PREVENTION/INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Recruitment #19-S2-1539

Introduction

Are you a passionate individual, committed to helping others? Do you enjoy being an advocate for the individuals you support? It is our mission to connect individuals and their families with person-centered, recovery-oriented services and supports in partnership with the Loudoun community.

Job Description

The Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services is seeking qualified applicants for Prevention/Intervention Specialists to provide services to high risk youth attending Prevention/Intervention summer programs.

These positions will provide summer programming to include evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention programs, community service projects, and activities in recreational settings.

The successful candidates must possess strong youth leadership skills; have experience in working with high risk youth; have experience in co-leading groups and activities; demonstrate cultural competency and ability to work with diverse populations; and demonstrate the ability to function effectively in an interagency and collaborative capacity.

This is a full-time, temporary six week assignment to begin June 13, 2019, and end on August 8, 2019.

Job Requirements

  • Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field and minimum 2 years of directly related experience.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a recreational setting. Bilingual (Spanish) highly desirable.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Employment is contingent upon criminal background check, driving record check, and TB test.
  • Must have a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.