Full Time Preventionist

Position Title:

Full Time Preventionist

Salary Range:

$42,000.00-$48,000.00 (depending on experience)

Other Perks:

This is a full-time position with the agency and competitive benefits are provided. Frequent acess to training and/or support to get scholarships due to the agency's nonprofit status. Stipend for maintaining expertise is provided. Annual bonuses are provided. Hybrid work from home/office is available.

History of the Position:

Mercer Council has been providing evidence-based prevention curriculum for 45 years. The Preventionist is responsible for coordinating collaborations with community groups and recruiting participants for evidence-based programming, creating lesson planning, managing and facilitating K-12 evidence-based prevention curriculum throughout Mercer County.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate collaboration with Mercer County's agencies, government offices, other organizations to roll out grant-required programs.
  • Recruit participants for evidence-based programs.
  • Organize other staff members to assist with the programs.
  • Facilitates evidence-based substance abuse, mental health and violence prevention programs throughout Mercer County.
  • Responsible for keeping the fidelity of the curriculum, the coordination and design of classroom materials, pre/post tests, teacher packets and follow-up.
  • Implements all prevention activities of agency, groups and individuals to meet identified needs.
  • Maintains knowledge and develops expertise of existing evidence based or informed prevention resources and services.
  • Interprets needs, programs and services to agencies, groups and individuals involved.
  • Prepares programmatic and statistical reports and disseminates information.
  • Creates and maintains collaborative partnerships with Mercer County schools, administrators, and other school district staff.
  • Maintains consistent hybrid work from home/office hours to accomplish above.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (public health, psychology, social work, or education)
  • Pass background check and fingerprinting.
  • Confidence with using social media, blogging, Microsoft Software, YouTube, Google Workspace
  • CPS is expected as part of your professional development in the first 2-3 years of being employed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates will be preferred (Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, French).
  • Knowledge or experience working with school age youth is desirable.
  • Media specialist, CPS, SAC, teaching certificate desirable.
  • Bicultural and all gender candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of Mercer County resources and providers is helpful.
  • Proactive, lifelong learner, self-directed and passionate about prevention.

Application Process:

Please submit a completed Mercer Council job application (found on website), resume and cover letter, with attachments to Amy Argiriou, Mercer Council Prevention Education Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction
1931 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrence Township, NJ  08648

Tel - (609) 396-5874
Email - mcada@mercercouncil.org
Hours - Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm


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