Prevention Specialist / Behavioral Health Specialist II
Responsive and energetic person needed to deliver proactive, comprehensive, evidence based substance use prevention and mental health promotion services to children, youth, adults, and families throughout the community. These services are designed to build skills and reduce the impact of existing risk factors. Exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals who deliver culturally competent, measurable, and sustainable services. Opportunity for professional development and potential for advancement in a dynamic work environment. Duties include establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners to build capacity in the community via presentations, consultations and technical assistance; direct implementation of nationally recognized prevention programs to youth and adults in a variety of settings; implementing, collaborating with and supporting countywide health promotion and substance abuse prevention initiatives and campaigns; data collection and evaluation; and participating in community level planning.
Note: This is not a clinical position. To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community".
Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
- Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
- Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
- Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
- organizations, community groups, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certain positions in this class may require: master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field; valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean. Master's degree in public health, psychology, social work, or a related field. Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS). Previous experience in prevention/promotion programming/public safety and/or experience working in the community with children and adults.
Must be physically able to lift 50lbs with assistance. All duties are perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.