• Title

  • Prevention Educator

    Posted: 01/11/2023

    The Prevention Educator works with the Too Good For Drugs and Second Step Programs to provide risk reduction strategies and to promote healthy decision making to students in the Knox County School district.
    Duties:

    • Facilitates prevention/education services in area schools.
    • Communicates accurate, age appropriate, and relevant information to students.
    • Assist in the development of current and long-term programmatic goals and objectives.
    • Meets billing and documentation requirements defined by Program Coordinator and/or Executive Director, i.e. mileage reimbursement documentation, classroom data, and other billing requirements.
    • Continually participates in learning opportunities for growth of skill and knowledge, (content updates, continued education, and skill building trainings).
    • Responsible to work collaboratively with others and accept assignments on an as-needed basis to meet all programmatic goals and funding obligations.
    • Represent the Freedom Center within the community with professionalism and respect for teachers, administrators and students.
    • Work as a team member with all staff at the Freedom Center, treating fellow staff members with respect and sensitivity to the requirements of their jobs as evidenced by willingness to assist other team members, mutual problem-solving and program development etc.
    • Comply with all agency policies and procedures and directives of the immediate supervisor and administrations.
    • Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate by supervisor.
    Qualifications:
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or Health and Human Services field or other related fields. Additional specialized training and certification in education/prevention preferable. 
    License: Must hold appropriate licensure/credential as required by the State of Ohio to provide prevention services (CDA, RA, OCPS, OCPC): OR develop a professional development plan to work toward credentialing within 30 days of hire. 
    Experience: Minimum of one year of classroom experience. Experience with mental health, drug/alcohol, and working with vulnerable populations is preferred.
    Skills: The ability to provide and develop services in a classroom setting, ability to communicate articulately and effectively, and strong commitment to the coordination of services and working in a team environment.
    This is a seasonal position, requiring 40 hours per week during the school year. No summer hours.  Partial benefits.
    Please submit resume to The Freedom Center, Attn:  Debbie Cline, 106 East Gambier Street, Mount Vernon, OH  43050

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