Prevention Specialist

at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Location Canton, OH
Date Posted December 12, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Part-time



Position Available:

  • Prevention Specialist – Part-time

Job Duties/Description: 

The Early Childhood Mental Health/Prevention Specialist provides supportive interventions, consultation, and AoD prevention groups for young children (ages 0 - 12), early childcare staff, and families in participating service programs throughout Stark county.  The ECMH/Prevention Specialist has the responsibility of maintaining uniformly high-quality service to ensure maximum benefits to program participants. The individual must have strong communication skills with both children and adults, enjoy helping others, be organized, energetic, innovative and enthusiastic, maintain a family-oriented advocacy role, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  A commitment to the philosophy and practice of resiliency and the capacity to build developmentally appropriate and supportive environments are expected.  

Essential Functions:

  • Provide supportive interventions with young children.
  • Implement strength-based resiliency and skill building curriculum for indicated and/or selected population in assigned early childhood programs and schools.
  • Provide consultation and behavior intervention services by request.
  • Develop and run parent-child events to support social/emotional development and parent education around behavior management, resiliency and AoD prevention.
  • Provide parent consultations and strengthen parent involvement.
  • Provide Evidence-Based AoD prevention curriculum to students K - 12
  • Maintain accurate records of service delivery and timely completion of paperwork.
  • Promote a climate that fosters resiliency and positive social, emotional and behavioral development.
  • Attend collaborative team meetings to create positive change within the community.
  • Attend continuing education opportunities to obtain and/or maintain the Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Credential and/or Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Licensure

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination and referral to community services, as needed.
  • Act as an advocate for young children, their families, and early childcare providers.
  • Participate in professional supervision and training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to function well as a team member.
  • Must be culturally competent and willing to work with clients and families within various and diverse populations.


  • Minimum of 2 years of college in Child Development or Psychology; Bachelor’s degree with licensure preferred (RA, OCPSA, OCPS-I, OCPS-II, LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, MFT, Nursing, Ohio issued teaching license) along with a minimum of two years experience in early childhood.

Salary Range/Compensation:  Based upon licensure status, education, and experience. 

Hours:  Part-Time, some evening hours and/or Saturday hours may be required.

Send Résumé/Apply By: Send resume and cover letter by 12/26/19

To:  HR Dept.
919 Second St NE
Canton, OH  44704




Questions To:  Larissa Haring, LPC, Early Childhood Program Manager @ (330) 737-1629

An Equal Opportunity Employer