Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3.3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

We are currently seeking a Prevention Specialist to join our Community & Youth Development program! This is a full-time position. 

In this position you will deliver prevention programs to children, youth, adults, and families to include but not limited to group, classroom, and prevention education presentations/sessions. Educate school and local communities on the function and importance of prevention.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess, identify, and connect prevention program participants to community resources based on identified needs.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of prevention services through an Access database system.
  • Implement activities and action steps in accordance with objectives in one or more of the following: Strategic Plan, Logic Model of Prevention, and Implementation Plan.
  • Prepare and make available all substance abuse prevention and resource information materials.
  • Transport participants to and from group meetings and other services, as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of marketing products, materials, and efforts pertaining to substance abuse prevention education and other marketing efforts and projects as assigned by Program Coordinator or Program Director.
  • Conduct activities and action steps in accordance with the Implementation Plan.
  • Facilitate Youth Ambassador afterschool activities.
  • Deliver evidence-based programs and develop and deliver evidence informed workshops, presentations, and trainings for youth, parents and other targeted populations in Maricopa County.
  • Participate in community health fairs and events to market substance abuse prevention programs and messages.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age
  • High School Diploma plus a minimum of two years of related experience working with children, youth, and families in a school or community-based setting.
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety of eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred.

Application Instructions

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