School Based Wellness Center Youth Prevention Specialist
The Humboldt IPA
Job description

The Youth Prevention Specialist works closely with the School Based Health Center Program Director and school administrators to ensure operation procedures are established and maintained for the Student Wellness Center. The Youth Prevention Specialist provides assistance to students and families accessing resources from The Humboldt IPA Wellness Centers. This position requires an individual to live in Humboldt County and travel to multiple school sites each day.


  • Assist in the day to day activities as necessary to ensure wellness center operations are performing as expected
  • Assist in data analysis to support the wellness centers. Maintains data to support goals and objectives
  • Able to advocate student needs related to health issues, infrastructure, and programs
  • Assists in the enrollment process for all students
  • Develops goals in partnership with students and families to support the wellbeing of the entire household
  • Refer students/families to community resources as necessary
  • Complete SDOH Screenings and Bright Futures screenings as necessary to develop goals with reoccurring students
  • Provides assistance to school site administrators, teachers, and staff
  • Complete home visits with students and families as needed
  • Assist with and participate in activities to support health promotion in the classroom including empowerment groups, and other events
  • Participate in activities to support enrollment in wellness center services, such as new student orientation, welcome back events, Back to School Night, Open House, etc.
  • Initial outreach to parents/student upon enrollment, welcome, very demographics
  • Provision in monitoring wellness center supply inventory system to ensure necessary supplies such as laundry soap, clothing, snacks, toiletries, etc.
  • Document 1:1 school site sessions, or home visits in ECW or other platforms as applicable.
  • Data entry
  • Answer, refer and/or follow-up via telephone, fax, email and mail with parents questions related to the program and specific needs of the students and families
  • Keep up to date with current community recourses available for students and parents
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Project coordination experience; working on projects across organizations preferred
  • Experience in a professional environment and structure
  • Present a professional image at all times in public and within a work setting
  • Experience working with children, adolescents and young adults
  • Knowledge of the community and school’s populations culture
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to be a self-starter, quick learner, prioritize effectively, organize workload, meet deadlines, be flexible, pay attention to detail, work independently and function effectively as part of a team
  • Experience with working across organizations and/or stakeholders
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,
  • Compassion, patience, flexibility, curiosity, initiative and accountability

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