Prevention Specialist

  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $19.22 - $21.66 Hourly USD

Job Description


All Charleston County Employees, as a condition of employment must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide their vaccination card.

In search of a highly motivated candidate to plan, organize and implement substance use Prevention services throughout the community. The Prevention Specialist will use a set of knowledge, experience, training and skills to encourage healthy attitudes and behaviors which prevent the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Spanish Speaking Candidates highly desired.

HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $19.22 - $21.66

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department, on a continuing basis, prior to the APPLICATION DEADLINE OF: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 or earlier if filled.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Plan, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate evidence-based programs, environmental strategies, and best practices that are aligned with local needs through utilization of Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Identify and utilize comprehensive approach using the risk and protective factor model
  • Plan and coordinate work to deliver quality community substance abuse prevention education, retailer education, community engagement and environmental strategies
  • Disseminate information to civic organizations, schools, community groups and members of the public;
  • Collaborate with other agencies - including local law enforcement;
  • Attend meetings of various coalitions to garner support for community awareness;
  • Excellent customer service; Represent the program to the public and provide information regarding the program services and activities
  • Coordinate community based programs and services, arrangements for program activities such as meetings, presentations, gathering and analyzing statistical data, entering data, maintain records and assist with evaluation of the program
  • Provide outreach, education and support to community partners
  • Review materials to remain current on practices, principles, and new developments;
  • May be required to work after hours and occasional weekend events
  • May be required to work during hazardous weather and emergency conditions;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a closely related field supplemented with at least 2 years of job related experience, or;
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work;
  • Must obtain a Prevention Specialist Certification for South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates within 3 years of hire;
  • Knowledge of pharmacological drugs and substance use disorders;
  • Computer skills;
  • Public speaking skills;
  • Must possess and valid SC Driver's License.

Spanish Speaking Candidates highly desired. Closing Date/Time: 5/1/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Address

Charleston, South Carolina United States View Map