Lubbock Christian University

Youth Prevention Specialist - Hub City Outreach Center

Availability: Aug. 19, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description: Position Objective: YPI position

To provide prevention services which promote proactive process to address health and wellness for youth, families and
community members, in Lubbock County, by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes
for making healthy choices. Indicated prevention strategies target individuals due to initiative behaviors and/or related risk
factors that place the individual at an elevated risk for substance use and misuse.
Position Description:
This is a full-time position; 40 flexible hours a week to meet the needs of the community. Supervised by the Program
Director and the Executive Director, the Youth Prevention Specialist works in schools and communities to facilitate
substance abuse prevention services based on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies, which include:
1. Prevention Education
2. Alternative Activities
3. Information Dissemination
4. Problem Identification and Referral
5. Community-Based Process
6. Environmental and Social Policy
Youth Prevention Indicated services will address the State’s four prevention priorities: underage alcohol use, tobacco and
nicotine products, marijuana and other cannabinoids, and prescription drug misuse.

Job Requirements: Required Qualifications / Credentials / Training:
➢ Bachelors Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health or related field is
➢ Pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening are required.
➢ In-House HCOC training is required in the allotted time outlined in the Employee Handbook.
➢ Evidence-based curriculum training must be obtained within 2 months of employment, and prior to independent
service delivery.
➢ Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certifications must be obtained within 2 months of
employment, and certifications must remain current at all times. Failure to comply will result in being sent home
on leave until they are completed.
➢ 15-hour Prevention Training must be completed within 6 months of employment, and annually thereafter.
➢ Minimum of 15 hours of Prevention Continuing Education Units (CEUs) annually that address the six Prevention
➢ Minimum of Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) credential must be obtained within 18 months of employment.
➢ Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) must be completed within 18 months of employment.

Organization: Hub City Outreach Center
About the Organization: Vision: With A Dose of Education, Your Dreams Can Become Reality.
Mission: Empowerment Through Prevention Education!
Guiding Principle: To provide services to help youth develop the capacities to achieve social, behavioral, and mental health and wellness.
Organization Location: Lubbock, Texas

Who to contact

Name: Megan Estrada
Address: #4 Briercroft Office Park
Lubbock, TX  79412