Working under the direct supervision of the Pulaski County Health Officer, this employee will assist in implementing school wellness policies, including a comprehensive strategy to address substance misuse in Pulaski County public schools. This position will be responsible for assessing, designing, coordinating, and implementing substance-use prevention programs and initiatives for schools in Pulaski County, Indiana.
This is a 35-hours-per-week, non-exempt position beginning on or after 1 January 2024; the Pulaski County Council has established the 2024 starting wage for this position at $24.86 per hour (approximately $45,245/year). Pulaski County is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a full suite of fringe benefits to full-time employees.
Application materials should be submitted to Edwina Guffey, Health Department administrator–sanitarian, no later than 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, 15 December 2023; the Pulaski County Application for Employment can be found online here. In addition to the completed application, interested persons should also submit a cover letter addressed to County Health Officer Dr. Rex Allman and a résumé. Application materials can be submitted electronically via the “Apply” button, below; delivered in person to the Health Department office, room 205 of the Pulaski County Annex, located at the address below; or mailed to the Health Department at this address.
The following is a partial list of position responsibilities and expectations; the full job description can be reviewed here.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of Position:
- Creates, plans, and manages overall activities of evidence-based prevention programs, education, and initiatives to meet Pulaski County’s goals for the prevention of substance misuse, in alignment with the Health Department’s Core Public Health Services.
- Plans and coordinates training for community leaders, teachers, counselors, and community organizations to teach best practices and methods for the prevention of substance misuse.
- Collects data on current substance use trends and related services in the schools, the success of currently existing programs and practices, and reports these to local, State/Federal, and funding agencies as required.
- Serves as the Coordinator for the Local Coordinating Council, a coalition that addresses substance misuse in the community.
- Maintains and oversees program budget; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
|Pulaski County Health Department
|Pulaski County East Annex, 125 South Riverside Drive, Winamac, and local school campuses
|School Liaison Officer
|Required: Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, education, community organization, or related field; preferred: Master’s degree in nursing, social work, counseling, education, community organization, or related field
|Edwina Guffey, Administrator–Sanitarian