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Prevention Specialist

Sioux City, IA, USA

Job Type

Full Time


In the office, with referral sources, and in the community

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Sky Ranch Behavioral Services Mentoring and Reentry Supervising Specialist, this position will serve Sioux City, Iowa and surrounding Iowa counties to provide mentoring, violence prevention, and leadership development. This is a full-time position requiring working flexible hours to best accommodate meeting the needs of the clients served to include evening hours. This position will maintain 60% or greater direct contact in delivery of face-to-face interventions.

About the Role

  • Provide personalized intake assessments 

  • Provide mentoring, leadership development, and violence prevention individual and group sessions utilizing the MVP curriculum 

  • Complete all documentation, assessments, group and individual session notes, billing, discharge summaries, etc. 

  • Meet with referral partners on a regular basis to discuss the progress and barriers for each client 

  • Provide weekly updates via email or written documentation to referral partners on client progress and barriers 

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including officers of the court and community agencies for wraparound support 

  • Provide clients with support and guidance 

  • Performs all required services for and maintain a close relationship with Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (SHIP) 

  • Maintains a close relationship with Sky Ranch Foundation 

  • Other duties as assigned


Experience/Qualification Requirements and Personal Job Skills

  • Demonstrated experience and training in mentoring, leadership development, and violence prevention

  • Demonstrated experience in providing culturally responsive services

  • Lived experience in criminal justice system preferred

  • Experience working with at risk individuals

  • Good written and verbal skills

  • Self-motivated to take responsibility for success of prevention services

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities with limited supervision and/or structured guidance

  • Ability to build collaboration

  • Ability to motivate individuals to make healthy changes

  • Computer skills

  • Good advocacy skills

  • Ability to form relationships and build partnerships

  • Ability to travel through the service area (Sioux City, Iowa and surrounding Iowa counties) as necessary, must have a clean driving record

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Proof of vehicle insurance

  • Criminal, child abuse, and driving record background checks

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Sky Ranch - Prevention Specialist
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