Para Educator, WCPP/SFP

Position Title: Para Educator
Position #:  2284
Location: Greeley, CO
Employment Status: Part-time, as needed 

North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program: Weld County Prevention Partners (WCPP) promotes a safer, healthier Weld County through strategies that prevent and reduce youth substance abuse. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) provides parenting, social, and life skills to high risk families. Parents and children participate in this program both together and separately.

Position Summary:  Participates in community and family education, advocates for social change, and provides support and facilitation for the activities of the prevention coalitions, advisory council, and/or education efforts. Prevention activities are relationship based and occur in the community and/or families homes supporting diverse groups and ages. May include providing case management for families to acquire resources and supports that promote resilience, protective factors and the goals of designated program.

Minimum Qualifications:
-  High School Diploma or equivalent
-  Experience with parent and family education in home, community and other settings
-  Must be able to obtain certification as required by evidence based programs (SF 10-14 facilitator) - training provided
-  Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets agency insurability requirements as set forth for positions that must transport clients

Preferred Experience:
-  Experience with community outreach, advocacy, public speaking and/or teaching
-  Personal experience by having been impacted by suicide, child and family issues, or other experience related to the position's assigned program.
-  Certification as a Prevention Specialist
-  Bilingual skills (English/Spanish, Somali, Burmese, etc.)

Knowledge of:
-  Current prevention practices relevant to mental health, substance use/abuse, childhood and family education, and related issues.
-  Basic and routine computer programs and software.
-  Basic and routine records maintenance and filing practices. 
-  Basic and routine office management practices and operating procedures.
-  Workplace policies and professionalism.
-  Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.

Skills/Abilities to:
-  Maintain basic record keeping systems and procedures.
-  Read and interpret operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals.
-  Positively and effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including under emotionally charged and stressful situations, with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
-  Work as a team member, maintain effective working relationships, and foster a positive and cooperative work environment.
-  Demonstrated organization, time management and prioritizing skills. Plan, organize and execute multiple tasks and assignments.
-  Maintain confidentiality.
-  Perform tasks with a focus on exemplary customer service.

-  Participate in planning, organizing, logistically supporting, implementing, and attending education, coalition, and/or advisory council events and outreach, as assigned.
-  Assist in recruiting through networking with other coalitions and agencies, volunteers, advisory council/coalition members, and/or family participants for community and educational activities.
-  Teach prevention and/or parenting curriculum and/or participate in a speakers' bureau.
-  Participate in prevention advocacy, messaging, and information dissemination.  May participate in fundraising and special events planning and implementation.
-  Assist in evaluation efforts, including distributing and collecting community knowledge, customer satisfaction, and pre/posttest surveys.
-  Maintain effective working relationships with other community-based groups in Weld County and participate in cross-agency activities, as assigned.
-  May perform meeting moderation and, note-taking functions, and other administrative functions in support of the program's coalition and education activities.
-  May engage in regular home and community visits to provide individualized education based on the needs of the customer.
-  May complete necessary screening, assessments, and intake components associated with services and activities.
-  May be required to complete, file, and maintain hard copy and electronic paperwork relevant to the program.
-  Participate in internal, community, and interagency meetings and trainings, as assigned.
-  Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Services involve frequent travel to offsite locations for provision of service.  Travel may occur at night and in inclement weather. Certain program assignments require weekend and evening hours.  Assignment may require lifting of up to 25 lbs., loading and unloading of boxes, utilizing mobile carts and/or dollies, etc. to move program materials and supplies from site to site.

Compensation: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.

Our values are:
-  Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
-  Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
-  Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.