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Certified Prevention Specilaist

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.  The duties includes:

  • Use the “One Pill Can Kill” and “Just Plain Killers” programs as primary prevention campaigns in local schools and communities to educate the population on the dangers of opioids.
  • Assist patients in working with the treatment team to determine the steps needed 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 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, Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence, and Guiding Good Choices curriculums. 
  • Documents in PowerDMS are signed off on and Relias training is completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the position. Willingly performs other duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in health care and/or SUD treatment is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in the electronic health record (EHR) is preferred
  • Ability to assess training needs and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work independently and handle problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, substance abuse counseling, or a related field is preferred
  • Must be a Certified Prevention Specialist
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in the field or related field


Monday-Friday, 40 Hours, Full Time


Latta, SC


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