Prevention Outreach Specialist

Grant Funded - Temporary Position

General Description:  This position will work to empower communities to promote alcohol and drug free lifestyles; build community structures to support those lifestyles; and encourage and support coordinated, systemic approaches to the prevention of substance abuse. This is temporary, part-time, grant funded position.

Primary Job Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Provides or arranges trainings, technical assistance, and workforce development for providers, community coalitions and Broward County residents related to Substance Abuse and Mental Health topics. 
  • Works within the Commission on Substance Behavioral Plan implementing Information Dissemination, Substance Abuse Prevention Evidence-Based programs or other promising practices. 
  • Establishes both formal and informal alliances with organizations which have similar or allied goals, such as the School Board, local law enforcement, health care providers, community centers, and service providers. 

Other Job Duties: 

  • Manages and implements community initiatives such as Broward Youth Coalition, SBIRT and Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.
  • Administers all pre- and post program evaluation tools.
  • Meet with and enlist key local stakeholders, coalitions, and service providers to promote the goals of the United Way Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention
  • Organizes, coordinate or assist in the organization of activities, such as the annual Prevention Youth  Conference, Health/Community Fairs,  Town Hall meetings, Broward Youth Coalition activities, Commission task forces and other events to support prevention awareness consistent with the Community Action Plan. 
  • Responsible for completing all mandatory support documentation and data entry which complies with contract requirements for timelines and accuracy.
  • Responsible for prompt compliance with all Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and/or United Way of Broward regulations and requirements.
  • Maintains productivity requirement and expected billable units per week.
  • Responsible and accountable for attendance at Commission Meetings supervision meetings, and audit preparation meetings.
  • Serves as a customer service role model to insure a positive relationship in interactions with all clients, the community, and peers.
  • Perform duties as needed and/or requested to support and maintain accreditation standards and continuous quality improvement of the Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and United Way of Broward.
  • Must be able to work evenings/weekends and maintain reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to be at work on a consistent basis with regular attendance   and punctuality and be willing and able to handle all the duties and responsibilities of this position on a daily basis. 
  • Responds appropriately and effectively to the diversity of co-workers, consumers and stakeholders. 
  • Takes responsibility for other assignments as they arise in the development of United Way of Broward County Behavioral Health activities.
  • Coordinates planning and requests from other Divisions that relate to United Way of Broward County Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention.
  • Due to the leadership role United Way is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all United Way staff will be fully engaged in the organization's crisis plan and response efforts.

Supervises:  Volunteers if applicable

Education & Experience: 
Combination of education and experience represented by:

  • Bachelor Degree or at least 4 years experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse related field.  
  • Experience in Human Services Substance Abuse/Mental Health, community organization, program outreach and training facilitation, required. 
  • Certified Prevention Professional, preferred.
  • Administrative & supervisory experience working with volunteers. 
  • High Proficiency required in Excel and other related computer programs.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Excels at customer service – Serves (treats) all customers (internal and external) with utmost respect and responsiveness in order to deepen relationships and advance UWBC’s mission. 
  • Drives for results – Has a passion for innovation and risk-taking, meets and exceeds qualitative and quantitative goals in a thoughtful and time-driven manner. 
  • Commits to the organization – Has the responsibility for aligning one’s own behavior, leadership and commitment with the needs, priorities, goals and culture of UWBC. 
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion – Creates an atmosphere that respects and embraces engagement of all people, ideas and backgrounds and aligns with United Way’s values. 
  • Seizes learning – Able and willing to learn new skills and knowledge and accept new challenges to further United Way’s mission. 
  • Manages multiple projects and tasks – Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing to deliver on organizational goals, objectives and timelines, and seeks help when needed in juggling priorities. 
  • Personifies teamwork – Demonstrates good collaboration and communication to be effective in any team setting.

Environment & Physical Demands: The environment is climate controlled (i.e., heated and air-conditioned).  Lighting is adequate through overhead lighting as well as windows and blinds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Physical demands include sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, bending, lifting approximately 25 pounds, regular use of the telephone, copier, fax and computer.  Demands also involve protracted concentration.  

Please email resume to Maria Ruiz at mruiz@unitedwaybroward.org