Kent Youth and Family Services is recruiting for a part-time Prevention & Intervention Specialist to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance abuse, violence, and mental health issues to middle school students in the Kent School District. This position reports to the Director, Behavioral Health Programs.



  • Provide assessments for students referred by the administrative staff at schools.
  • Provide Chemical Dependency Prevention and Intervention services to students in the Kent School District Middle Schools.
  • Maintain paperwork associated with services including data entry.
  • Educate and mentor one designated school district administrator in each school so that they will be able to provide prevention and intervention services in the absence of the prevention and intervention staff.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, clinical consultations and in-service trainings.
  • Seek continuing education and training related to providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families.
  • Provide consultations to other agency programs when requested.
  • Work effectively with other community based organizations and child serving systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • BA in Social Services field required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Proven skills working with children and families in individual, family and group settings.
  • Certified CDP/CDPT Counselor with the Department of Licensing.
  • Experience and familiarity with Proven Programs, Best Practices, Evidence-Based service systems.
  • Experience working in a school-based program with emphasis on: violence prevention and/or early intervention, alcohol, tobacco and/or other drug prevention and early intervention, and/or mental health.
  • Experience with school-based student assistance programs or youth-based educational support groups.
  • Effective at working collaboratively with other community based organizations and child serving systems.
  • Appreciation and respect for diversity and cultural/ethnic competency.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of children, youth and families and in working with a broad array of community groups in support of the agency’s goals and mission.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Presentation experience.
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Satisfactory completion of any required fingerprinting and criminal background check; valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record with proof of auto insurance required.



Work is performed in an office in school environment or at agency with extensive periods of time sitting.  Individual will use computer requiring hand/wrist/finger movement and viewing of computer terminal.



  • Part-time (3 days per week, 24 hours per week), exempt position.
  • Some evening hours required.
  • Benefits will be prorated to include vacation, sick leave and holiday. Eligible for 403b retirement plan after one year of service and 1,000 hours during plan year.
  • In accordance with Kent Youth and Family Services wage structure and based upon qualifications.


POSTION OPENS:  August 1,  2019

Position Closes:  Until Filled



Cover letter and resume to:

(Mail, fax, e-mail)

Kent Youth and Family Services

Attn: Director, Behavioral Health Services

232 2nd Ave S, Ste 201

Kent, WA 98032

Or Email:

Or Fax: 253-373-9441


Kent Youth and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Carina Raddatz

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