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Long Branch, NJ
  • Posted: 19 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

If you are looking to make an impact by helping others, then Preferred Behavioral Health Group is the place for you! By joining our award-winning team, you will be part of the premier behavioral health organization in Monmouth and Ocean counties; a dynamic and innovative non-profit that was proudly named “Outstanding Employer of the Year” by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA). Our mission is to deliver quality and compassionate behavioral health services to individuals and families through a Trauma Informed Care philosophy and approach.

Our staff is at the core of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a diverse team, one where employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their contributions. We encourage and embrace staff development and growth. If you are ready for an exciting and rewarding career, please submit your resume

Job Title: Prevention Specialist

Program: Prevention First

Location: West Long Branch, NJ

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description/Summary

The entry-level position of a Prevention Specialist (PS) is primarily that of an educator in the areas of substance use, violence prevention, life skills and other topics as the need is determined. The PS plans, prepares and delivers prevention lessons/workshops to students, guardians, and other adults within and outside of the school setting. The PS should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the passion to work effectively with members of diverse communities.

This position requires teamwork and an engaging disposition and strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and familiarity with MS Office, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.

The PS must have and maintain a valid Driver’s license and a legally licensed vehicle with insurance for driving to and from programs and events.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitates prevention curricula/programs throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
  • Maintains records of attendance, sign-in/out sheets, medical forms, emergency sheets, permission slips, accident/incident reports, program evaluations, and equipment inventory.
  • Implements the daily program by providing snack, following daily schedules, creating group activities and lesson plans.
  • Inspects and maintains facilities and equipment for safety purposes prior to each activity.
  • Informs parents and school personnel of weekly calendar of events and any other vital information.
  • Is responsible for the safety, accountability of students in the program.
  • Will obtain working knowledge of ATOD and violence prevention programs and resources offered by Preferred.
  • Prepares and submits timely programmatic reports to supervisor, which includes collecting and organizing data for statistical reports.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts including percentages.
  • Participates in trainings, meetings, activities, and events as requested.
  • Positively represents the Program at various functions, health fairs, meetings, etc., and assists in preparing for each.
  • Supports the Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Accepts the responsibility to work beyond job description as situations arise.


  • Proficient written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Provides timely documentation


Education: A minimum of AA/AS degree and/or one to two years related experience.

Desired, but not necessary: Certified Prevention Specialist certification/teaching certificate

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o Medical and Dental Insurance

o 403(b) Retirement Plan

o Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

o Disability and Life Insurance

o Employee Assistance Program

o Voluntary Benefits, such as Vision Insurance, Aflac, Pet Insurance

o Training opportunities

o Employee Referral Bonus program

o Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account

Preferred Behavioral Health Group requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination for COVID - 19 before beginning work, unless a valid medical, religious or ther exemption is approved by PBHG consistent with applicable law.




Long Branch, NJ
07740 USA



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