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Job ID #07-0049

 2 1/2 YEAR GRANT POSITION

PREVENTION COORDINATOR – Social Services 

  • SALARY: $31,000 to $35,000
  • CLOSING DATE:  Monday, April 16, 2007
  • EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  A bachelor's degree in the field of substance abuse prevention, public health, or social work plus two years experience in program planning, implementation, prevention work, and community organizing.  Demonstrated ability to work with youth, parents, and community.
  • HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, but based on the needs of the Department.

GENERAL DISCRIPTIONS:  The Prevention Coordinator serves as the Town's substance abuse prevention specialist and leads the Enfield Together Coalition's prevention and intervention efforts.  The Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the Coalition's strategic plan, including developing, researching, coordinating, and implementing the environmental strategies that are identified through a community needs assessment process.  The Coordinator will also evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies through data collection, analysis, and monitoring of the implementation plan.  The Coordinator will chair the Enfield Together Coalition, and work closely with the community; i.e., the school department, police department, town council, parents, youth, business community, and other youth servicing agencies.  The Coordinator will maintain contact with the following state agencies and maintain knowledge of current resources - ERASE, CCSUD, and DHMAS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Regular and punctual attendance.  Monitors substance use trends in the community; implements prevention strategies as defined in the action plan; encourages and facilitates the participation of all sectors of the community in developing and sustaining the coalition; implements a community awareness campaign for youth, parents, businesses, and general public.  Represents the coalition on local and state wide committees as needed; services as a liaison between the coalition and outside agencies, organizations, youth, parents, and community.  Identifies and designs evaluative measures to monitor and assess the coalition's effectiveness and compliance with the strategic plan.  Demonstrates the ability to make changes as trends and information becomes known in the community.  Provides community outreach to diverse community members and makes public speaking engagements to inform the community of the issues of underage drinking.  Organizes and implements community wide trainings, informational parent forums, and media strategies to increase parental awareness of the dangers of underage drinking.  Disseminates information to the public on substance use awareness through events, exhibits, presentations and media.  Implements youth and enforcement strategies as defined by the needs assessment and strategic plan.  Prepares and presents statistical data and narrative reports in oral and written form.  Will attend all mandatory trainings and learning community meetings to build capacity and awareness of environmental strategies and knowledge of substance abuse prevention.  Maintain records and input all data in the state MDS system. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computer and various office equipment. 

Employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. 

Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A highly visible professional position in the community.  Ability to work with a variety of different populations - school, police, youth, parents, youth services and state agencies.  Knowledge of environmental strategies to substance abuse prevention.  Ability to mobilize a community around underage drinking and experience in organizing and implementing community events and oversight of community projects and interventions.  Great organizational skills, excellent writing and oral presentation skills.  Commitment to professional growth in the area of substance abuse prevention and environmental strategies.   Ability to work independently, highly organized, ability to communicate and  work with others is essential. Computer skills in word, Microsoft office, excel and ability to learn the state MDS system is essential.  Must have a valid driver's license

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.

Interested applicants apply by April 16, 2007.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Completed applications can be:

(1)  mailed to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F

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