Substance Use Prevention Specialist: Cumberland County

The Substance Use Prevention Specialist is an integral member of Cumberland District Maine Prevention Network (MPN), a State grant funded program of the County’s Public Health Department. This position is responsible for the implementation of substance use prevention initiatives within Cumberland County.  This position actively engages in the Cumberland District Substance Use Prevention Team and collaborates with the other Maine Prevention Network funded staff working to prevent tobacco use and promote healthy eating, active living to create a strong prevention infrastructure within Cumberland District. This position actively partners with the Immigrant Health Promotion Specialist and population-specific subcontractors to design and support strategies that address the health needs of populations who typically go underserved by prevention work.

Guided by the Strategic Prevention Framework, this position assesses local substance use prevention needs and opportunities; provides leadership and technical assistance to build the capacity of local stakeholders and systems in planning and implementing prevention initiatives; and supports the integration and implementation of tailored strategies that impact community environments.

The chosen candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in health education, social services, political science, health education, public policy, or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training to meet selection criteria.
  • Experience in health promotion, public health, substance use prevention, harm reduction, and/or recovery support services.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist preferred.

If you meet the above requirements and are looking to use your experience with a crucial department, we look forward to seeing your application!  

Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce. Come join our team and culture of engaged employees. Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success. We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and training opportunities.

This position is 40 hours per week, with a full benefits package. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Position will remain open until filled.

Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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