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Prevention Specialist - Full Time - San Marcos, TX

Company: Cenikor Foundation
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The position has the primary responsibility to assist in the implementation of the SAMHSA Strategic

Prevention Framework (SPF) grant encompassing the project goals and objectives approved

by SAMHSA. Project Aim proposes to prevent and interrupt the progression of substance

use and its related problems, while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the

community level. This position will work to empower communities to promote Health and Wellness

and substance free lifestyles in designated population and build structures to support those lifestyles.



  1. Will work to reduce health inequities by directly addressing the social determinants of health such as stigma, lack of social support, or policies/organizational practices that create barriers to prevention and treatment.
  2. Will assist in implementing the federal strategic prevention framework utilizing the six federal strategies for substance abuse prevention and related risk factors.
  3. Provide and arranges Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) related activities and interventions aimed to improve health by changing community norms and attitudes, community awareness, and community behavior of priority populations and/or system interventions that aim to improve health.
  4. Must assess needs, resources and/or practices prior to implementation of the proposed interventions
  5. Facilitate the implementation of a data-driven logic model planning processes within communities to establish clear direction for addressing community substance abuse and related risk prevention needs.
  6. Must strengthen community involvement in substance use prevention efforts by increasing a sense of community ownership, participation, and collaboration with prevention activities.
  7. Prepare and disseminate public information materials to provide current ATOD and related risks prevention information
  8. Must carry out planned activities as indicated in their project plan and conduct periodic assessments of progress that follows a formal evaluation plan.
  9. Work with Project Director and other Project Aim Team Members to ensure that the Strategic Prevention Framework is followed accurately.


  1. Participate in team meetings with the Sr. Prevention Manager, Project Director and other team members on a weekly basis.
  2. Prepare and disseminate public information materials to provide current substance use and related risks prevention information.
  3. Maintain professional development as required by federal guidelines to meet compliance regulations.
  4. Participate in all required Cenikor meetings and webinars.
  5. Perform additional duties as assigned related to enhancing project efforts and consistent with the functions as assigned in this job description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral communication skills to convey information effectively, in small or large groups.
  • Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with communities.
  • Strong organizational (time management), and problem-solving skills to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks as directed by Federal contract.
  • Effective communication and networking skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikors Culture with all team members:
    • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
    • Positive, respectful communication with both team Members and participants
    • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
    • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate boundaries
    • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Education or another related field required.


  • Prefer previous experience working with Hispanic population and preferred ability to have conversations with populations that speak the Spanish language

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole

hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

  • Communication skills using the written and spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Travel required in personal vehicle to community meetings and events.


  • Valid Drivers License required


  • E-mail Account
  • Computer Available


Youth, Young Adults, Family Members, Community Partners, and the General Public.

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