Elementary Prevention Coordinator SY23/24
Title: District Prevention Coordinator
Reports to: Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principals
Work Activity Classification: Sedentary
Employment Status: Part-time (approximately 6 hours/day)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in counseling related field
2. Demonstrate a desire to aid all students
3. Demonstrate aptitude for successful completion of tasks assigned
The District Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing support to students through direct service, support for parents, recommendations and referrals for students and parents, as well as collaboration with county representatives. In addition, the District Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing and supervising prevention programming in the District, as well as acting as an information and referral source for staff members. Prevention programs and activities will be based on Search Institutes forty developmental assets, which have been identified as the building blocks of healthy development.
The District Prevention Coordinator is a leader in the district providing prevention planning, procedures, reporting, grant writing, and prevention curriculum.
The Coordinator monitors data collection to identify the problem areas specific to the community in order to develop prevention plans and increase community awareness.
The Coordinator develops, coordinates and implements prevention educational programs and alternative youth activities to decrease and prevent substance abuse and other risk behaviors, such as self-harm and suicide. Some of these activities may include Red Ribbon Week, Tobacco Insight, Huddle/Shuddle, Prom Promise, Breakfast with Santa, Extreme Challenge, and other positive peer groups and leadership projects.
The Coordinator will develop, maintain, and distribute prevention educational materials when and where appropriate.
The Coordinator will collaborate and/or assist community groups, agencies and organizations in developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve conditions and problems related to prevention.
The Coordinator will provide staff development training in prevention as appropriate.
The Coordinator will prepare and maintain reports, records and documents pertaining to funding sources, grant opportunities, program evaluation and reference information on chemical dependency.
The Coordinator participates as an integral member of the student intervention groups, parent conferences, intervention assistance teams, crisis teams, IEP teams, expulsion hearings, or other multidisciplinary teams in the District as appropriate.
The Coordinator will provide direct service to students and parents. These services may include short term intervention and referrals, student support groups, parent conferences, crisis intervention with students, Tobacco and Insight groups, positive peer groups, classroom lessons about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, as well as other mental health concerns (i.e., Stress, Depression).
The Coordinator will prepare and maintain records and documents pertaining to direct services provided to parents and students and staff.
The Coordinator will collaborate with Guidance Department and will serve on professional teams and attend faculty meetings as appropriate.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Knowledge of disease concepts of substance dependence and the ability to present current and relevant information to students, staff, and community.
2. Knowledge of current best practice or evidence based prevention models.
3. Knowledge of local resources that our student, parents, and staff can access if necessary.
4. Knowledge of current trends related to but not limited to substance use, self-harm, and other high risk behaviors.
5. Knowledge of current primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies that is congruent with our community demographics.
6. Conduct other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment:
Salary and work year to be established by the board of education and the negotiated agreement.
Performance of this job will be in accordance with the board's policy and the negotiated agreement on evaluation of certified personnel.