• School-Based Prevention Educator

    Job Location Other
    ID
    2018-6387
    Status
    Part Time Non Benefit Eligible
    Shift
    Day
    Schedule
    Varied
    Hours of Work
    Varied
  • Overview

    FCD Prevention Works (www.fcd.org) is a leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance abuse prevention services. We provide intensive classroom-based education for students, as well as training and consultation for parents, faculty and staff at schools in 37 states within the U.S. and in 70 different countries on five continents around the world.

     

     

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

     

    Responsibilities

    FCD is currently seeking high level professionals for the position of a School-Based Prevention Specialists for the 2018-2019 school year. FCD Prevention Specialists engage students and school communities in educational programs that are flexibly designed to stimulate dialogue and self-awareness, promote healthy decision-making, and encourage non-use for students during the growing years.

     

    This position requires that the candidate be in long-term, healthy recovery from substance use, as our educational programs include sharing personal knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, their families, and their school communities.

     

    Success in this position requires the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and productivity at all times, while meeting the rigorous demands of onsite work, intensive schedules, and the challenges of frequent and extended travel.

     

    This is a part time position, with the opportunity to grow into a half- or three-quarters-time position. Candidates should be able to work flexibly on a per-diem basis as needed by FCD’s scheduling requirements. Extensive travel, sometimes for a week or more at a time, will be required.

     

    When applying, please include a cover letter that includes a description of your personal experience with addiction and recovery, or email operations@fcd.org.

     

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a related discipline
    • In healthy recovery, defined as an individual facing the disease of addiction successfully abstains from alcohol and other drug use (and related behavior) while actively working to improve his/her own health and well-being (to include tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapors, etc)
    • Current passport and driver’s license
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Superb presentation skills
    • Ability to work effectively in many settings with a variety of groups
    • Professional experience in education, public health, counseling, and/or drug and alcohol treatment preferred
    • Foreign language fluency (especially Spanish) is also desirable

     

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