Preventionist-DWI

Location
US-NM-Hobbs
Department
DWI/Probation

Overview

Team up with Lea County!

What do we do?

Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

What do we have to offer you?

Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

What can you bring to us?

In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today. 

 

Essential Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Under the direction of the Clinical Manager, develop, coordinate and implement prevention programs county-wide.
• Develops cooperative working relationships with business owners and managers, school officials, medical service providers and employees with the goal of substance abuse prevention.
• Reviews, provides training in, and implements approved curricula for substance abuse prevention for adults, youth and children. Develops and implements pre and post tests for audiences receiving prevention services. Tracks and compiles results monthly and annually for Clinical Manager, Director and other relevant parties.
• Delivers presentations on substance abuse prevention activities to local, state and national elected officials.
• Develops substance abuse prevention strategies; assists in planning, implementation and monitoring of prevention programming for the five County school districts; maintains cooperative relationships and gives administrative support when necessary.
• Creates and coordinates media content and campaigns along with maintaining social media accounts.
• Submits monthly reports to the Clinical Manager for incorporation in agency reports to state agencies.
• Provides substance abuse prevention and general public relations promotional services to individuals and civic/non-profit organizations through community events and as a speaker at meetings.
• Delivers intervention services and prevention education classes.
• Is required to attend monthly DWI Advisory Council meetings and give oral reports on the month’s activities, and attend such other meetings as may be required.
• Depending upon assignment, may be required to perform a variety of administrative/clerical and general office duties, which may include but are not limited to: opening and closing the office; answering telephones; handling incoming and outgoing mail and electronic communications; typing, copying and filing documents; typing correspondence.
• The functions of the DWI Preventionist are not limited to those set forth above. The employee will perform such functions, duties or assignments as given by a supervisor, consistent with ability, background and expertise.

Qualifications

Education:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Associate’s Degree in social sciences or related field preferred.

Licensed Supstance Abuse Associate (LSAA) licensure may substitute for partial education towards required prevention certification.


Experience:
• Experience in community education and/or delivering program services preferred.
• Marketing and/or public relations experience preferred.

 

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