Prevention Specialist YPS Full-Time (Hebbronville, TX)

Job Description

1 Full-Time Position Available in Hebbronville, Texas

Prevention Specialist for the agency’s YPS Prevention Program.
The YPS Prevention Program provides drug prevention services to youth between the ages of 6-18 in elementary, middle, and high school.

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Recruit, determine eligibility, pre-test, and post-test all participants.
2. Provide evidence-based drug prevention sessions to participants.
3. Provide a variety of other prevention services including referrals to support services; information dissemination; alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) positive alternatives and community presentations; and community-based education and mobilization activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences is preferred; however, other majors will be considered.
• Prior drug prevention experience with youth is preferred.
• Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license.

Salary of $12.02 to $14.42 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Type: Full-time

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SCAN, Inc.

Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) was officially formed in 1982 as Stop Child Abuse and Neglect in Laredo, Texas. Today, SCAN is a community-based, nonprofit social services organization with a 35-year history of providing a variety of comprehensive and culturally sensitive services to a population that is almost 95% Hispanic and which resides along the Texas-Mexico Border in Southwest Texas. SCAN programs provide diverse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. At SCAN, our passion is helping people, and we constantly strive to foster the healthy development of families in the communities that we serve. With a budget of more than $10 million, SCAN has more than 40 programs providing services in 16 different counties.

Counties are: Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kleberg, LaSalle, Maverick, Real, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zapata and Zavala.

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