• Prevention Specialist

    Posted on November 20, 2020 by in
    November 20, 2020
    120 North Eleventh Avenue, Springfield
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    Family Guidance Centers, Inc.
    Your Name
    Melinda Gibson
    Address 1
    120 North Eleventh Avenue




    Job Description


    Education and/or Experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline from an accredited institution preferred.   


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Preventions (CADP) preferred. Valid Illinois driver’s license and insurance.  Must provide copies of driver’s license and proof of insurance to Human Resources


    Reports To:  Prevention Coordinator


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Plans and implements prevention functions.  Frequent travel using own vehicle required.  Supports the Mission, Values, and Vision of Family Guidance Centers and the facility.


    Works with schools, communities, and organizations to develop alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention oriented social planning.


    Maintains records and reports of prevention activities in accordance with all pertinent rules and standards.


    Implements prevention programming for Sangamon and Menard counties in conjunction with other prevention resources (CPRD, PFI, SAMHSA, etc.)


    Reports activities to funding sources as necessary.


    Ability to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, judgment, and poise.


    Other Duties: as assigned

    Possesses a working knowledge of FGC applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

    Knowledgeable of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity, and well-being of all patients in a safe, secure environment.


    Attend in-service and other training events to continue education and expand knowledge to improve the quality of patient services.

    Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

    Skills Required:  Must maintain skills necessary to operate the following:

    Personal & desktop computers

    Electronic mail software

    Internet browser software

    Presentation software

    Word processing software

    Calendar and scheduling software


    Physical Demands: Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff patient families, and any outside students.

    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Employee must be able to utilize a computer, phone, etc. for extended period of time and write or type notes for at least two (2) to three (3) hours per day.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel, driving own vehicle.


    Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. Flexibility is required.


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