PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Recruitment #21-118-2150

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 Prevention Specialist position provides community and school based prevention and intervention services; plans and implements after-school and summer programming in high-risk residential settings and high need schools; provides evidence-based substance abuse, gang/violence, and suicide prevention programs to selected high risk youth in schools during the school day; conducts community outreach and education; conducts individual, group and family prevention or intervention sessions; consults with community agencies, groups and other service providers; transports clients; may perform other essential job functions specific to the position and department assignment.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in related field: one (1) year of professional work experience working with high-risk youth or a mental health and/or substance use disorder and/or prevention services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.  Must be able to wear County-issued N-95 mask and other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shield, mask, apron, gown, gloves, etc.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background checks to include fingerprinting, NCIC, DMV, credit and TB test. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.

Conclusion

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!
  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development