SCHOOL-BASED SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST
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FCD Prevention Works (www.fcd.org), a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, is a leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance abuse prevention services. We provide intensive classroom-based education for students, as well as training and consultation for parents, faculty and staff at schools across the U.S. and around the world in 70 different countries on five continents.
FCD is currently seeking highly-qualified professionals for the position of Prevention Specialist. Our team of FCD Prevention Specialists work with students and school communities around the globe, engaging them in educational programs that are flexibly designed to stimulate dialogue and self-awareness, promote healthy decision-making, and encourage non-use for students during the growing years. Experienced Prevention Specialists are also responsible for effectively guiding school communities through comprehensive prevention planning efforts.
This position requires that the candidate be in long-term, healthy recovery from the disease of addiction, as our educational programs include sharing personal knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, their families, and their school communities.
Other requirements are as follows:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a related discipline
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Superb presentation skills
- Comfort with sharing your personal story of addiction and recovery with a variety of audiences
- Ability to work effectively in many settings with a variety of groups
- Experience working with youth and/or within a school setting
- Foreign language fluency (especially Spanish) is also desirable.
This is a part time position, with the opportunity to grow into a half- or three-quarters-time position. Candidates should be able to work flexibly on a per-diem basis as needed by FCD’s scheduling requirements. Extensive travel, sometimes for a week or more at a time, will be required.
Initial interviews with FCD Prevention Works will occur during the spring of 2018, for positions for the 2018-2019 academic year. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of extensive onsite training that will occur mid to late August. Work would then begin in September.