The Youth Substance Use Prevention is a school-based and community-based program that aims to prevent the use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, meth, Rx, and other drugs in youth. We achieve our goals through life skills education in the classroom, groups for youth involved with substances, mentoring through our youth council, engaging youth in community campaigns, and advocacy on policies that impact the lives of youth. We work with youth ages 13 through 18 and their parents, along with dedicated adults in the Pomona community.
Are you passionate about helping youth? If so, we are currently looking to fill a Youth Prevention Specialist position in our Youth Substance Use Prevention program in Pomona. The ideal candidate has experience working with youth, classroom or behavioral management skills, experience running groups, and loves working as a part of a team.
- Conduct evidence-based youth prevention education lessons about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at schools. (We will provide training.)
- Conduct parent meetings and or parent education workshops and classes.
- Facilitate groups at schools with youth who have been involved with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- Coordinate referrals to mental health, alcohol and drug treatment programs as well as community services as needed.
- Facilitate the coordination of program sponsored school-wide prevention activities/campaigns and alternative social activities.
- Document youth progress and participation, parent progress and participation, all work related activities and outcomes.
- Support the Youth Prevention Council leadership development and mentoring activities.
- Collect pre/post-test surveys and assessments.
- Actively participate in community meetings, events and campaigns that support parents and youth.
- Be available occasionally on weekends and evenings for events.
Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in public health, social work or related field.
- One (1) year experience providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services.
- Education may be substituted for experience when coursework is directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention OR public health.
- A minimum of (2) year's experience in the human services field.
- California Driver's License and proof of insurance.