Prevention/Intervention Specialist - 2020-2021 School Year
S3 Prevention/Intervention Specialist
The Safe and Support Schools Prevention/Intervention Specialist will be responsible for facilitating and assisting in the development of student intervention programs. The Specialist will work closely with the District Prevention Coordinator in supporting TUHSD’s selected S3 sites in implementing comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate intervention supports for high school students. This will include participating on campus teams that address meeting students’ behavioral needs; facilitating student support groups; assisting with the facilitation of in-service education programs for school staff; consulting with teachers and other staff who assist with intervention services and programs; maintaining appropriate contact with community resources, agencies, and organizations.
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related area (state licensure as clinical social worker, addictions counselor or clinical counselor preferred)
- Experience working in a secondary school setting preferred
- Education and/or training in youth prevention and intervention best practices
- Training and experience as a support group facilitator
- Knowledge of individual and group activities that lead to school success
- Experience in conducting training, workshops, and / or classroom presentations
- Experience in working with youth and / or families in crisis
- Knowledge of dropout intervention best practices that lead to connection to the school community and student success
- Knowledge of community resources and appropriate referral practices
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic influences on the student
- Knowledge of the stages of adolescent growth and development
- Demonstrate skills in intervention, assessment and referrals
- Knowledge of computer applications that will assist in tracking the activities and success of the program
- Collaborates with District Prevention Coordinator to plan, implement, and evaluate a balanced, comprehensive, developmental prevention and intervention program continuum, including, but not limited to: researched-based prevention curriculums, ATOD Prevention curriculums, and Student Assistance Program development.
- Provides responsive services to students and families that may include assessment, individual short term or crisis intervention, at risk small groups, case management, and advocacy.
- Utilize school-level discipline and academic data to identify student support needs.
- Assist social workers in the referral of students, in consultation with their parents, to appropriate community resources
- Work cooperatively with school social worker, school psychologist, nurse, and/or guidance advisor(s) to provide support in implementing violence and substance abuse prevention programs.
- Facilitate/co-facilitate the operation of student support groups as aligned to Student Assistance Program model.
- Assists with the implementation of staff training, parent education, and community programming.
- Participates in S3 project evaluation, attends all trainings/meetings associated with S3, and serves on the S3 school site teams.
- Maintain, compile, and report accurate records and correspondences regarding student referral for individual or group intervention services.
- Establish and maintain a good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors
- Maintain an especially high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality given the nature of student and parent records maintained at each site
- Interact and communicate with school personnel, parents and the community to support student achievement and program success
- Perform other such duties as may be assigned by the District Prevention Coordinator/Project Manager
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, and some finger dexterity. The job is performed in a somewhat clean and healthy environment.
Site Location: Copper Canyon and Sierra Linda (dual site)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 9 Months
Responsible to: District Prevention Coordinator/Project Manager
Salary: Certified Salary
Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Governing Board Policy for certified staff