Prevention Specialist

US-AZ-Phoenix
Job ID
2017-2255
# of Openings
3
Category
Behavioral Health/Social Work
Program
Community Prevention
Weekly Hours
28

Overview

Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.

 

If you are interested in working for one of the State's Leading Healthcare Organizations that promotes Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment, we encourage you to apply!  If you are energized by helping people during their most challenging times, this vital opportunity will be rewarding.

Responsibilities

The Prevention Specialist must have or obtain knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework, as well as the State Prevention Framework. The Prevention Specialist is responsible for performing outreach activities, implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework and the State Prevention Framework as outlined per the RFP contract requirements and making referrals when appropriate. Duties per the programs strategic plan include (but are not limited to): outreach, youth development, policy change, delivering presentations, training, community organization, capacity building and have a basic understanding of data analysis. The Prevention Specialist will also perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older
  • BHT or able to meet requirement with a combination of education and prevention work experience
  • Knowledge of science-based prevention models including the risk and protective factors and the community mobilization framework
  • Experience in working with high risk youth populations and community members
  • Knowledge of behavioral health managed care principles and practices
  • Knowledge in utilization of personal computer
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license in good standing
  • Able to become CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Able to become fingerprint certified in accordance with Arizona Department of Public Safety requirements
  • Ability to interact well verbally to the general public by portraying critical thinking and communicating a positive attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends if the Program Manager deems it necessary to achieve the objectives of the program
  • Willing to work with all cultures and sub-cultures that comprise the population of Maricopa County in a non-judgmental and value clear manner
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish required

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