Prevention Supervisor

Job Title: Prevention Supervisor
Posted: Jun 08, 2021
Type: Full-time

Job Description

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for the operation of the Prevention Department of CFR and its programs in accordance with approved grant applications and contracts for services with funding agencies.
The employee in this position will be a detail-oriented, enthusiastic team and individual contributor with a passion for learning who is able to excel with minimal supervision. In addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, the candidate should have excellent listening comprehension, including the ability to understand complex written and verbal instruction. Because of the nature of the information the employee will be working; this position requires a high degree of confidentiality. Clearly understanding the agency mission, goals, and direction as set by the Board of Directors is essential. The work environment is one where critical management decisions are made on an ongoing basis and the employee must be able to interact in this sometimes intense environment in a courteous and professional manner with tact and poise. The employee will need to perform a variety of important sometimes urgent, confidential and complex tasks with constantly changing priorities.  Other duties may be assigned and the employer reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.
This position works with a variety of communities, coalitions, human service providers, law enforcement, and students; this requires a cultural understanding of each group, appropriate boundaries, and the ability to facilitate sometimes delicate situations between groups.
Administrative -
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate records.  This includes all records and reports as may be required by the Iowa Department of Public Health for certification and grant management.
  • Responsible for preparation of prevention reports for the Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Assist in annual budget preparation.
  • Responsible for keeping informed of current budget to actual situation concerning the prevention budget and advising the Controller of fiscal needs.
  • Assist in securing additional funding.
  • Will develop and write policies and procedures in relation to the Prevention Department as needed.
  • Responsible for participation on the Quality Assurance Program Plan as outlined in the Plan and as directed by the supervisor.
Programming -
  • Responsible for delivery of Prevention Services to clients.
  • Responsible for preservation of prevention resources; such as books, audio-visual equipment, films, tapes, etc., directly or by delegation.
  • Responsible for maintaining public relations between the agency prevention department and community resources.
  • Provide support, consultation, reinforcement and coordination to area communities, task forces, and agencies in an effort to unite and coordinate substance abuse prevention activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining continuous contact with the Iowa Department of Public Health and prevention specialist(s) to assist in the development of new prevention programming.
  • Attend State and Regional Prevention Meetings.
Supervisory -
  • Responsible for supervision of the Prevention Staff at CFR.
  • Responsible for staff training and development of Prevention Staff.
  • Responsible for performance evaluations on Prevention Staff.
  • Keep informed regarding new information relevant to substance abuse prevention; pass the new information on to staff.

Skills & Experience

Education and/or experience -
  • Master’s Degree in a discipline with a minimum of two years work experience in marketing, and public relations, community health or related degree; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the above fields with a minimum of three years closely work experience in a closely related field, AND
  • Must be a Certified Prevention Specialist
Job knowledge -
  • Must have demonstrable knowledge in prevention theory, substance abuse information, and public relations.
  • Must have an understanding of the techniques and dynamics in substance abuse treatment.
  • Knowledge of 42CFR and how it applies to Community & Family Resources.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Rules and Regulations.
  • Knowledge of IDPH Licensure Standards.
  • Familiar with grant and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of staff supervision.
  • Familiar with local resources.
  • Proficient in computer operation, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Language abilities -
  • Ability to communicate effectively, regularly, and fluently in English; bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities are preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write complex process oriented correspondence logic model based work plans.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one to one, small groups and large group situations to community members, students, local and state elected officials, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Additional Information

Posted: Jun 08, 2021
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Schedule: Day Shift
Type: Full-time