Prevention Specialist YPI Full-Time (Laredo, TX.)

Laredo, TX 78041

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Position Description

Full-Time Position Available

Prevention Specialist
Futuros Positivos YPI Program (Webb County)

●Seeking highly motivated and responsible individual that wants to work in the field of drug prevention and provide services to youth attending middle and high schools throughout Webb County.

Founded in 1982 in Laredo, Texas, SCAN is a leading provider of social services in South Texas. SCAN’s Futuros Positivos YPI Program was established to provide comprehensive substance use and misuse prevention services to male and female students in 6th – 12th grade and who are at-risk of becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. The Futuros Positivos Program utilizes the Positive Action Curriculum and links program participants to available resources to meet their comprehensive needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conduct ongoing outreach in the community, to let youth, adults, agencies and organizations know about the program and the services that it provides.
• Screen and assess eligible participants.
• Provide curriculum-based education sessions to youth.
• Provide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) presentations and positive alternative activities to youth and adult participants.
• Provide community-based education and mobilization activities to youth and adults.

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences is preferred; however, degrees in other fields will be considered.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills are a plus, but not required.
  • A valid TX driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation are required.

Work Schedule and Compensation:
• Flexible work schedule is 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
• Salary range: $15.58 to $17.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits for this Full-Time Position Include:
• Paid Health & Life Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
• 401K Retirement Plan
• Bi-weekly Pay (direct deposit)
• Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage available at minimal cost
• Detailed Orientation and Ongoing Job Training Provided
• Great Work Environment!

Deadline: Until position is filled.
At SCAN, Our Passion is Helping People!

Type: Full-time