GREATER ERIE COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE
1. POSITION TITLE 2. CLASSIFICATION 3. GRADE NAME 4. GRADE NO./RANGE
Prevention/SAP Specialist Educational Services Education Specialist IV 14/1-20
5. UNIT 6. PROGRAM 7. REPORTS TO:
Drug & Alcohol Prevention/SAP Prevention/SAP Coordinator
8. GRADE DESCRIPTION
Performs service delivery, curriculum development and program planning duties within specific school areas as assigned. Performs screening,
intervention, referral, and treatment services through the Student Assistance Program model. Performs duties required to develop curricula, programs,
and presentations. May be required to perform assessments and continued stay evaluations. Assists with planning, development and implementation
of program activities in line with programmatic goals and objectives to insure continuity of service delivery. May be required to speak on behalf of
the program to media outlets as approved. May be required to provide crisis intervention. May be required to coordinate treatment with other service
providers and social service agencies. May test and assess participant’s knowledge and customer satisfaction. May be required to work flexible hours
including weekends and evenings as program and customer requirements dictate. May be responsible for assisting in proposals and grants. May be
required to travel overnight to training sessions and meetings as program requirements dictate.
9. BASIC FUNCTION
Provide direct service to a wide variety of program participants in the specialized areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) education and
prevention. Provide direct service to clients in the specialized areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) treatment. Requires a knowledge of
the overall field of education, prevention principles, drug and alcohol treatment and relapse prevention community needs, policies and procedures,
reporting and documentation of services in line with contractual and agency requirements. Represents the agency at programs, meetings and training
sessions involving the general public, professionals, teachers, and other agencies.
10. DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plans and implements primary prevention activities within a local agency/provider.
2. Completes partial assessment of those clients referred for drug and alcohol treatment from core team of school districts assigned, parents,
community agencies and other appropriate referral sources.
3. Function as a consultant on core teams in assigned school districts and on site in-service/technical assistance to school personnel.
4. Maintains client record documentation responsibilities, which includes both BDAP licensure; and CIS requirements.
5. Maintains a close proximity with the school environment, student body and school personnel by being visible.
6. Completes weekly service activity logs accurately recording services provided by: facility number, client number, date of service and type
of counseling provided and any SAP reports as assigned.
7. Assesses community needs and supplies input to supervisor, assisting in the planning for provision of identified needs.
8. Plans and conducts structured learning experience aimed at imparting knowledge concepts, skills and motivation to adapt and maintain
lifestyles free of substance abuse.
9. Directs discussion groups aimed at imparting information to raise awareness in substance abuse and motivate substance free lifestyle.
10. Plans and conducts structured activities designed to help target population develop inter/intra personal skills, which foster substance free
11. Maintains proper reporting and filing procedures as established by agency funding licensure policies and regulations.
12. Assists supervisor in establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship between community drug/alcohol activities and other
concerned community providers and organizations.
13. Utilizes a broad spectrum of presentation media styles to effectively convey and disseminate primary prevention program content.
14. Participates in on-site and off-site training experiences to accurately portray a “state-of-the-art” awareness of chemical abuse and attendant
15. Safeguards, secures and protects GECAC property, supplies and equipment.
16. Assists with planning and purchasing processes required to maintain clearinghouse of informational and audio-visual supplies. May
represent supervisor in Audio-Visual Review Committee process.
17. Assists supervisor in programmatic reporting/scheduling.
18. Performs other duties as properly assigned by supervisor or other staff in line of authority.
19. Maintains strict confidentiality of clinical records in line with all applicable laws such as Federal (42 CFR), State (Act 63, Act 64, and PA
255.5) and HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations (45 CFR parts 160, 162, 164).
One year as a Treatment Specialist I; or a Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, counseling,
nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services) which includes a practicum in a human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol
setting and one year of clinical experience preferably in a drug/alcohol setting, then the individual’s training plan shall specifically address chemical
dependency issues; or a Bachelor’s degree with major courses in the social service of psychology or related field; plus two years counseling
experience in a therapeutic care, treatment and rehabilitation drug and/or alcohol program or similar social service or mental health program. One
year as a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist I; or one year of private or public service experience in collecting, presenting, and distributing
educational information plus a Bachelor’s Degree; or an equivalent confirmation of experience and training including successful completion of 18
semester hours of college level courses in sociology, social welfare, behavioral science, public relations, education, and/or a related field; or any
experience or training that will provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. Requirements: Act 33 and 34 Clearances, PA driver’s license
and availability to a private vehicle and other hiring conditions as specified and agreed upon at the time of employment.
Employee Signature Date