Address: 6417 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634
Schedule: M-F 9 am to 5pm
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Prevention Specialist provides primary Substance Abuse prevention services to youth, parents, guardians and community. The Prevention Specialist provides youth with support, resources and recognition skills in order to understand the effects of substance abuse. The Prevention Specialist should be comfortable with managing youth and young adults in a classroom setting as well as small groups and workshops. Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Local travel is required for the position to YOS' offices for team meetings and partnering schools located in the West and NW sides of Chicago and bordering suburbs.
Bachelor's degree in a related field required
1-2 years experience working with youth in a community or school setting
Training in curriculum development and substance abuse.
Excellent communication skills and knowledge of youth development is essential
Experience working with youth and families preferred.
Valid driver’s license and ownership of or ready access to an insured vehicle, as well as a clear driving record
About Youth Outreach Services
Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.