Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) is now hiring a Prevention Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) is a nonprofit substance abuse coalition that brings citizens, agencies, businesses, and government organizations together toward the common goal of building a healthy, drug free community. Visit us at www.jtnn.org.
POSITION: Prevention Specialist (P/T) – 20-25 hours per week
Salary: $18/hour – includes vacation and sick pay, no medical benefits
SUMMARY: Seeking highly organized individual for Prevention Specialist position to provide education about substance abuse prevention to various community audiences, manage special projects and events, and represent JTNN through numerous community activities. Must possess a high level of professionalism, good planning and organizational skills, well developed interpersonal and communication skills, and a professional appearance.
RESPONSIBILITIES
 Develop content and deliver educational presentations to audiences such as, but not limited to: professional associations; healthcare personnel; school administrators; college students; and local business owners on topics such as prevention, underage drinking, addictive drugs, and JTNN committee work.
 Coordinate/attend/participate in community meetings/events to share knowledge and resources, collect data, and build or strengthen community partnerships with local leaders and stakeholders.
 Provide support for agency education events and/or fundraisers such as developing an agenda, organizing an attendance lists, and providing onsite event management.
 Facilitate committee meetings, organize task forces, and prepare typed minutes.
 Prepare and submit quarterly grant reports.
 Mentor and supervise interns.
 Other project-related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS:
 Bachelor’s degree
 Background in prevention, education, collaboration or program development preferred.
 Ability to demonstrate skills in problem solving, coordination of activities and events, and verbal and written communication with key stakeholders.
 Ability to speak to large groups and facilitate conversations about complex topics.
 Working understanding of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment, and local culture or the willingness to learn.
 Ability to work with a wide variety of people.
 Ability to meet grant deliverables.
 Willingness to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate organization’s needs.
 Ability to maintain professional and ethical standards at all times.
 Ability to represent JTNN positively in the community at large.
 Excellent organizational and research skills.
 Excellent verbal and writing skills in the English language.
 Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
 Must provide own transportation and proof of a current Nevada driver’s license and insurance upon accepting the position.
 Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen test.
SKILLS
Communication: Able to read, analyze, and interpret reports, grants, and general business documents. Able to write reports, correspondence and emails.
Facilitation and Conflict Resolution: Able to manage dialogue in meetings or other situations with individuals having conflicting opinions or beliefs. Able to highlight strengths and common goals and find ways to collectively compromise for the larger goal.
Maintain Records: Maintain grant and account files and retrieve information when needed.
Commitment to Social Change: Willing and able to engage in community-based activities and efforts that focus on changing social norms, attitudes and behaviors about drugs and alcohol.
Must Have Skill and Ability to: Learn to efficiently use various software applications, follow instructions, organize and prioritize work, perform basic research, and work cooperatively.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand or sit for extended periods. The employee will also be required to occasionally stoop, bend, and reach. The employee is required to use hand to finger, handle or operate objects or controls, reach with hands and arms, and be able to hear and speak. Duties will require walking and driving. Must be able to lift or move up to 20 pounds for short distances.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to info@jtnn.org by Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m.

National Prevention Week

This week is National Prevention Week!

For more information, please visit https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.

Each day of this week, CARE Coalition will be highlighting prevention topics in an effort to provide education & awareness to our community:

Monday, May 14, 2018
BULLYING PREVENTION

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
OPIOID and OVERDOSE PREVENTION PRESENTATION
-RSVP to karla@carecoalitionnv.org

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
SUICIDE PREVENTION

Thursday, May 17, 2018
SMOKING PREVENTION

Friday, May 18, 2018
PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE – WRAP UP DAY
-Tall Cop presentation
-Potluck & networking

Call (702) 463-1415 for more info & to RSVP.

Resources for Parents

From: Partnership for Drug-Free America. Visit drugfree.org.


How Can I Protect My Child from Fentanyl? 5 Things Parents Need to Know

9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get Wrong

Considering Medication-Assisted Treatment? Make Sure You Know the Fine Print 

What If Your Teen Uses Drugs AND Has Anxiety, ADHD or Bipolar Disorder? 

6 Steps to Find Addiction Treatment For Your Son or Daughter If You Don’t Have Insurance

Getting Your Child to Accept Treatment for an Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Underage Drinking: What You Should Know

How to Listen and Get Through to Your Teen 

7 Tips to Help Your Child Manage School Stress

Monthly Meeting- November

 

The PACT Coalition’s monthly meeting will be held this Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 am.

Lunch will be provided. 

Please bring flyers you would like to have distributed.

This month’s meeting will feature Guest Speaker Dr. Tiffany Tyler, CEO, Community in Schools of Nevada.  Dr. Tiffany Tyler, the CEO of Community in Schools of Nevada is a published researcher, a psychologist and experienced nonprofit administrator.

Tyler earned a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in Counseling from California State University-Northridge and a Doctorate of Educational Psychology from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 


The mission of Community in Schools, the nation’s leading dropout prevention program is “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”