Youth Prevention Coordinator at Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Job Description

The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of prevention universal programming designated under Impact Youth. Provide prevention education services for youth that preclude the onset of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Create, coordinate, schedule, and provide prevention presentations and alternative activities designed to educate the public on alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, tobacco, and other drug issues and policies. Be committed,supervise and guide staff on the mission and vision of the Council and adhere by the Policy and Procedures as set forth by the Council. Assist with other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Prevention Director.



• Learn and thoroughly understand the philosophy of the Council, its programs and services and resources available for children and families.

• Recruit with local schools and community resources to acquaint them with the Council’s prevention education program continuum and establishes sites for curriculum-based support groups or classroom life skills/youth support groups.

• Provide presentations to engage schools, teachers, counselors and community members in participating in prevention programs.

• Facilitate Drug Prevention Curriculum Education evidenced-based model prevention programs.

• Assist with the development of prevention strategies to provide prevention skills and education, information dissemination, alternative activities, problem identification and referral, community-based process, and environmental changes through effective programming.

• Conduct and facilitate informational prevention presentations and public speaking regarding substance abuse and other related issues program target population.

• Coordinate and participate in alternative activities in the schools, community centers and in the community.

• Actively attend community coalition meeting related to preventing drug and alcohol abuse with youth and adults.

• Attends team and staff meetings and works with Program Director on process, outcome evaluation and the development of activities to meet program goals.

• Provides advocacy and referral services to fill the needs of participants not met by PBRCADA prevention services.

• Provides both written and oral monthly reports concerning program activities and evaluation information to the Prevention Program Director.

• Prepare and complete a monthly, a quarterly and an annual report by the deadline

• Follow organization and funding requirements for documents

• Other duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s Degree preferred in the field of psychology, education, social and/or human services, or public health preferred;

• A minimum of one (1) year demonstrated experience in conducting presentations, group facilitation, training, or teaching adults and adolescents.

• A minimum of one (1) years demonstrated experience in working with children, parents and families.

• Certified Prevention Specialist Preferred or Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) to be completed within 18 months of employment

• Knowledge of Substance Abuse Education

• Demonstrated knowledge of community-based social and human services systems.

• Demonstrated knowledge of chemical dependency, prevention/intervention concepts and strategies, children and family systems.

• Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

• Ability to work some nights and weekends

• Working knowledge and understanding of HHS guidelines a plus.

• Excellent Oral, Written, and Case Management Skills required. Additional Requirements

• Must be able to lift, pull, and carry up to 30 lbs.

• Must have reliable transportation and provide your own transportation to and from schools and community assignments.

• Must be able to work occasional outdoor activities and handle outdoor environmental elements.

• Must be willing to work nights and weekends when needed.


Characteristics/Experience Preferred:

• Experience in progressively responsible positions in a comparable work environment

• Experience in effective grant management and reporting

• Knowledge and skill in coordinating staff, volunteers, programs

• Excellent oral, written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal, team and ethics skills and professional demeanor

• Knowledge of substance abuse prevention domains

• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize

• Working knowledge of community resources and contacts.


In addition to the above, the Prevention Specialist shall demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and a level of energy commensurate with the Council’s expectations.

How To Apply

Send resumes to or mail to PBRCADA Mellessa Brenem, 120 E. 2nd St, Odessa TX 79761. Please note in Subject Line “Odessa Youth Prevention Coordinator”

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