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Working As A Prevention Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Stressful

  • $29,330

    Average Salary

What Does A Prevention Specialist Do At Rocky Boy Health Board

* Develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives, activities, work plans and outcome measures for SPF
* Environmental Prevention Block Grant
* Approves grant activities and outcome measures to align with State and Federal goals and objectives through review of logic models and prevention plans
* Assists with developing or revising prevention contracts, Request for Proposals, grant applications and/or state and federal reports
* Implements, monitors and reports on grant activities and budgets performed by contractors or subcontractors
* Manages grant-required data collection, data entry and data submission by working with contractors to ensure complete, accurate data is provided by the Chemical Dependency Bureau for federal reporting purposes
* Plans and provides technical assistance and training to contractors and prevention partners on the components of effective community prevention including, but not limited to, the public health and environmental prevention models, strategic prevention framework, evaluation strategies, logic model outcome measures and coalition development
* Conducts on-site visits, promotes reliability of evidence-based prevention programs and provides ongoing technical assistance on grant deliverables
* Collaborates with local, state and federal prevention partners and represents the bureau on prevention efforts at meetings, trainings and conferences
* Assists with the development of integrated programs and programs and projects with other local and state agencies as it relates to substance se disorder prevention
* Assists with writing federal and state reports as required
* Promotes positive communication and collaboration with state and local prevention partners
* Compiles information to assist the Bureau in identifying and representing prevention needs, opportunities and existing efforts
* Assists with the guidance of the evidence-based work group, state epidemiology work group and interagency coordinating council, which guide communities in the development of outcome measures and evidence-based strategies to address those

What Does A Prevention Specialist Do At Westcare

* Engages in direct staff hours of service for assigned clients
* Provides prevention counseling sessions to middle school students throughout Monroe County
* Conducts group TGFDV lessons
* Refers client to counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist when appropriate
* Monitors Prevention activities including those performed by prevention specialist
* Coordinates with schools and school personnel to provide TGFD classes
* Attend Prevention Program quarterly meetings, training and annual conference
* Functions as a liaison for prevention to outside agencies including schools, children's shelter and outside agencies
* Demonstrates empathetic, professional behavior toward student, families, and school personnel
* Complete satisfaction surveys with participants
* Enhance and implement changes noted in performance improvement activities
* Participates in required staff development / training activities
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Prevention Specialist Do At Henry Ford Health System

* Interacts and communicates with assigned clinical areas, committees, and designated individuals to coordinate and integrate components of the infection control program
* Using surveillance and other data, monitors plans and implements strategies to improve patient care
* Makes regular rounds of patient care and treatment areas in order to observe clinical practices: uses techniques of epidemiological and infection control practices to measure infection risks of assigned areas to patients, employees and visitors
* Notifies physicians, Hospital Epidemiologists and other pertinent persons of patients and/or personnel exposed to infectious or communicable diseases
* Identifies and reports significant clinical practices that can adversely affect patient outcomes or employee safety to the appropriate infection prevention/quality/safety leadership
* Serves as a resource person to nursing and other professional personnel on infectious diseases and infection control related matters, identifying educational needs, techniques, etc. to improve the quality of care and reduce the risks of infection to other patients and personnel
* Participates in epidemiological and special investigations and research projects: investigates the application of equipment to be used in Infection Control and participates in developing techniques relative to the use of such
* Provides informal training, as well as formal training classes for healthcare workers: defining infectious diseases and infection control practices: demonstrating and for presenting proper aseptic and isolation procedures and reinforcing the need for continued high standards of infection control and follow-up
* Advances knowledge by attending workshops, lectures, seminars, and educational conferences.
* Educates, monitors, and provides ongoing support to the Clinical Performance Managers regarding infection prevention
* Assumes additional responsibilities and performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Prevention Specialist Do At University of North Carolina at Charlotte

* As a campus educator on issues of interpersonal violence prevention, the primary purpose of this position is to develop, implement, and assess campus educational programs and initiatives for students and the wider campus community on sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and related content.
* Under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Center for Wellness Promotion, the Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IPV) Specialist is responsible for coordinating and facilitating educational programs, trainings, and campus wide prevention efforts addressing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
* This position will serve as a campus educator; coordinate efforts with campus partners to address IPV issues (including prevention campaigns and education on campus response resources and policies); hire, train, and supervise a graduate assistant who will deliver education and training on interpersonal violence issues; and provide consultation and referrals to students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking

What Does A Prevention Specialist Do At Sanford Health

* Part
* Time 32 hours per 2-week pay period / Monday
* Friday / 8hr Days.
* This position is to cover the Hospital and Long Term Care facility. #featuredjob

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How To Become A Prevention Specialist

Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.


Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.

Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.

The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.

Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education. 


Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.


For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.

Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.

Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.

Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.

Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.

Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Korean

  • Swedish

  • Hawaiian

  • Dakota

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Cherokee

  • Czech

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Real Prevention Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Ergonomics and Work Injury Prevention Specialist Culinaerie Dc, LLC Washington, DC Feb 20, 2016 $83,480
Sexual Misconduct Response/Prevention Specialist Yale University New Haven, CT Jul 01, 2012 $61,000
Infection Prevention Specialist St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw, MI Nov 01, 2013 $60,189
Infection Prevention Specialist St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw, MI Sep 30, 2013 $60,189
Infection Prevention Specialist St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw, MI Jun 03, 2013 $60,189
Prevention Specialist International Rescue Committee, Inc. New York, NY Nov 14, 2014 $44,304 -
Infection Prevention Specialist Wellstar Health System, Inc. Austell, GA Oct 01, 2010 $41,662

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Top Prevention Specialist Skills

  1. Alcohol Prevention
  2. Substance Abuse Prevention
  3. Prevention Curriculum
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted drug and alcohol prevention workshops for Middle and High School students and parents.
  • Develop and deliver Substance Abuse prevention, educational and recreational activities, driving kids in company van to field trips.
  • Assess, develop, and implement education/prevention curriculum.
  • Facilitated substance abuse prevention programs in school-based and community settings.
  • Organized and presented community outreach presentations and activities to engage and educate local citizens and area college students.

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