Prevention Coordinator in Jefferson City, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $16.00 Hourly


Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing community-based substance abuse and other risky behavior prevention programing using the Strategic Prevention Department staff. Responsible for developing training plans for prevention staff and responsible for developing prevention department strategic plan that includes coalition development and Tobacco Merchant Education plan to reduce and maintain underage tobacco sales to below.


• Assist organizations, agencies, community coalitions, and other groups to conduct, analyze, and identify the risk and protective factors for substance abuse and other risky behaviors.
• Assist communities to identify weaknesses and gaps in services, programs, and activities that promote substance abuse and risky behaviors from the community assessment.
• Assist organizations, agencies, community coalitions and other groups to identify capacity building strategies; develop an effective capacity building plan.
• Assist organizations, agencies, community coalitions, and other groups to develop and implement effective infrastructure to support their mission and vision statements and work efforts.
• Assist organizations, agencies, community coalitions, and other groups to develop a comprehensive strategic plan that addresses the identified risk and protective factor through effective programming, services, and activities that are evidence-based.
• Assist coalitions in developing a coalition strategic plan to aid coalition in accomplishing its goals and objectives for prevention.
• Assist coalitions in the implementation of programs, services, and activities through training, technical assistance, and timeline development for implementation.
• Assist coalitions to develop an effective evaluation plan for process evaluation and program, services, and activities evaluation to determine effectiveness of coalition efforts.
• Assist coalitions to make changes to strategic plan and programs, services, and activities to achieve desired outcomes.
• Works primarily in community to network and establish prevention coalitions to address identified community issues.
• Assist coalitions to pursue and apply for funding opportunities
• Assists agency to increase prevention department budget, staffing, and good standing in the community
• Assist daily operations of prevention department through continuity of work efforts, works as team member in the department and agency, and promotes positive working relationships.
• Conducts trainings and educational workshops to community groups on community issues, the Strategic Prevention Framework, Risk and Protective Factors
• Prepares reports for department, agency, coalitions, and state to report activities, funding opportunities, trainings, educations, and ideas for future prevention activities.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity


No identified risks of exposure


Job Requirements


High School/GED required


Missouri Prevention Specialist Certification with six (6) months of hire date.

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.