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Prevention Educator / Specialist

Department: Prevention
Location: Lorain, OH

We are currently recruiting for an Educator/Specialist in our Prevention Department. Join our team of dedicated professionals providing Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy to the communities we serve.

The Prevention Educator/Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing routine AOD and other prevention services including, but not limited to, information dissemination, education, problem identification and referral.

The LCADA Way prevention services include:  Botvin Lifeskills, Building Blocks, Eduvention Juvenile Diversion, Carevention Family Intervention, Comprehensive School Prevention, Drug-Free Workplace Safety Programs, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Parent to Parent educational support, Staff and Parent trainings and Teen Support Groups.

Essential Functions: 
Responsible for providing prevention services in community and school-based settings. Records services provided in prevention log. Completing and registering all reports and billing statements for each prevention service. Administering and registering outcome and satisfaction surveys. Contact with the referral source following each service provided. Development/adaptation of prevention curriculums to match community needs. Staffing agency educational booth at community events and health/wellness fairs. Assisting treatment programs as necessary.  Completion of all CQI data collection and implementation of all CQI corrective actions as assigned. Monthly participation in Utilization Review and Peer Review Programs. Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements
Must adhere to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board's Chemical Dependency Code of Ethics, demonstrate an understanding of addiction as an illness.  Must have the ability to effectively work with Agency employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population.  Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team to promote a healthy environment for our clients.  Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills required. Good computer skills required. 

Must have at least one year of experience in addiction prevention or related work with youth and/or families.

Educational Requirements
Associate Degree or substantial progress towards Associate Degree with emphasis on Addictions Treatment and Prevention or equivalent required.  Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred.

Certification Requirements: 
Registered Applicant endorsement or OCSPA with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board required. OCPSI or higher credential preferred. 

If Registered Applicant, must achieve OCPSA Prevention certification within three years of employment.

Amount of Travel:  Moderate, mostly confined to local travel. (Based on school systems assigned).

Hours:  Full-Time. Some evenings required. Occasional weekends required (1-2 x quarter).

Salary Range:  Salary commensurate with licensure and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.  Drug Free Workplace.

Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees Includes:

  • SummaCare PPO Medical Insurance with Prescription Benefits
  • Guardian Dental Insurance
  • Davis Vision Insurance
  • Company sponsored Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) with Debit Cards
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • $25,000 Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance available
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury Duty Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation Leave (15 days per year to start, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Sick Leave (12 days per year, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Personal Leave (3 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (10 days per year)
  • Paid Emergency/Bereavement Leave (3 days per year)
  • Professional Development Program, including free online trainings/CEUs (and up to 5 days per year paid for clinical staff)



As a leader in recovery solutions since 1981, The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization delivering innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain and Medina counties and surrounding areas. Our unique approach centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual client needs.

We are committed to:

Empathy & Respect. 
We approach each individual in our program with compassion, care and understanding. This foundation of empathy and respect is at the heart of everything we do.

Innovation & Results. 
Success is vital to our mission and to the people we serve. Every day we bring new ideas, energy and knowledge to strengthen our program and organization so that we continually make a difference in the communities we serve.

Family & Community. 
Central to The LCADA Way is the belief in family and community. Every individual touches and is touched by the people around us. These relationships strengthen and enhance our lives every day.

Proven Results. Healthy Lives. 
It's simple. Our programs work. We guide our clients through a process of recovery and create more healthy lives for themselves and their families

Support. Education. Recovery. 
Our comprehensive, results-oriented programming focuses on the individual and strengthens families and communities.

Leading the way. 
We are leaders in our field. You can trust our results that tomorrow can hold the promise of a better future.

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