Salary Range: Professional Exempt, 0.5 FTE
the general supervision of the Student Assistance Coordinator the Prevention
Specialist works closely with the A2X Coordinator to plan, implement and
evaluate the At Risk/Redirect program for middle school students. He/she works with administration, A2X Counselor,
faculty, counselors & parents to
address needs and follow up for the middle school at risk students and high
school A2X students. This is a pro-rated 188-day position that will begin in mid-October.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
Other duties may be assigned.
- Meet with At risk middle school and high school youth
who have been assigned ISS or OSS.
- Assist the A2X Coordinator with all aspects of the A2X
program as necessary.
- Provide prosocial, life & critical thinking skills
training for the at risk youth.
- Incorporate a restorative justice piece as applicable.
- Provide intervention, recommendation for referrals, and
follow up support for students.
- Work with community resources and parents as
- Promote proactive approaches for abstaining from ATOD
through youth advocacy programs.
- Help identify at risk 8<sup>th</sup> graders to provide
seamless support for high school transition.
- Make appropriate referrals for students identified in
need of treatment or therapy for chemical dependency.
- Maintain records of student referrals including
tracking their success to evaluate effectiveness of the at risk/redirect and
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- College education (preference will be given to
individuals with degrees in psychology, counseling, social work,
education, health promotions, or health & human development)
- Experience working with at risk youth.
- Experience working with individuals dealing with ATOD
use/addictions, violence prevention, or similar issues.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data.
- Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
- Ability to effectively present information and respond
to questions from groups of staff, students, and the general public.
- Ability to effectively problem solve.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in various written & oral forms.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Work with little immediate supervision.
- Remain calm, fair, and courteous.
- Exercise good judgment, tact, and confidence in
performing all duties.
- Good computer skills.
- Be available for some evening or weekend work.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Application Procedure: Open until filled with initial screening on August 22, 2012.