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Partners for Healthy Youth Coordinator
Job Description (Part-time contractual)

Responsible for providing prevention services through direct implementation and delivery of Partners for Healthy Youth (PFHY) programs, events, and initiatives. Reporting to the Program and Youth Development Supervisor, with input from the PFHY, the PFHY Coordinator works in schools and the Kettering community to facilitate prevention services based on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention strategies and through PFHY initiatives, programs, and events. Prevention strategies include but are not limited to: prevention education, alternative activities, information dissemination, problem identification and referral, community-based process, and environmental and social policy change.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

  • Collaborates with schools, parent-teacher groups, civic organizations, church groups, and other youth and community organizations to provide information and awareness on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Serves as staff to the PFHY Board, including attending board meetings, meeting material preparation, providing reports and other assigned tasks
  • Helps create and implement PFHY-related prevention programs and initiatives such as "L.E.A.P." (Leadership, Education, Attitude, Pride youth development program)
  • Serves as lead staff person for the L.E.A.P., including but not limited to: participant recruitment and liaison for school recruitment strategies; curriculum implementation and administration; site visit and guest speaker coordination; Academy material preparation; participant communication; ad program evaluation and outcome measurement evaluation.
  • Assists in maintenance of PFHY and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services grant budgets.
  • Evaluates impact of programs, initiatives, and prevention efforts.
  • Provides training on prevention-related topics appropriate to expertise, interest, and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties, directly related to PFHY, as assigned by the Program and Youth Development Supervisor and/or PFHY Board to meet program and agency objectives.
  • Flexible hours, approximately 10-20 hours/week, depending on program needs
  • Regular and predictable attendance required.


  • A Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, social work, sociology, psychology, health or related field is required. Ohio certification in prevention (OCPSA, OCPS, or OCPC) through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board highly preferred. Certified in Botvins LifeSkills Trainings must be acquired within 30 days of employment. OCPSA, OCPS, or OCPC credential must be acquired within two years of employment.
  • Knowledge in evidence-based prevention strategies and curriculum training, including experience with mental health and addictions. Must have experience working in the prevention field with exceptional administrative skills and experience coordinating programs/services that are aimed at improving community health.