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Prevention Specialist Community Health Worker

Compensation: $41,600 - $55,000/Year

The Prevention Specialist Community Health Worker (PSCHW) supports Northwest Family Services (NWFS) and the staff to meet the grant goals and objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS). The PSCHW is responsible for the day-to-day administration and project coordination of the components of the SPF-PFS grant that relate to North Clackamas County (NCC) and will also support the Latinx initiatives of the grant that relate to East Multnomah County (EMC). The PSCHW will provide support and report to both the Project Director and EMC Program Supervisor. The PSCHW will create and support Latino and/or Youth Advisory Boards for the coalition.
Date posted: 11/28/2023

Job Duties

  • Works as a team member with the NWFS staff, the coalition staff, and the Lead Epidemiologist to meet the grant goals and objectives
  • Continually broadens expertise in the area of drug and alcohol prevention and coalition development to serve as the main contact for the Latino and/or Youth Advisory Boards.
  • Implements the grant program plan consisting of various strategies for substance abuse prevention
  • Builds, supports, and sustains community volunteers and leaders for local alcohol and marijuana prevention initiatives, leadership, and messaging for expanded outreach capacity specific to the Latino and Youth communities.
  • Helps with classroom presentations as necessary
  • Attends and/or presents at necessary workshops, training, and events
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners for involvement in prevention initiatives
  • Uses existing community assessments (and helps with assessment activities as needed) to advance the selected strategies that reduce alcohol and marijuana-related disparities.
  • Maintains statistics and prepares reports in accordance with grant reporting requirements.
  • Attend and/or present at necessary workshops, training, and events as a representative of NWFS and the coalition(s)

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Health, Health Education, Prevention, or another related field.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist or Community Health Worker license is a plus.
  • Bilingual and bicultural, English and Spanish required.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and automobile insurance.

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