POSITION: PREVENTION COORDINATOR
RESPONSIBLE TO: Prevention Supervisor
SALARY: Step Range: 9 ($34,912) – 28 ($61,218); Full Benefits
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Management, Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Youth & Family Guidance Center Klamath Falls, Oregon
BACKGROUND: P.L. 101-630 Level
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The primary responsibility of the Prevention Coordinator is to work under the direction of the Prevention Supervisor identifying risk factors within the tribal community and develop prevention activities surrounding identified areas of risk according to various grant objectives. Under the guidance of the Prevention Supervisor, ensure prevention events are organized and successfully carried out.
Additional responsibilities include facilitation of prevention groups at identified schools. Ensure afterschool, school break, and summer prevention activities are available and offered on a consistent basis.
MAJOR DUTIES AND TASKS
- Under the direction of the Prevention Supervisor the Prevention Coordinator will assist in implementing prevention strategies, including community events and activities that appeal to the target population.
- Follow the event planning standing operating procedures and coordinate event logistics as directed by the Prevention Supervisor. The Prevention Coordinator may be required to secure facility rental, order food, oversee the design and purchase of t-shirts or other program incentives, recruit speakers/coaches/support staff, develop and distribute event flyers, and complete financial processes.
- Facilitate prevention groups including but not limited to cultural groups, talking circles, prevention education classes, suicide prevention trainings, and other prevention topics as directed by Prevention Supervisor.
- Under the direction of the Prevention Supervisor, work collaboratively with parents, City/County Indian Education liasons, Klamath Tribes Youth Initiative Stakeholders, Youth probation staff to identify environmental factors that may be contributing to the youth’s presenting problem(s). Use a strength-based approach, explore and identify areas where further support may be needed and make appropriate referrals.
- Work with parents, guardians, and or youth to develop brief, short term, attainable goals in the areas of self advocacy, communication efforts, access to health care and/or behavioral health, transportation barriers, and access to support services in the community. When needed, refer youth and families to the appropriate level of care.
- Attend meetings with community partners as an advocate for the youth and/or family as directed by the Prevention Supervisor.
- Promote and educate community on YFGC services and program activities at local, regional, tribal, and State functions as directed by the Prevention Supervisor.
- Monitor number of participants attending all groups, events, activities and report this information to the Prevention Supervisor following each occurrence. In addition, maintain records on attendance including registration forms and activity waivers.
- As requested, attend collaborative and/or informational meetings and/or trainings with community partner s, grantors, coalitions, and committees in order to understand, explore, and/or identify available resources, field dynamics, and overall community needs.
- Transport youth and families to Y&FGC program activities and other tribal program activities as needed adhering to the GSA policy.
- Chaperone youth and families to off-site, one or multi-day trips to conferences, outdoor camps, outings, trainings, meetings as planned.
- Prepare meals and/or snacks for program participants, as needed. 13. Other duties as assigned.