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Prevention Specialist I

Company: Berrien County Health Department
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Title: Prevention Specialist I*

*Full Time; 37.5 hours per week*

*Annual Salary: $38,638 - $50,355*


Under general supervision, assists in the implementation and delivery of promotion and prevention services and initiatives in Berrien County; disseminates information on health promotion and prevention focus areas inclusive of substance use disorder prevention, mental health, childhood trauma, and chronic disease prevention. Supports county school systems with developing and implementing prevention curriculums and systems changes; assists businesses, agencies, and organizations within the county with health promotion and prevention education, programming and initiatives.


1. Conducts prevention education services & supports health promotion activities and initiatives in schools throughout Berrien County.

2. Assists schools in making choices regarding health promotion and prevention curricula.
May assist with the development of such curricula.

3. Conducts trainings and presentations with agency/school staff to increase awareness and develop skills in health promotion and prevention/education.

4. Prepares and presents health promotion and prevention education and information to community groups.

5. Maintains prevention program records in an accurate, complete, and appropriate manner and completes reporting and evaluation into systems/databases as required by department and/or funding entities.

6. Completes special projects and assignments as requested.

7. Participates in administering programs and agreements with State and other funding agencies.

8. Maintain collaborative relationships with community partners including leaders, law enforcement, educators, regional associations, and other service providers.

9. Lead and maintain active coalitions of diverse membership focused on substance use disorder prevention, and other community health promotion and prevention issues as identified.

*Education*: A Bachelors degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, public health or a related human services field.

*Experience*: None.


*Education*: An Associates degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology; or a related human services field.

*Experience*: A minimum of two years experience in health promotion & prevention education services.

*NOTE*: Certified Prevention Specialist Reciprocal (CPS-R) is required to be obtained before the expiration date of the Registered Development Plan or within two years of start of employment (whichever comes first) and must be kept current. Employees with CPS-R receive a one grade pay increase.

A MCBAP Registered Development Plan must be established, if not already in place, within first 60 days of employment.


Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license and a vehicle is required.

In times of a public health emergency, may be required to report for specialized assigned duties inside or outside of Berrien County.

Regular, Reliable and predictable attendance

*CPS-R Credential must be obtained before expiration of Registered Development Plan or within two years of start of employment (whichever comes first) and must be kept current to maintain employment.*

_*About the Perks: *_
The Berrien County Health Department offers a rewarding work environment, values creative thinking, and emphasizes employee professional development. The generous benefits package includes paid holidays/time off, health insurance, and retirement options. Visit the Health Department website to learn more about all the Berrien County Health Department does for our community. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a drug test and pre-employment medical exam.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,638.00 - $50,355.00 per year

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift

* Associate (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Berrien County Health Department, South Bend , Prevention Specialist I, Other , Benton Harbor, Indiana

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