New Job Regional Prevention Specialist In Georgia

Regional Prevention Specialist
Regional Prevention Specialist

Regional Prevention Specialist

Company : State of Georgia
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Georgia

Full Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or any combination of these. As Georgia’s public safety net, DBHDD operates six field offices and five hospitals throughout the state within three program areas: behavioral health, developmental disabilities and hospital services.

The main office for DBHDD is located in downtown Atlanta.

Job Description

Job Title: Regional Prevention Specialist- Region 6

Pay Grade: J

Job Responsibilities:
Under direction of the State Prevention Specialist in the Office of Behavioral Health Prevention, the primary role of the Regional Prevention Specialist (RPS) is to manage funding for procuring prevention services at the regional and community level. This is done by supervising regional prevention services/programs through the monitoring of prevention contracting, contract deliverables, payments, reporting, and evaluations. This position will also provide technical assistance to funded providers concerning prevention and will assist in the development of the community prevention infrastructure.
Other duties will include:
Assisting in the development of regional prevention contracts and contract amendments.
Identifying, organizing, and disseminating information, of funding and prevention research, and training opportunities.
Promoting prevention services to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in the region and statewide through a variety of strategies and activities.
Providing technical assistance and training to public and private organizations engaged in or interested in prevention activities, coordinating prevention efforts with existing prevention coalitions in the region.
Establishing and maintaining effective communication and cooperative working relationships with other regional staff, state staff, other agencies, community-based organizations, and local groups and providers.
Providing training and technical assistance to prevention providers on state web based reporting systems.
Other duties as assigned.
**Quarterly travel may be required**
In addition to a competitive salary & benefits, GA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is part of a statewide initiative called Total Rewards that seeks to attract and retain employees by supplementing their base pay and benefits with programs designed to improve the quality of their work environment and lead to greater job satisfaction and work/life balance. Eligible employees are offered generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. For more information, visit

Employment Requirements
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, individuals and communities we serve, certain positions within DBHDD may require evaluations, vaccinations, professional licensure and certifications. Licenses must be current and enable providers to practice within the State of Georgia.

The following are a listing of evaluations and vaccinations that may be required for employees, including those not involved with direct care:
  • Drug Screening
  • TB Evaluation
  • Annual Influenza*
  • Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

DBHDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of DBHDD to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

When applying for this position, you will be asked if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as stated below and may possibly be presented with additional questions to assess preferred qualifications.

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience performing work related to area of assignment OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience performing work related to area of assignment OR Seven years of experience performing work related to area of assignment. Note: Some positions may require licensure.