YPS (TND) Prevention Specialist

Job Title: YPS (TND) Prevention Specialist Position Type: Full-time Non-Exempt
Department/Group: Prevention Salary Range: Commensurate
Location: 4001 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX Travel Required: 50% throughout 7-county Brazos Valley
Reports To: Director of Prevention Services Regular Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (occasional night and weekend hours required)
External posting URL: www.bvcasa.org Date Posted:
Applications Accepted By:
Fax:       (979) 846-3213

Attention: Human Resources

Email:   info@bvcasa.org

Subject Line: Application for YPS (TND) Prevention




Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 873

Bryan, TX  77806

Job Purpose
To conduct curriculum-based education and other program services for youth ages 14-19 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 education, information dissemination, individual and/or group facilitation and alternative activities, including planning, organizing, and implementing programs.
  • Prepare and conduct educational programs, alternative activities and other services for selective youth, families and community members according to requirements established by funding sources.
  • Participate in health fairs and other community-based programs, representing BVCASA and the prevention department.
  • Complete all documentation and reports in a timely manner for submission to supervisor and to funding agency.
  • Assist in administrative and managerial duties as assigned or 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

Graduation from an accredited college or university with degree in Health, Social Work, Education, or social service related area or graduation from an accredited high school with a minimum of five years in the field of substance abuse prevention and/or related social services.  Prefer current Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or related license or certification 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, intervention and treatment strategies.
  • Must have strong skills in conducting prevention, intervention, treatment and referral services for both youth and adults.
  • Must work well and relate well to individuals and groups, both youth and adults.
  • Must have the ability to establish rapport with program participants and community.
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of community resources.
  • Must be skilled in record keeping and conducting process groups and individual sessions.
  • Must have knowledge of Federal Confidentiality rules and State licensure standards.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred, but not required.

Other Requirements

  • Must obtain an Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation within 18 months of employment for this program.  Must have strong public speaking skills.
  • 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.


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