APPLY: Prevention Specialist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2017

JOB TITLE: Prevention Specialist

HOUR: Full Time (37.5 hrs)

Summary: The Prevention Specialist provides addiction prevention and intervention services including referrals, awareness, and education to youth in schools, community members and families across Berks County.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Maintain current knowledge about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, gambling, focusing on the current needs of Berks County residents.
  • Attend community events as a representative of the Council on Chemical Abuse, including speaking engagements, panel discussions, and health fairs.
  • Provide appropriate resources, information, and referral information to community members and families at health fairs and community events.
  • Market prevention services to school and community stakeholders.
  • Develop and facilitate prevention education sessions and awareness campaigns.
  • Support the mission of the Council on Chemical Abuse in the community, and adhere to the prevention code of ethics.


To be successful, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

  • Education & Skills: Master’s degree preferred in education or human services, Bachelor’s degree considered with experience. Candidate must have education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must have at least two years experience providing addiction treatment/prevention programs, case management, or information and referral services. Must have a working knowledge and experience with software programs including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) Bi-Lingual fluency (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Qualities: Strong organizational skills and capacity to manage multiple projects; Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment; Detail-oriented; Commitment to high professional ethical standards, Ability to work independently and make critical decisions utilizing prevention best practices.
  • Language & Reasoning: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information, Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including being able to create written reports and respond to questions.
  • Travel: Employee must have a willingness to travel and access to reliable transportation. The employee must also possess a valid driver’s license and required vehicle insurance.
  • Clearances: Employee must complete and have a good standing on Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Check, and FBI check.
  • Must be tobacco free.
  • If in recovery, two years continuous sobriety preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Council on Chemical Abuse, 601 Penn Street, Suite 600, Reading, PA 19601

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