PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Children and Families, the Children's Trust Fund and the Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the area of planning and development of statewide prevention programs.
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the area of statewide primary prevention programs and activities.
In the Departments of Social Services and Public Health, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the area of planning, development, evaluation and providing programmatic oversight of statewide prevention programs and activities.
Works under the limited supervision of a managerial employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs specialized duties in area of planning, development, coordination and administration of primary prevention program operation; stimulates and assists community based prevention programs through educational efforts, community organization and mobilization, funding support and supervision, staff training, technical assistance and evaluation; formulates, recommends and implements policies and guidelines for administration of primary prevention programs; promotes coordination and networking of community or regional prevention efforts; stimulates funding to state or community organizations from federal and private sources; prepares Requests for Proposals and contract documents for vendors to provide program services; acts as liaison with private organizations and other state agencies; promotes school based, business and/or industry and other primary prevention programs; identifies and recommends necessary legislative initiatives; conducts special studies of prevention needs and program operations; responsible for professional development and performance of assigned staff; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of community primary prevention programs and requirements for developing and administering such programs at local and state levels; knowledge of existing primary prevention programs and resources in areas of substance abuse, social services, criminal justice, health and mental health at local and state levels; knowledge of public information theory and practices; knowledge of basic planning principles; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze administrative problems and implement changes; ability in education and/or training, workshop design, community consultation and provision of technical assistance; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional employment in the health and/or human services field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
1. Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the development and/or administration of a primary prevention health or human services program or development and/or administration of a major component of such a program.
2. Development and/or administration is defined as positions having accountability for the carrying out or completion of a program. The duties of the position are expected to include the functions of planning and evaluation of program goals and community organization and/or networking activities.
3. Primary prevention is defined as any program whose main purpose is to reduce the probability that individuals at some future point will need remedial intervention or care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in behavioral science, public administration, or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Primary Prevention Services Coordinator in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to expand class use to include the Office of Early Childhood) Item No. 22-144