Prevention Specialist YPS Program Full-Time (Hebbronville, TX)

Job Description

Full-Time Position Available
(This is not a remote position. The employee will work out of the agency's office in Hebbronville, TX)
Prevention Specialist 
Futuros Excelentes YPS Program (Jim Hogg County)

●Seeking highly motivated and responsible individual that wants to work in the field of drug prevention and provide services to youth and adults.

Founded in 1982 in Laredo, Texas, SCAN is a leading provider of social services in South Texas. SCAN’s Futuros Excelentes Program works to promote health and wellness for individuals by enhancing protective factors and by averting and minimizing negative factors that place individuals at risk for substance use. The Futuros Excelentes Program provides drug prevention services to youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age, their adult family members, and other individuals in the community. The Futuros Excelentes Program focuses on providing evidence-based prevention services and linking program participants to available resources to meet their comprehensive needs. 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conduct ongoing outreach in the community to let youth, adults, agencies and organizations know about the program and the services that it provides. 
• Screen participants for program eligibility.

• Provide referrals to meet the comprehensive needs of participants.
• Provide curriculum-based prevention education sessions to participants. 
• Provide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) presentations and positive alternative activities to youth and adults.
• Accurately document all activities and services provided.

• A high school diploma or GED is required.
• An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences is preferred.
• Prior drug prevention experience with youth is preferred.
• Very good English skills (speaking, reading, and writing) are required.
• Good bilingual (English and Spanish) skills are a plus, but not required.
• Must have good computer skills.
• A valid TX driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation are required.

Work Schedule and Compensation:
• The regular work schedule is 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

• Salary: $16.00 per hour.

Benefits for this Full-Time Position include:
• Paid Health & Life Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
• 401K Retirement Plan
• Bi-weekly Pay (direct deposit)
• Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage available at minimal cost
• Detailed Orientation and Ongoing Job Training Provided
• Great Work Environment!

Deadline: Until Position is filled.

At SCAN, Our Passion is Helping People!

Type: Full-time

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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 39-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 14 different counties.

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

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