Haddam-Killingworth, Prevention Coordinator

Description:

Title: Prevention Program Coordinator
Agency: Youth and Family Services of Haddam Killingworth
Date: September 2021-June 2022

This is a grant funded position to build community-based prevention and educational services in two small communities. The PPC will spearhead and co-lead the HK Community Coalition, a group of interested partners working together to address youth substance use challenges and support the mental health and well-being of the HK community, and a youth coalition that is comprised of local youth and teens of high school and college age. S/he will also be responsible for implementing best practice alcohol/drug, anti-bullying and positive youth development programming in partnership with the local school district. Program development, youth group work, and facilitating workshops for parents and other community members will be ongoing. Working to report progress and challenges will also be ongoing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not all-inclusive because our work is ever changing and never boring. Updated duties may be required and assigned

Prevention Education Services and Responsibilities:

  • Co-leads the HK Community Coalition and brings new members to the process, execute coalition strategies to advance community wellness initiatives
  • Facilitates Ignite, the HK Youth Coalition and works closely with youth leaders
  • Conducts school-based groups or after-school clubs with a focus on health and wellness topics (relationships, stress, positive developmental assets, self-esteem, bullying)
  • Works with the Executive Director and Program Evaluator to conducts community surveys and share the information with community partners. Collaborates with health specialists and civic groups to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of professional health services with a focus on positive youth development and family health and wellness
  • Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies. Works to identify community partners and supporters and meets regularly with this group over the course of the year.
  • Attends and participates in training/informational sessions that are appropriate for Health Educators and shares that knowledge with school and community partners
  • Maintains a calendar of events of educational and outreach activities and working with the Office Manager keeps that calendar current.
  • Provides visits to school health programs for on-site education for faculty, youth or paraprofessional as issues arise
  • Active participation and/or staffing committees of the HCHK Coalition as appropriate
  • Track data and oversee State and grant reporting of activities

Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Represents the agency at local, regional and statewide meetings and keep abreast of professional and community resources
  • Attends and actively participates (when appropriate) on community, regional and State committees to provide integrated services to the youth and families of HK 
  • At the request of the Executive Director, attends Board meetings in order to provide overall updates on prevention programs and coalitions
  • Performs other related functions as assigned or required

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Community Organizing, Health Education or Social Work or directly relevant job experiences
  • Possession of a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license for travel between offices, schools and meeting attendance 
  • Clearance of a required background check

Preferred Experience and Credentials:

  • Two or more years of experience working in the field of health promotion, disease or substance use prevention • Willingness to obtain Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) qualification
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office and grant reporting experience
  • Experience working with small groups or in a school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, organized and open to new ideas

Terms and Benefits:

  • Position is full time, salaried, with a flexible 40- hour (M-F) work week.
  • Three weeks paid vacation; 10 sick days; 3 personal days
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability Insurance covered
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • A limited monthly stipend will be paid toward the cost of the individual or group health and dental insurance offered by the agency

This is a 10-month full-time grant funded position with potential for renewal based on the work accomplished and the success of the program.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000-$58,000 per year depending on experience

EOE

Title: Prevention Program Coordinator Agency: Youth and Family Services of Haddam Killingworth Date: September 2021-June 2020 This is a grant funded position to build community-based prevention and educational services in two small communities. The PCC will spearhead and co-lead the HK Community Coalition, a group of interested partners working together to address youth substance use challenges and support the mental health and well-being of the HK community, and a youth coalition that is comprised of local youth and teens of high school and college age. S/he will also be responsible for implementing best practice alcohol/drug, anti-bullying and positive youth development programming in partnership with the local school district. Program development, youth group work, and facilitating workshops for parents and other community members will be ongoing. Working to report progress and challenges will also be ongoing. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not all-inclusive because our work is ever changing and never boring. Updated duties may be required and assigned Prevention Education Services and Responsibilities: • Co-leads the HK Community Coalition and brings new members to the process, execute coalition strategies to advance community wellness initiatives • Facilitates Ignite, the HK Youth Coalition and works closely with youth leaders • Conducts school-based groups or after-school clubs with a focus on health and wellness topics (relationships, stress, positive developmental assets, self-esteem, bullying) • Works with the Executive Director and Program Evaluator to conducts community surveys and share the information with community partners. Collaborates with health specialists and civic groups to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of professional health services with a focus on positive youth development and family health and wellness • Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies. Works to identify community partners and supporters and meets regularly with this group over the course of the year. • Attends and participates in training/informational sessions that are appropriate for Health Educators and shares that knowledge with school and community partners • Maintains a calendar of events of educational and outreach activities and working with the Office Manager keeps that calendar current. • Provides visits to school health programs for on-site education for faculty, youth or paraprofessional as issues arise • Active participation and/or staffing committees of the HCHK Coalition as appropriate • Track data and oversee State and grant reporting of activities Administrative Responsibilities: • Represents the agency at local, regional and statewide meetings and keep abreast of professional and community resources • Attends and actively participates (when appropriate) on community, regional and State committees to provide integrated services to the youth and families of HK • At the request of the Executive Director, attends Board meetings in order to provide overall updates on prevention programs and coalitions • Performs other related functions as assigned or required Required Experience: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Community Organizing, Health Education or Social Work or directly relevant job experiences • Possession of a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license for travel between offices, schools and meeting attendance • Clearance of a required background check Preferred Experience and Credentials: • Two or more years of experience working in the field of health promotion, disease or substance use prevention • Willingness to obtain Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) qualification • Computer skills using Microsoft Office and grant reporting experience • Experience working with small groups or in a school setting • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, organized and open to new ideas Terms and Benefits: • Position is full time, salaried, with a flexible 40- hour (M-F) work week. • Three weeks paid vacation; 10 sick days; 3 personal days • Eleven paid holidays • Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability Insurance covered • Mileage reimbursement • A limited monthly stipend will be paid toward the cost of the individual or group health and dental insurance offered by the agency This is a 10-month full-time grant funded position with potential for renewal based on the work accomplished and the success of the program. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $50,000-$58,000 per year depending on experienc


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