Position: Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Posting Date:  February 8, 2024

Salary:  $30/hour, Part-time based on student need, flexible schedule, some evening hours

Location:  Wayne County


The Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator is responsible for implementing and overseeing substance abuse prevention programs for high schools and their feeder schools, with a focus on vaping prevention and intervention. The coordinator will work with students, staff, parents, and community partners to promote positive youth development and reduce the risk of substance abuse.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and evaluate substance abuse prevention and intervention initiatives, including a vaping intervention program for students.
  • Assist in the delivery and selection of a substance abuse curriculum for the high school and its feeder schools
  • Provide training and technical assistance to school staff, parents, and community organizations on substance abuse prevention and intervention topics.
  • Collaborate with the County’s Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance and other stakeholders to align prevention efforts and share resources.
  • Manage program budget and seek grant funding opportunities for prevention programs.
  • Implement and maintain an ESMH Program in the designated school(s) addressing the full continuum of services to include two (2) EBPs in Tier-One Universal Prevention Programming, two (2) EBPs in Tier Two-Targeted Group, and Individual Early Intervention Programming and Tier Three-Intensive Intervention Programming.
  • Have an established, regularly convened leadership team that includes local prevention coalitions, Partnership for Success (PFS) Coordinators, Regional Youth Service Centers, Family Resource Networks, West Virginia University (WVU) Centers of Excellence in Disabilities (CED)/Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Children’s Mental Health Wraparound providers, Children’s Mobile Crisis providers, Community and Family Partners, School Counselors, School Psychologist, School Nurse, School Social Workers, Communities in Schools, Attendance Director, Behavior Interventionist, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Representative.
  • Register school with the School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation System (SHAPE) https://www.theshapesystem.com/.SHAPE has tools and assessments that teams can utilize to address school mental health and sustainability. ESMH schools must complete the School Mental Health Profile and Quality Assessment annually in the SHAPE.
  • Implement to full fidelity, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in school.
  • Ensure ESMH providers will complete the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment on all Tier Three recipients and update every 90 days as well as at discharge. With legal consent ESMH sites may utilize CANS data from other providers if the assessment is current and available.
  • Work collaboratively to improve school-wide attendance.
  • Work collaboratively to decrease school-wide out-of-school suspensions.
  • Work collaboratively to decrease in-school suspensions/detentions.
  • Work collaboratively to increase parent/caregiver involvement in all aspects of the program.
  • Complete Youth Services Survey (YSS) and YSS-Family (YSS-F) surveys annually for all students who receive Tier Three (Intensive Intervention) services.
  • Attend all technical assistance and training sessions required by the BBH and Marshall University Technical Assistance Center.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, education, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience in substance abuse prevention or related field.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention and intervention principles, practices, and strategies, especially related to vaping.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including youth, parents, school staff, and community partners.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and data management software.
  • Flexible schedule, including evening hours as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


Send Application & Resume:

Ms. Jan Hanlon, Executive Director
Mountain State ESC
501 22nd Street
Dunbar, WV 25064

Or download the application Job Postings | Mountain State Educational Cooperative Services (mountainstateesc.com) and submit along with support documents via email to rjpreece@k12.wv.us by 3:00 p.m.

Resume Must Include:

  1. List of educational institutions attended, course of study, dates attended, and certificates earned.
  2. List of employers for the past ten years, including address and name of immediate supervisor(s).
  3. Description of responsibilities/work experiences in previous employment.
    4.Alignment of work experience with posted Job Description.
    5.List of at least three (3) references including addresses and telephone numbers.

Mountain State ESC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or age.