions may be supplemented or revised at any time.
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