Partners for Healthy Youth Coordinator – Contractual

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Partners for Healthy Youth Coordinator

Part-Time Contractual  – Open Until Filled


The City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is recruiting to fill a Part-Time Contractual Partners for Healthy Youth (PFHY) Coordinator.  The PFHY Coordinator is responsible for providing prevention services through direct implementation and delivery of PFHY programs, events and initiatives. This position reports to the Program and Youth Development Supervisor, with input from the PFHY Board.  The PFHY Coordinator works in schools and the Kettering community to facilitate prevention services, based on the Center for Substance Abuse prevention strategies and through PFHY initiatives, programs and events.  Prevention strategies include but are not limited to: Prevention education; Alternative Activities; Information Dissemination; Problem Identification and Referral; Community-Based Process; and Environmental and Social Policy change.

The PFHY Coordinator collaborates with schools, parent-teacher groups, civic organization, church groups and other youth and community organizations to provide information and awareness on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  This position also serves as staff representative to the PFHY Board, including attending board meetings.  Additional responsibilities include helping to create and implement PFHY related prevention programs and initiatives and provide training on prevention-related topics appropriate to expertise, interest and knowledge.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health or related field is required.  Ohio certification in prevention discipline (OCPSA, OCPS, or OCPC) through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board highly preferred. Certified in Botvin LifeSkills Trainings must be acquired within 30 days of employment.  Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential must be acquired within two years of employment; Must have experience working in the prevention field with exceptional administrative skills and experience coordinating programs/services that are aimed at improving community health; Knowledge and experience in public administration strongly preferred.  Experience working with youth in school or community setting is preferred; Experience in public speaking and prior curriculum implementation, with knowledge of the nature of substance abuse and mental illness and in the techniques used in establishing effective prevention programs, services, and strategies; Ability to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate prevention activities using the Strategic Prevention Framework; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, schools, governmental, and community-based organizations and agencies; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to work independently and to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail, and database software; Good judgment and Initiative and self-motivation a must.

Pay range is $16 to $22 per hour. Entry rate is contingent on candidate’s related skills, knowledge and ability.  Schedule is 10 to 20 hours per week for up to 52 weeks per year.

Candidates with related training and experience who are interested in this opportunity, should submit an application, resume and cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH 45429 or  Office hours are 8AM-5PM, M-F.  Visit for more information about this position, the City of Kettering and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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