Addiction Prevention and Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.

A successful candidate for the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Specialist position will be an individual who has direct experience with tobacco, substance abuse, recovery, and youth empowerment. They will serve as a role model of self-care, mentor, advocate, health educator, and motivator. Additional responsibilities include public presentations, planning and implementation of addiction prevention campaigns, events and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop activities and facilitate tobacco education and youth empowerment weekly groups at The Bridge intensive outpatient program.
  • Work with host site staff to coordinate activities.
  • Monitor number of participants attending all sessions, events, activities and report this information to Program Managers following weekly groups and treatment cohorts.
  • As requested, attend collaborative and/or informational meetings and/or trainings with community partners, grantors, coalitions, and committees in order to understand, explore, and/or identify available resources, and overall community needs related to opioid use and contributing risk factors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong group facilitation; youth-focused
  • Strong knowledge of issues related to positive youth development, and addictions recovery.
  • Ability to positively impact youth from disparately affected communities.
  • Must clear child abuse, criminal history check and FBI clearance.
  • Availability during daytime and some early evening hours.

Experience:

  • At least two years working in groups related to personal development, health education, advocacy, and empowerment.
  • At least two years educating youth and community members about drug addiction prevention and behavior change.

Education Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent