• Prevention Specialist (Part-Time)

    Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Behavioral Health/Social Work
  • Overview

    ** 20 Hours Per Week **


    Under the supervision of the Director, Prevention and in conformance with acceptable social work practice and the agency's program definition and policies, the Prevention Specialist will work independently on specific assignments, including providing community outreach, screening and facilitation of groups and workshops/presentations to youth and adult populations.  Provide knowledge of agency and community resources to be used on behalf of the various populations being served and will involve travel to designated schools, community sites and JFCS sites.


    • This position has two months off in the summer and starts again in August 2017




    • Markets the assigned prevention program within the target communities.  This will include working with members of the community to identify the needs of each particular community.  Conducts a needs assessment on an ongoing and as needed basis.
    • Evaluates participants for appropriateness of group process.  Provides a safe group setting where participants can develop skills related to resiliency.  Works with families of youth participants, when appropriate, to improve communication and understanding of age-related issues and family dynamics.  This will include traveling to community schools several days per week to facilitate group sessions, presentations and parent workshops.  Provides a minimum of a 50% direct service productivity rate on a monthly basis.
    • Completes required documentation within 3 days of service completion.  Performs ongoing input and evaluation of the assigned prevention program.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited school.
    • Experience in providing outreach, evaluation and facilitation of groups and prevention services to youth and at-risk populations.
    • Bilingual Preferred.






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