Prevention Specialist - Gambling

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers - Mentor, OH

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., is a private non-profit agency, providing continuous service to the community since 1971. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, we offer a message of hope to individuals, families, groups, and entire communities. The Center provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling, or by mental illness. Licensed, trained professionals offer support, education, and counseling to individuals, families, businesses, other service providers, and the community at large. Our goal for treatment services is to help individuals achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life. Our mission is to promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers aspires to provide premier behavioral healthcare services. We strive for excellence through proven practices and for leadership in partnering with community organizations to work towards an addiction-free society. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Community/ Public Health Education, Social Work or Human Services.
  • Possesses appropriate licensure or certification, i.e. OCPS-I, OCPS-II, CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • Knowledge of gambling prevention preferred as well as ability to communicate same effectively to public.
  • Knowledge of behavioral health preferred.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends) and reliable personal transportation required.
  • Familiarity with Lake and Geauga Counties.
  • Minimum 2 year personal program of recovery if applicable.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Prevention, community relations and public education
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing agency’s gambling prevention initiatives.
  • Responsible for implementing policies and procedures of the Prevention services.
  • Assess individual and community needs and risks in relation to problem gambling behaviors.
  • Develop educational presentations and other strategies and programs in relation to the prevention of problem gambling.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with grant and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for promotion of the agency, including planning and implementing marketing strategies – including press releases, mailings, written and personal communications, brochures, information packets and speaking engagements.
  • Participates in agency staff meetings, In-Service trainings and agency-wide staff activities as appropriate or as scheduled by supervisor.
  • Assists in writing and implementing prevention grants.
  • Maintains professional standards of ethics; thorough knowledge and implementation of client confidentiality, client rights and grievance policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge and implementation of office policies and procedures; insures consumer compliance with same.
  • Develops/maintains positive personal and agency relationship with all stakeholders including referral sources and community resources.
  • Relates and works well with peers and other agency staff in a professional/team approach.
  • Maintains certification status.
  • Background Check and Alcohol and Drug Screen required. 

Benefits:

Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible schedule, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid Time Off, Professional development assistance, Referral program, Retirement plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision insurance 

Send resume to:

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers
9083 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060