Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Program Management
4 Year Degree
KENNETH YOUNG CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION & POSTING
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM (SAPP) PROJECT ASSOCIATE
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Job Scope: Provision of substance use prevention services (alcohol and non-medical use of prescription drugs) for 8th – 12th graders in accordance with the conditions and terms set forth by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAP).
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics, responsibilities, and competencies described here are representative of those an employee encounters and is required to perform while meeting the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
I. Project Lead Responsibilities
Work within the designated service area to provide substance abuse prevention services in accordance with IDHS approved site plan.
Work with 9th – 12th grade youth to convene monthly Youth Advisory Council
Work with the Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition to address the priority substances.
Recruit and assist schools in administering the Illinois Youth Survey
Provide the following prevention activities/strategies: Youth Prevention Education, Prescription Drug-Take-Back promotion, community engagement, and two Communication Campaigns. Delivery must be in accordance with standards set by IDHS.
Strengthen and maintain cooperative working relationships with local schools, police and other community partners in the service area.
Provide consultation related to evidence-based practices in prevention as defined by IDHS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to schools and/or organizations in the service area.
Participate in IDHS required meetings and/or trainings.
Meet with supervisor as scheduled.
Work collaboratively with program team to plan and organize events.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
II. Reporting Requirements
Participate in process and outcome evaluation services provided by the IDHS or its provider(s).
Report data regarding services in accordance with the IDHS on a quarterly basis.
Maintain process evaluation data (e.g. rosters, agendas, meeting minutes, etc.) related to the delivery of services that verifies information shared in reports established by IDHS.
Submit reports requested by IDHS and/or its contractor (e.g. annual report, Illinois Youth Survey recruitment updates, sub-committee development updates, etc.).
III. Individual Performance Responsibilities
Provide substance abuse prevention services outlined in approved IDHS Community Service Agreement and/or work plan.
Participate in supervision, and seek individual consultation with supervisor.
Participate in Positive Youth Development Program staff planning, service coordination, and practice development and quality assurance.
IV. General Competencies
Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (community partners, etc.)
Produce high quality work in a fast paced environment
Be a productive member of the staff
Take initiative to act on own
Use excellent judgment
Make use of supervision
Contribute to development of a culture of care
V. Core Competencies
Ability to interact with community partners (e.g. school administrators and elected officials) in a professional manner.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team setting.
Ability to demonstrate cultural competency in working with diverse populations, including, but not limited to persons of various socioeconomic statuses, religions, race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ individuals, youth, and other cultural characteristics.
Ability to plan, adhere and monitor a program budget.
VI. Special Competencies
Knowledge of youth substance abuse prevention strategies
Knowledge of facilitating a youth leadership council
Ability to facilitate youth prevention education with 7th – 12th graders in a classroom setting
VII. Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment and in schools. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, audiovisual equipment, and fax machines.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
VIII. Physical Demands
Employee is occasionally required to carry, move, or transport program materials, audiovisual equipment or other objects weighing as much as 25lbs while conducting youth and community programs.
Have a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of insurance.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee will travel by automobile and is exposed to changing weather and road conditions.
The employee is required to travel by automobile to and from Schaumburg and Elk Grove Township office locations several times monthly as well as occasional meetings/trainings in and around KYC’s catchment area (Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and Palatine).
Employee is required to travel to statewide meetings and trainings in Chicago, Springfield, Bloomington, and/or Joliet (sometimes requiring overnight travel).
Some out-of-state travel to national trainings may be required.
Approximately 50% of employee’s time is spent traveling within the service area and include some nights and weekend community and/or Youth Advisory Council meetings.
X. Minimum Position Requirements
Bachelors Degree in social services, education, psychology, public health or related field required.
Experience working with adolescents preferred.
Experience using Microsoft products.
XI. Chain of Authority
Reports to the Manager of Positive Youth Development Program
Full-time, non-exempt, 37.5 hour work week
Must have flexibility to work some evening and/or weekends.
Time keeping of accurate record of hours worked in the electronic timekeeping system (on a daily basis, when possible) in accordance with the timekeeping policy and practice.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Kenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market. KYC offers all full-time employees the following:
403(b) plan with organizational matching*
Health (BlueCross & BlueShield of Illinois), Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (VSP)
Flexible Spending Account (with up to $500 annual rollover allowed)
Long Term and Short Term Disability (Dearborn National)
Life Insurance and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents
To further promote an active and healthy work/life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.
8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays
3 Personal Holidays
4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)
For consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those... with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities.We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience