Youth Prevention Specialist – Toward No Drugs (TND) Program

Job Title: YPS (Toward No Drug Abuse) Prevention Specialist Position Type: Full-time Non-Exempt
Department/Group: Prevention Salary Range: $29,900 – $30,900/year
Location: 4001 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX Travel Required: 35%
Reports To: Director of Prevention Services Regular Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (occasional night and weekend hours required)
Applications Accepted By:
Fax:       (979) 846-3213

Attention: Human Resources


Subject Line: Application for [Position Type]



Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 873

Bryan, TX  77806

Job Purpose
Performs responsible alcohol, tobacco and drug curriculum-based education, including the provision of tobacco education and referral for cessation of nicotine use for high school populations under the Youth Prevention – Selective program using the Toward No Drugs curriculum. The YPS Prevention Specialist also facilitates educational sessions for youth and/or adults, including alternative activities.  The position requires planning, organizing, coordinating, marketing and conducting programs; as well as, networking within the community.  Documentation must be maintained as required by the funding agency and BVCASA.  The Specialist may also be responsible for publicizing events surrounding BVCASA prevention and services under the supervision of the program director.
Job Description
·         Perform responsible alcohol, tobacco, and other drug curriculum-based education, training, facilitation, and alternative activities targeting selective youth.

·         Plan, organize, implement and deliver programs for youth, adults and referral sources, according to quantified measures, as established by funding sources.

·         Develop, organize and conduct alternative activities according to grants and curriculum.

·         Complete all documentation and reports in a timely manner for submission to supervisor and to funding agency.

·         Conduct evaluation with participants using pre and posttests and teacher surveys, as required in a timely manner.

·         Attend weekly BVCASA prevention staffing and other meetings, as required.

·         Maintain strict compliance with BVCASA and state/federal policies, procedures, rules, directives, standards, and contractual requirements.

·         Meet all deadlines required for trainings, reporting, documentation of services, and other deadlines as directed by supervisory staff in order to maintain compliance with contracts.

·         Respond to all communication from both internal and external sources in a timely manner.

·         Participate in agency wide activities, as needed, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the organization in furthering its mission.

·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention Services or the Executive Director.


Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social service related field or graduate of an accredited high school with a minimum of two years in the field of substance abuse prevention or related field, or minimum of 3 three years teaching youth in a variety of settings, 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 the ability to represent BVCASA with a positive image.

·         Must have a high standard of professional ethics and integrity with all program participants and/or 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 have excellent verbal and written skills.

·         Must have and maintain a general level of good health: physical, mental and emotional.

·         Must work and relate well with 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 have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft applications.

·         Must demonstrate the ability to maintain participant confidentiality in accordance with Federal Confidentiality laws, BVCASA policies and procedures, and State Licensure standards.

Other Requirements

·         Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

·         Must have dependable transportation and cell phone required.

·         Must have a current driver’s license and insurance.

·         Must have a positive attitude and flexibility.

·         Must obtain an Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation within 18 months of employment for this program.

For more information on these or other open positions, please contact BVCASA’s Human Resources Department at (979) 846-3560. BVCASA is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants.  You can email your application to



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Job descriptions are an outline of general duties needed to fulfill the requirements of the job and may be modified as services and funding needs change.