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Co-Occurring Prevention Educator

At Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc., we walk with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance use disorder, and victim services. To help accomplish this goal Appleseed is seeking to hire a full time, self-motivated Co-Occurring Prevention Educator.

This is a grant funded position that provides substance use and mental health prevention and education services in the community and school based settings. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, planning, coordinating and implementing designated substance abuse and mental health prevention and community services. Educates the general community on prevention programming. Implements various prevention curricula in designated environments; facilitates prevention education groups; provides prevention education to the general community on various mental health and substance abuse topics. Provides on-site consultation including linking individuals or families to appropriate services.  Establishes mutually respectful rapport and implements programs/services necessary to meet the needs of consumers; provides community consultation/education services regarding mental illness and substance abuse prevention. Develops/maintains consultative and liaison relationships with other agencies, programs and individuals in order to cultivate working relationships, ensure adequate consumer care, provide consultative service and/or promote the coordination and development of prevention services.

Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks and drug screen.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor degree in related field required
  • CDCA preferred or willing to obtain
  • Experience working with adults, youth, families, and/or groups 
  • Experience with coordinating events, giving presentations & public speaking

Duties and Responsibilities

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical /dental /vision/basic life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ retirement match
  • In house pharmacy
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development dollars
  • Annual pay increases with performance

Send Us Your Resume

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to bbarone@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Co-Occurring Prevention Educator" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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