The primary function of the Prevention Center(PC) Community Mobilizer is to serve as a liaison between the Prevention Center and Ward 1 & 2 communities by attending relevant community meetings and events; identifying links between the information presented at these meetings and how they guide DCPC actions; and assisting in the implementation of community conversations and forums. The Community Mobilizer will select appropriate materials and disseminate community education on substance abuse through events and meetings.  The Community Mobilizer will also work closely with the PC Director to guide potential community prevention networks through the process towards action planning and community change.

We  are seeking  an outgoing individual  to focus on strengthening  collaborations and partnerships  to build community prevention networks  focused on addressing substance abuse prevention  among youth in their communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend  relevant community  meetings and events  as a representative of  the Prevention Center to promote  Prevention Center, identify potential networks, conduct community education, and learn about current community issues that are of interest to the Prevention Center.
  • In collaboration with Prevention Center staff, conduct technical assistance and training for networks to increase their capacity to create community change in regards to substance abuse.
  • Develop and maintain resources and strong working relationships with networks and other agencies within the community.
  • In coordination with SUDS and other Prevention Center staff, executes marketing strategy including logo,  graphic design and other identifiers to promote the Prevention Center and other associated community events.
  • Conduct community education and participate in community mobilization activities with Prevention.
  • Center, LAYC, or other community organization staff during on- and off-site organizational events.
  • Assist  in implementation  and development of  community forums on substance  abuse prevention hosted by the Prevention Center.
  • Maintain current and accurate knowledge of substance abuse as it pertains to target population.
  • Ensure  that all  documentation,  including statistics,  meeting attendance, and  data is accurate and entered into ETO software system or other databases as appropriate;
  • Collaborate with  LAYC and community partners.
  • Contribute    to narrative    reports as required   by the Addiction and   Prevention Recovery.
  • Administration (SUDS)
  • Meet regularly with the PC Director to discuss programmatic issues and monitor and plan objectives attainment.
  • Improve professional skills by attending workshops, seminars, and training sessions (as needed and as required by SUDS and/or LAYC).
  • Provide referrals for substance abuse treatment when appropriate.
  • Document  all contacts  with youth, family members, LAYC staff, and other agencies involved in the provision of services.
  • Report on time, unless a legitimate excuse is provided.
  • Attends all mandatory LAYC staff meetings and adhere to all LAYC personnel policies.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the PC Director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is  position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 25 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.  This position requires availability on weekend and evenings. This position requires transporting materials to and from external program sites.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Leon, Director of Community Wellness, at leon@layc-dc.org