Prevention Outreach Specialist - Grant Funded

Department: Community Impact, United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention
Reports to: Director, Commission – Community Based Services
Status: Exempt (Grant Funded)

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 use (Grant funded position).

Primary Job Responsibility & Duties: 

  • Provides or arranges trainings, technical assistance, and workforce development for providers, community coalitions and Broward County residents related to Substance Use and Mental Health Promotion topics. 
  • Works within the Commission on Strategic 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 Latino Initiatives, Community Health Workers, Faith Based Taskforce.  
  • Meet with and enlist key local stakeholders, coalitions, and service providers to promote the goals of the Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention
  • Organizes, coordinate or assist in the organization of activities, such as the annual Hispanic Parenting Conference, Health/Community Fairs, Town Hall meetings, 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 County 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 County.
  • 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 UWBC activities.
  • Coordinates planning and requests from other Divisions that relate to UWBC CBH&DP.
  • 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, meeting and exceeding 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, seeking help when needed to manage priorities. 
  • Personifies teamwork – Demonstrates good collaboration and communication effectively in any team setting.

Email resume and cover letter for consideration to: hr@UnitedWayBroward.org