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Prevention Specialist

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7/26/2013
Nicole Scagni
nscagni@psusd.us
760-416-6096
2
8 Hours, 10 Months
Full Time
8/2/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
$13.26 per hour, with annual increases to $16.12, after five years
Date Posted:
7/26/2013
Application Deadline:
8/2/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
8 Hours, 10 Months
Salary:
$13.26 per hour, with annual increases to $16.12, after five years
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
2
Contact: Nicole Scagni Email: nscagni@psusd.us Phone: 760-416-6096
Student Services
2-197-003 & 2-197-004
August 13, 2013 - Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications as listed in the job description will be invited to take the required exam via e-mail invitation.
Student Services
2-197-003 & 2-197-004
August 13, 2013 - Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications as listed in the job description will be invited to take the required exam via e-mail invitation.
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   
JOB DESCRIPTION Palm Springs Unified School District A.R. # 4219.331 PREVENTION SPECIALIST PURPOSE STATEMENT The Prevention Specialist assists with the instruction of students in substance abuse and intervention education programs; disseminates information to students, staff and to the community regarding substance abuse awareness and other self defeating behaviors that are barriers to education. FUNCTIONS • Assists in coordinating prevention education training programs for administrators, teachers and other staff. • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. reports, policy/procedure manuals, brochures, flyers, newsletters, correspondence, etc.) related to prevention education programs. • Assists other personnel as may be required. • Assists in the coordination of Safe and Drug Free Schools Program for students and parents. • Identifies students as at-risk for drugs and alcohol involvement and provides support, intervention and referrals as appropriate. • Develops program curriculum and presentations. • Attends meetings, community events, seminars, etc. • Complies data from a variety of sources to develop and evaluate prevention education programs and services. • Maintains a wide variety of documents, files, and records. • Presents information to students as requested by classroom instructors on topics related to drug and violence prevention. • Provides individual assistance and facilitates support groups for identified students to provide intervention for at-risk students. • Performs related duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training, which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. An example of an acceptable combination is: Equivalent to graduation from High School and two years of experience working as a counselor to at-risk students in the areas of drug prevention and intervention. SKILLS to perform a variety of specialized duties in the development and implementation of designated functions and services of a comprehensive prevention program for district students; conduct and assist with the devleopment and implementation of in-services; research and provide a variety of technicial information in the enhancement of program inservices; serve as a technical resource concerning assigned services and related strategies and functions; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence, and other written materials; operate a computer using word processing and other business software and standard office equipment. KNOWLEDGE of applicable state and federal laws, district policies, procedures and regulations governing student education programs, student attendance and confidential records; adolscent development and problems; vocabulary and use of terms common to youth in the area served by the school; ethnic groups and cultural diversity in the community neighborhoods; gang activities and gang influence among youth; school rules and procedures to be followed by students; general principles of supervision and training; record keeping techniques. ABILITY to gain trust and confidence of individual students and groups; assist in assuring adequate resources to meet program needs; identify and determine the basic nature of student problems and needs and evaluate their relative urgency; assess and report events or incidents involving students; intervene physically in confrontations to restrain students; handle stress and stressful situations in a calm, confident manner; handle emergencies in a calm and effective manner; maintain confidentiality of student files and records; work independently with little direction; travel to various locations; set priorities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work as part of a team; understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of vendors, district personnel and administrators; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 30% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under some hazardous conditions. Education High School diploma or equivalent. Required Testing Certificates Job-Related Proficiency Examination Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability Continuing Education/Training Clearances None Specified Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance TB Clearance EVALUATION Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between California Teamsters Public, Professional & Medical Employees Union, Local 911 General Employees Unit and Palm Springs Unified School District. FLSA Status Bargaining Unit Salary Range BOE Approval Date Non Exempt Teams 2 19 11/27/07

Requirements for Applying

Applications WILL NOT be considered without the following documentation attached: (1) Proof of high school graduation (HS diploma, HS transcripts, or GED) *Please note that College diploma/transcripts are not acceptable. Please contact Human Resources at 760-416-6085 for assistance with this process.

      Requirements for Applying

      Applications WILL NOT be considered without the following documentation attached: (1) Proof of high school graduation (HS diploma, HS transcripts, or GED) *Please note that College diploma/transcripts are not acceptable. Please contact Human Resources at 760-416-6085 for assistance with this process.

          SUMMARY: The Prevention Specialist assists with the instruction of students in substance abuse and intervention education programs; disseminates information to students, staff and to the community regarding substance abuse awareness and other self defeating behaviors that are barriers to education. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to graduation from High School and two (2) years of experience working as a counselor to at-risk students in the areas of drug prevention and intervention. **PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO READ THE COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION** Upon offer of employment you will be required to pay for fingerprint processing and a TB clearance. Medical, Dental and Vision benefits are provided at no cost if employed at least 7 hours a day, and on a pro-rated basis from 4 to fewer than 7 hours per day. Associate membership in Teamsters Bargaining Association or payment of an equal service fee is a condition of employment. There are fifteen paid holidays per year for 12 month employees. Vacation for full-time employees is earned at the rate of 13 days per year. Less than 12-month employees, vacation is prorated to the work year. One day of sick leave is earned for each month worked, and can be accumulated indefinitely.

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          Application Deadline: 8/2/2013 3:30 PM Pacific

          SUMMARY: The Prevention Specialist assists with the instruction of students in substance abuse and intervention education programs; disseminates information to students, staff and to the community regarding substance abuse awareness and other self defeating behaviors that are barriers to education. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to graduation from High School and two (2) years of experience working as a counselor to at-risk students in the areas of drug prevention and intervention. **PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO READ THE COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION** Upon offer of employment you will be required to pay for fingerprint processing and a TB clearance. Medical, Dental and Vision benefits are provided at no cost if employed at least 7 hours a day, and on a pro-rated basis from 4 to fewer than 7 hours per day. Associate membership in Teamsters Bargaining Association or payment of an equal service fee is a condition of employment. There are fifteen paid holidays per year for 12 month employees. Vacation for full-time employees is earned at the rate of 13 days per year. Less than 12-month employees, vacation is prorated to the work year. One day of sick leave is earned for each month worked, and can be accumulated indefinitely.

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