DORCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST – The Dorchester County Health Department Health Education Division is seeking a full-time, contractual (no benefits) Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist to provide substance abuse prevention services. This position is focused on the PREVENTION of alcohol and other drug abuse, which involves activities different from those offered by addictions treatment and recovery programs. It is focused on community-level, environmental strategies rather than direct services. Examples of environmental strategies may include media strategies to influence behavior, trainings to reduce underage alcohol sales, and policy advocacy. Occasional evening/weekend or overnight hours will be required, particularly for events or trainings.
Required: Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university, 18 credits in behavioral sciences, health services, human services or education. HS diploma/GED & 2 years of experiencein a community or school based alcohol or other drug abuse prevention program may be substituted for the required education. Individual must be able to effectively prepare reports, have knowledge of alcoholism/drug dependency, community level change strategies and principles/practices of substance abuse prevention, and have experience working with youth. Background checks will be conducted. Applicant must possess a driver’s license valid in the State of MD and be willing to work flexible hours in a variety of environments.
Desired: The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate skill/knowledge in effectively presenting topics on substance abuse, individually and in groups. Individual will also demonstrate the ability to utilize various media venues, i.e. electronic and/or social media, newspaper articles, press releases, promotional flyers. Applicant will be tested on these abilities at interview.
How to apply: Go to www.jobaps.com/MD for complete instructions. Filter by Location: Dorchester and Type: Contractual Active Recruitment. Or click on this direct link: https://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=000061&R3=0001. Questions regarding application process may be directed to Greg Coleman at 410-901-8124.
Deadline: Applications are due by Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Main Switchboard (410) 228-3223
Main Fax: (410) 228-9319
Personnel Fax: (410) 901-8194
Gregory Coleman (410)901-8124
Carla Neugroschel (410)901-8140
** All Dorchester County Health Department (DCHD) jobs will be posted to http://www.jobaps.com/MD for a for a minimum of 2 weeks. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. If online process is not available, you may submit a paper application to:
Recruitment and Selection Division
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Paper applications are available through a link at the end of the job announcement or may be picked up at DCHD, 3 Cedar Street, Cambridge, MD. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED TO DCHD. Complete application instructions are included in the job announcement.
*The Dorchester County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).*
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