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JOB DESCRIPTION: Prevention Educator
Full-time (37.5 hrs./week Hourly, Non-exempt)
Job Summary: CCPG is located in Clinton, CT. CCPG’s mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of problem gambling in CT. Please visit www.ccpg.org for more on the agency. The position of Prevention Educator is involved in creatively expanding the statewide development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of problem gambling prevention efforts for the agency. Reports to the Executive Director, along with working with other staff and partners as needed to meet the educational goals and objectives of the organization. Knowledge of addictions, prevention theory and best practices required. Prevention Certification preferred or willingness to obtain while employed. Degree in human services or public health preferred. Knowledge of problem/disordered gambling not required but desirable. Willingness to attend professional development and continuing education. Work experience with diverse populations and a cultural competency foundation preferred. Bilingual a plus but not a requirement. Persons in recovery also encouraged to apply. Travel is required (most in state, some out-of-state). Health and Life benefits available. CCPG is an equal opportunity employer.
Scope of Work:
• Develop, plan and implement education and training programs for defined target groups, e.g. youth, school and college and university settings, and the creation of new programming (i.e., work with military, or other specialized populations or gambling topics as prioritized by agency).
• Maintain statewide program contacts and documentation, implementation of program activities.
• Assist in research, including surveys, and evaluation as needed;
• Oversee technical assistance and training activities as well as mini-grants where applicable.
• Coordinate activities with other partners, including state departments, and community agencies and groups; Create and maintain healthy partnerships and collaborations in select prevention education efforts;
• Participate in statewide Regional Action Council, DMHAS-Problem Gambling Services (PGS), and other meetings and trainings as relevant to job duties and areas;
• Partner with diverse community and professional groups to integrate disordered gambling prevention into other key prevention areas and programs.
• Conduct outreach, events, presentations and other priority activities as assigned;
• Assist with website content; social media, social marketing, information, awareness and education campaigns;
• Assist with development of agency publications, presentations, audio-visuals, fact sheets and other public materials; Assisting with agency grants as needed.
• Participation in select groups on local or national levels associated with prevention work at CCPG, including work with the National Council on Problem Gambling;
• Liaison to prevention certification bodies to update staff and agency on policies and practices and to update staff knowledge and skills as applicable;
• Engage in other tasks assigned by the Executive Director, or as needed.
If interested, please e-mail a resume with a cover letter stating qualifications and your reason for interest in the position. Send to the Acting-Executive Director, Marlene Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.