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Prevention Coordinator

Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Charleston County’s Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)/Charleston Center is looking for a highly energetic individual to plan, organize, and coordinate substance misuse prevention activities. This position requires strong interpersonal, written, organization and oral communication skills.

HIRING HOURLY: $22.85 - $24.25

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Implement strategic planning plan under the guidelines of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), which entails comprehensive community level assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation. 
  • Facilitate Prevention presentations.
  • Collaborate with numerous local stakeholders and organizations and coordinate substance misuse prevention activities with schools, agencies, groups, and individuals to meet identified needs.
  • Maintain knowledge of existing substance-related prevention resources and services.
  • Provide and coordinate professional development trainings on prevention practices and strategies, as appropriate.
  • Prepare required reports and submit all deliverables with established timeframes. 
  • Attend regional, state, and national trainings when necessary. 
  • Participate in budget development.  
  • Provide leadership to a team of at least two Prevention Specialists. 
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule when necessary in order to staff evening and weekend events.  
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Human Services, or a related degree, and 1 year or more of related experience.   A Master’s Degree is preferred. 
  • Previous experience working with coalitions or community mobilization efforts is also preferred.
  • Must obtain certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist within 3 years of hire. A current credential is preferred. 
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license.  
  • Spanish Speaking candidates are highly desired.