Enfield, Prevention Coordinator

Description:

TOWN OF ENFIELD

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: PREVENTION COORDINATOR
Full-time: Up to 35 Hours per week
Rate of Pay: $47,136 – $57,443 annually1
Closing Date: Until filled


TITLE: Prevention Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
DATE: June 3, 2013

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS: The Prevention Coordinator serves as the Town's substance abuse prevention
specialist and leads the Enfield Together Coalition's prevention and intervention efforts. The Coordinator will be
responsible for implementing the Coalition's strategic plan, including developing, researching, coordinating, and
implementing the environmental strategies that are identified through a community needs assessment process.
The Coordinator will also evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies through data collection, analysis, and
monitoring of the implementation plan. The Coordinator will chair the Enfield Together Coalition, and work
closely with the community; i.e., the school department, police department, town council, parents, youth,
business community, and other youth servicing agencies. The Coordinator will maintain contact with the
following federal and state agencies and maintain knowledge of current resources – SAMHSA, CT DMHAS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Monitors substance use trends in the community; implements prevention
strategies as defined in the action plan; encourages and facilitates the participation of all sectors of the
community in developing and sustaining the coalition; implements a community awareness campaign for youth,
parents, businesses, and general public. Represents the coalition on local and state wide committees as needed;
services as a liaison between the coalition and outside agencies, organizations, youth, parents, and community.
Identifies and designs evaluative measures to monitor and assess the coalition's effectiveness and compliance
with the strategic plan. Demonstrates the ability to make changes as trends and information becomes known in
the community. Provides community outreach to diverse community members and makes public speaking
engagements to inform the community of the issues of youth substance abuse. Organizes and implements
community wide trainings, informational parent forums, and media strategies to increase parental awareness of the dangers of underage youth substance abuse. Disseminates information to the public on substance use
awareness through events, exhibits, presentations and media. Implements youth and enforcement strategies as
defined by the needs assessment and strategic plan. Prepares and presents statistical data and narrative reports
in oral and written form. Will attend all mandatory trainings and learning community meetings to build capacity
and awareness of environmental strategies and knowledge of substance abuse prevention. Maintain records
and report data into granters’ electronic management systems.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in the field of substance abuse prevention, public health, or social work plus two years experience in program planning and evaluation, implementation, prevention work, data analysis, and community organizing. Demonstrated ability to work with youth, parents, and community.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, but based on the needs of the Department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and
reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computer and various office
equipment.

Employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, peripheral vision, the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to a variety of
situations, as well as exercise of independent judgment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

TRAVEL: Some out-of-state travel is required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A highly visible professional position in the community. Ability to work with a
variety of different populations - school, police, youth, parents, youth services and state agencies. Knowledge of
environmental strategies to substance abuse prevention. Ability to mobilize a community around youth
substance abuse and experience in organizing and implementing community events and oversight of community
projects and interventions. Great organizational skills, excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
Commitment to professional growth in the area of substance abuse prevention and environmental strategies.
Ability to work independently, highly organized, ability to communicate and work with others is essential.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office, excel and ability to learn and utilized electronic data reporting systems are
essential. Must have a valid driver's license.


This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and
responsibilities which comprise this position.

1 The salary for this position is subject to periodical change as determined by the Town Council.


The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to
persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact
the Human Resources Department. EOE/AA/M/F


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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