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Centro Primavera Early Intervention is a drug and alcohol education program for at risk children ages twelve through eighteen. The program provides services for middle and high school age teens, economically disadvantage youth, children of Substance Abusers, parents, family members, teachers, civic groups, coalitions, community and the general population. Monthly parent and family education groups are offered and participation is encouraged. The program offers 8 and 12 week cycles for after school and in-school programing Peer leaders and Camera/Video interviewers participate throughout the school year and or summer programing utilizing the ARISE/Too good for Drugs curriculums
We need hope-bringers and changemakers — because the work we all do matters. If you’re passionate about making an impact with your time and being someone’s light in the darkness, we want you on our team.
Come Join Us to Do Mission-Based, Meaningful Work
Who We Are
Gaudenzia is one of the largest nonprofit providers of treatment to people with substance use and co-occurring disorders in the nation. We operate in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Our caring, compassionate team is on a mission to save thousands of lives each year and bring hope to people devastated by substance use disorder. Together, we help individuals, families, and communities heal and thrive in the face of one of the most devastating public health crises of our time.
As our organization grows and evolves to meet the needs of our clients and communities, we’re seeking passionate, empathic individuals to help us make an impact. With your help, we can turn the tide on substance use disorder.
Who We’re Looking For
A successful Prevention Specialist is self-driven, motivated, and enjoys working with children and working with people from diverse backgrounds and doesn’t shy away from honest and caring — yet sometimes difficult — conversations. This position is for you if you’re able to treat others with dignity, compassion, and respect, even in life’s most challenging moments.
This individual is responsible for aiding in the implementation and facilitation of a drug and alcohol prevention program. Responsibilities will include assisting with planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a program designed to educate individuals about the effects of drugs and alcohol misuse and developing protective factors.
Benefits & Perks:
Gaudenzia is a diverse, inclusive workplace where purpose-driven people thrive. We think our team members are real heroes, and we believe those who devote their lives to making the world a better place deserve competitive salaries, generous health benefits, and unbeatable work-life balance in return.
Benefits & Perks at Gaudenzia include:
• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance (At No Cost)
• Short-Term Disability Insurance (At No Cost)
• Life Insurance (At No Cost)
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (At No Cost)
• Vision Insurance
• Various Supplemental Benefits (Aflac, Legal, Identity Theft & FSA)
• You generate two banks of time off: Personal and Vacation
• Paid Time Off (PTO) Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment
• Vacation Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment
• 10 Paid Holidays Per Calendar Year
• Paid Bereavement Leave
• Education Assistance Benefit (Tuition Reimbursement)
• Full reimbursement for the cost of professional license/certification renewals
• 403(b) Retirement Plan with an Employer Match Up to 5%
• Employee Assistance Program
Gaudenzia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not practice or permit discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, or veteran’s status.
Your responsibilities in this role may include:
• Treat all clients and staff with dignity and respect.
• Implement and facilitate prevention program curriculum and conduct related activities.
• Coordinate and deliver educational groups, workshops, and seminars for clients and the community.
• Maintain documentation of client records, children’s records, group notes, and individual notes according to the established guidelines, and ensure their accurate and
timely completion- including the use of the WITS system.
• Participate in staff meetings, functions, and special activities, as directed.
• Maintain contact with clinical/prevention staff at facilities whose clients the program serves.
• Assist in the coordination of prevention programs with other cooperating Gaudenzia facilities and programs.
• Have the ability to collaborate with other partners/stakeholders associated with the program participants.
• All other duties as assigned by the Prevention Specialist Supervisor or designee.
Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or full certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist, plus specialized training
Experience: At least 1 year of experience working in a behavioral health treatment program would be a plus.
Background Checks: The position you are being hired for is contingent upon the results of a successful reference/background check due to working with children.