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Environmental Prevention Specialist

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
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Reports to: 
Director of Youth & Families Programs
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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the James Denman Director of Youth & Families Programs, the Environmental Prevention Specialist is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the Environmental Prevention program (EP) as well as support DPH Strengthening Families Program (SFP) at James Denman Middle School and Charles Drew Elementary. The EP Specialist will facilitate with a minimum of 20 youth for a 24-week cycle in English throughout the fiscal year. The EP Specialist will be responsible for attending all Youth Alcohol Prevention Coalition (YAPC) meetings while overseeing the 3 youth participants interning for the coalition. The EP Specialist works as a team member with the other Beacon staff to ensure a holistic approach to the student needs. Much time and energy are spent in case management approaches. The EP Specialist will also be well versed and accountable to the ECCO database and SUD hours as well as keeping track of attendance. The EP specialist is responsible for managing and facilitating the EP program funded by SF Department of Public Health. They must also follow the curriculum provided, manage incentives, follow up with students and outreach.

This position is concerned with the delivery of services in the James Denman community. To this end the EP Specialist must have the interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students identified. Case Management skills, oral communication skills with families and youth, and the ability to clearly document outcome and data per program protocols are all necessary. The EP Specialist adheres to all confidentiality procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be available Monday through Friday during program hours and some weekends.
  • 2+ years of experience working with youth
  • Experience with case management.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone manners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft apps. including Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated follow through on tasks; multi-project/multi-task orientation
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • YMCA approved CPR and First Aid Certification
  • TB test clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees