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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATOR (#NT5 )

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$32.42-$40.96 hourly / $5,619.00-$7,100.00 monthly / $67,433.60-$85,196.80 yearly


Definition

Under direction, to develop and maintain the coordinated delivery of substance abuse prevention, promotion and education services to community groups, schools and businesses; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is responsible for assessing, designing and coordinating substance abuse prevention programs to meet the informational and service needs of community groups, schools and businesses. The incumbent supervises subordinate staff assigned to designated program(s).

Typical Tasks

Develops and maintains the coordinated delivery of County-wide substance abuse prevention promotion and education services; coordinates services with other County organizations and State and National programs; assesses and identifies community needs for drug and alcohol prevention programs; provides assistance to schools, organizations and business groups to plan, organize, design, implement and evaluate programs; provides community leadership through committees, networks and coalitions to develop and foster cooperative relationships between diverse groups concerned with responsive prevention service and public policy to provide technical assistance/consultation; selects, trains, directs, evaluates and handles disciplinary problems of subordinate staff; develops and carries out or directs others (staff, contractors, volunteers) to carry out training events, workshops, curricula, media campaigns, awareness materials and other activities; develops, negotiates and administers contracts with trainers and consultants; manages specific program budget(s); assists with preparing and monitoring Division prevention budget; reviews funding proposals; provides technical assistance to internal and external efforts to secure grant funding for prevention programs; inputs, accesses and analyzes data utilizing a computer.

Employment Standards

Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and substance abuse treatment programs and prevention methods and techniques;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of community organization to enhance awareness and responsiveness to substance abuse prevention;
  • Working knowledge of the basic community resources and organizations;
  • Working knowledge of program development and evaluation;
  • Working knowledge of education methods and materials including teaching methods and curricula design;
  • Working knowledge of communication skills and techniques;
  • Some knowledge of the principles of contract administration and management;
  • Some knowledge of public health program policy planning;
  • Some knowledge of grant proposal writing and budgeting techniques;
  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices of staff supervision and training.

Ability to:

  • Evaluate needs and design and implement substance abuse prevention forums and programs;
  • Plan, coordinate, facilitate and present substance abuse prevention programs;
  • Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with and between a wide variety of school, community, media and professional representatives;
  • Act as a consultant and technical expert in substance abuse prevention matters;
  • Plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate staff;
  • Prepare and present oral and written materials convincingly, clearly and logically;
  • Evaluate curricula and other educational materials related to substance abuse prevention;
  • Negotiate and monitor consultant and trainer contracts;
  • Analyze and prepare grant proposals, contracts and related budgets;
  • Operate audiovisual equipment;
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data utilizing a computer terminal.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of two years of college level courses in social science, sociology and psychology or closely related courses and two years of experience, which would provide the knowledge and abilities, listed above.

Miscellaneous

Analyst: SA

CLASS: NT5; EST: 10/1/1989;