ATOD Prevention Specialist
Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
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Post Date: May 19, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 6/6/2022
Salary: TBD
Location: US - Illinois - Elgin
Job Reference: 2022May19
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Hiring bonus: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00
•        Involvement in all DHS ATOD prevention grant deliverables for targeted populations
•        Plan and coordinate leadership opportunities in the community
•        Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate staff/persons in other agencies, schools and other community organizations
•        Create and implement presentations to serve the needs of the community and increase community awareness of prevention (i.e., Kane County Institute Days, Elgin Police Department Panel Discussions)
•        Maintain adequate activity records and submit requested reports to the ATOD Supervisor as directed
•        Maintain a working knowledge of substance misuse with emphasis on local situations and developments
•        Participate in activities/conferences that update knowledge and skills in prevention and the field of substance misuse in general
•        Maintain positive lines of communication and support all ATOD staff in other job responsibilities
•        Participate in supervisory sessions with the ATOD Supervisor and staff meetings as directed
•        Make recommendations concerning programs, policies, procedures and materials needed to improve the functioning of the Prevention Program as well as the Agency overall
•        Assume responsibility for crisis intervention if necessary
•        Provide lead support to other Prevention staff, as needed
•        Participate in assigned committee responsibilities as applicable
•        Perform other duties as assigned
•        Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; or Prevention Certification (CPS) and/or certification in a related field
•        Experience in substance abuse training or related field
•        Must have excellent English communication skills
•        Must be able to work a flexible schedule and be able to travel to off site locations such as schools
•        Valid Illinois driver’s license, automobile insurance and vehicle
•        Bi-lingual Spanish is preferred, but not essential
•        Full vaccination for Covid-19 required
Hours: 40 hours weekly with flexibility; Monday – Friday, occasional Sat/Sun and/or evenings. Hours vary depending on school
             year activities and class times. Could be as early as 7:00 a.m. on school days

Working with children/adolescents
Substance Use training
Excellent communication in English and Spanish

Vacation, sick and personal PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance offered
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement plan
Paid holidays

Contact Details
Name: Lora Tovar
Address: 1845 Grandstand Place
City: Elgin
State/Province: Illinois
Zipcode: 60123
Country: United States
Ph: 84769504842044