Old Lyme, Prevention Coordinator


Connecticut Strategic Prevention Framework Coalitions (CSC) Initiative

Position: Child & Family Agency seeks an experienced, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator to work with a well-established community coalition and YSB in the communities of Old Lyme and Lyme, CT.

Program Description:  Child & Family Agency is the recipient of multi-year federal funding (SAMHSA) administered through the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to achieve measureable decreases in substance abuse and improvements in mental health in residents at the community level. 

General Job Responsibilities: 

Under this Connecticut Strategic Prevention Framework Coalitions (CSC) Initiative, the Prevention Coordinator a. Coordinates, builds, and facilitates the prevention coalition meetings, services, and project activities; b. Incorporates the Strategic Prevention Framework into all activities;
c. Coordinates needs assessments of factors associated with substance abuse, identifying shared risk and protective factors that also relate to mental health;
d. Prepares data-driven strategic plans that addresses substance abuse based on documented needs, including setting measurable objectives;
e. Implements evidence-based community-level/environmental strategies;
f. Evaluates outcome data to substantiate program findings including preparing reports and public summaries for DMHAS, stakeholders and the community;
g. Resource development and grant writing for sustainability of coalition efforts. 

As a Child & Family Agency employee and supervised directly by CFA, this Coordinator is housed at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, which facilitates coordination with LYSB, the Lyme Old Lyme Prevention Coalition, and the community at large.   This is a ten year grand funded position currently in its ninth year, with the grant ending June 30, 2020.  A sustainability plan for this position is currently being developed.  This position will require occasional evening availability, and travel.  Mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate.


Critical skill sets include:
• a strong knowledge base in substance abuse prevention;
• ability to track, analyze, and report program data;
• strong people skills with both adult community leaders and youth;
• strong writing skills and ability to handle data reporting requirements;
• experience in developing training and marketing materials using multiple media approaches; and
• a natural networker.

Minimum requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.  Masters degree a plus.
• at least one year of employment experience with community-level prevention work
• ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.

* Competitive salary and benefits * Resume, references, and salary requirements should be sent to:

Personnel Department Child and Family Agency 255 Hempstead Street New London, CT  06320

Resumes can also be emailed to hr@childandfamilyagency.org.  

For more information about Child and Family Agency visit our website at:  www.childandfamilyagency.org

Affirmative Action/EOE. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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