Lubbock Christian University

Youth Prevention Specialist - Hub City Outreach Center

Availability: Dec 9, 2021 - Feb 4, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description: Position Objective:
To provide prevention services which promote proactive process to address health and wellness for youth, families, and
communities 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. 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.
Position Description:
This is a full-time position; 40 flexible hours a week to meet the needs of the community; some weekends required. Local
travel required, and in-state travel occasional. Base salary starts at $35,000/year + benefits. 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

Job Requirements: Required Qualifications / Credentials / Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health, or related field is
Pre-employment, and annual criminal background check, TB testing 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 prior to independent service delivery.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certifications must be obtained within 2 months of
employment, and certifications must always remain current. 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
Organization Info: Our Approach
The Hub City Outreach Center's Team is comprised of compassionate individuals that each come from diverse backgrounds and vast areas of expertise. Our organization applies a holistic approach on prevention. In order to have conversations that help individuals develop the skills to achieve social, behavioral, and mental health and wellness, we treat everyone equally while respecting the unique qualities they possess. Together, we aim to help youth understand themselves, their value, and support them towards a bright future, regardless of where they are planted.
Organization Location: Lubbock, TX

Who to contact

Name: Megan Estrada
Address: 711 2nd street
Abertnathy, Texas 79311