Posting: CARE of Southeastern Michigan - Community Organizer

September 10, 2019

Why CARE: Our mission is to strengthen resiliency in people and their communities through prevention, education, and services that improve the quality of life. To learn more about CARE’s programs and services, and employment opportunities, please visit our website

Employment Perks:

  • Work Life Balance
  • 37.50 Hour Work Week
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • 10 Paid Annual Holidays
  • Competitive Benefits
  • Flexible Work Hours (approval required)
  • We Value Lived Experience: Special Consideration During The Application Process

Community Organizer

(Hourly pay rate: $19.00)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, education, public health, human services, or criminal justice.
  • Must possess active status, with licensure or certification in accordance to professional field required by that governing body (LMSW, LPC, LLP, etc.) and one of the following:
  • Certified as a Prevention Consultant or Prevention Specialist (CPC-R or CPS) or
  • Must have a registered development plan and be timely in its implementation.
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator license.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to translate industry specific data into community friendly language.
  • Coordinate and assist community based anti-drug coalitions.
  • Provide training to coalitions on building capacity and engaging members all community sectors.
  • Aid in creating and maintaining a social media presence for local anti-drug coalitions.
  • Understands and applies the Strategic Prevention Framework to community work.
  • Schedule and implement training programs and projects.
  • Demonstrates full comprehension of management by objective (MBO) plan and meets quality programmatic standards.
  • Completes activities associated with assigned MBO hours in a timely fashion and complete total assigned MBO hours.
  • Reports data and outcomes as required.
  • Disseminate substance use information at health and public fairs, school open houses and other community events as requested.
  • Ability to adjust hours of work based on the community needs, including some evening and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable of national and local substance use and prevention statistics and demonstrates the ability to apply current trends to service delivery.
  • Coordinate and/or assist with agency summer camp (s).
  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships with appropriate agencies regarding substance use prevention.

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