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Certified Prevention Specialist

Latta, SC

Job Description

The Certified Prevention Specialist will be responsible for community-wide educational campaigns aimed at school-aged children as well as adults. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Use the “One Pill Can Kill” and “Just Plain Killers” programs as primary prevention campaign in local schools and communities to educate the population on the dangers of opioids.
  • Assist patients in working with their treatment team in determining the steps needed in order to achieve individual goals and self-directed recovery.
  • Teach problem-solving techniques to individuals and groups.
  • Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (recovery support services, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, MAT provider/primary care provider, SUD counselor, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with community groups/agencies.
  • Use connections with local school systems to meet with coaches and discuss the risk of harm to athletes when using painkillers for injuries.
  • Attend the FY22 RCORP-I Learning Collaborative. Serve as a link between the community and recovery support services. The curriculum will include the use of evidence-based drug abuse prevention programs such as the Caring School Community, Life Skills Training, and Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence, and Guiding Good Choices curriculums.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field such as social work or substance abuse counseling required
  • Must be a Certified Prevention Specialist
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in health care and/or SUD treatment is strongly preferred
  • Electronic Health/Medical (EHR/EMR) experience is strongly preferred
  • Service coordination and compliance with federal, state, and local entities.
  • Ability to work independently and handle problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

CareSouth Carolina is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all. We seek to have a diverse, inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or veteran status.

Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 must be presented prior to beginning work with CareSouth Carolina. 

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