YPS (All Stars) Prevention Specialist

Job Title:   YPS (All Stars) Prevention Specialist
Position Type:   Full-time Non-Exempt
Department:   Prevention
Salary:   Commensurate
Travel Required:   50% time throughout the 7-county Brazos Valley Region (company car and/or mileage reimbursement provided)

Job Purpose
To conduct curriculum-based education and other program services for youth ages 11-14 in high schools throughout the 7-county Brazos Valley area and to provide community-based education for adults in the same region.
Job Description
  • Perform responsible alcohol, tobacco, and other drug curriculum-based education, training, individual and group facilitation, and alternative activities.
  • Conduct curriculum-based programs targeting selective youth.
  • Plan, organize, implement and deliver programs for youth, adults and referral sources, according to quantified measures, as established by funding sources.
  • Conduct follow-up on participants, as required in a timely manner.
  • Develop, organize and conduct alternative activities according to funding agency requirements.
  • Complete all documentation and reports in a timely manner for submission to supervisor and to funding agency.
  • Complete all documentation and reports in a timely manner for submission to the Program Director, the Executive Director, and the funding agency, as required.
  • Respond to all communication from both internal and external sources in a timely manner.
  • Participate in agency wide activities as needed, except where prohibited by funding agency, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the organization in furthering its mission.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director Prevention Services or Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements
QualificationsBachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social service related field or graduate of an accredited high school with a minimum of three years in the field of substance abuse prevention or related social service field, preferred.  LCDC credential preferred, but not required.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have extensive knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse and its physiological, psychological and social effects.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of prevention strategies.  Must have skills in facilitation of groups and conducting educational training.
  • Must have knowledge of adolescent development and willingness to work with youth population.
  • Must have a high standard of professional ethics and integrity with all clients within the community and with BVCASA personnel.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, organizations, and the general public.
  • Must work and relate well to individuals and groups, both youth and adults.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of community resources.
  • Must have excellent planning, development, organizational, and record keeping skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain participant confidentiality in accordance with Federal Confidentiality laws, and BVCASA policies and procedures.

Other Requirements

  • Must obtain an Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation within 18 months of employment for this program.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Dependable transportation and phone required.
  • Must have a current driver’s license, auto insurance, reliable transportation and a home telephone.
  • Must have a positive attitude and flexibility.




Applicants should submit a completed application and resume to info@bvcasa.org or at 4001 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802