Substance Awareness Coordinator - Leave Replacement

Mercer County Special Services | Hamilton, NJ

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Posted Date 6/12/2019
Expiration Date6/19/2019

TITLE           Substance Awareness Coordinator - Leave Replacement



The position shall require a certificate as a school social worker, school psychologist, or guidance counselor and substance awareness coordinator, issued by the State Board of Examiners under rules and regulations prescribed by the State Board of Education.  This position requires the medical and physical capacity to perform the major responsibilities.



School Principal and Supervisor as designated by the Superintendent.  His/her performance shall be evaluated in a manner consistent with policies and procedures of the Board of Education.



Appointment shall be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent.  Tenure shall be granted in accordance with the State mandates.



The salary for this position shall be consistent with the terms and conditions of employment as set for the in the contract between the Board of Education and the Mercer County Special Services Education and Therapeutic Association.



The Substance Awareness Coordinator provides leadership in the area of substance awareness and serves as the coordinator of the programs in the District.  The person acts as consultant to classroom teachers, administrators, staff and parents.  The Substance Awareness Coordinator specializes in providing appropriate intervention aimed at preventing and ameliorating personal and environmental problems of the child.  The person exhibits an understanding of the impact of all facets of life upon the learning of each child.



In order to fulfill his/her responsibilities, the substance awareness coordinator shall:


  1. Serve as consultant to classroom teachers, administrators, and staff regarding social, behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors which affect the student's learning and behavior.
  2. Refer parents and students to appropriate community agencies which provide services to students.
  3. Serve as liaison between school and community agencies which provide services to students.
  4. Provide counseling to students and families on an individual and/or group basis.
  5. Identify high risk students in every school.
  6. Organize and lead parent group meetings.
  7. Conduct inservice training for staff.
  8. Serve as a coordinator of core teams.
  9. Provide leadership in the development, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive chemical health education curriculum.
  10. Maintain confidential records in accordance with existing laws and statutes.
  11. Assist in identifying program needs and the annual review of policies and procedures.
  12. Maintain a continuing review of statutes and codes related to drug and alcohol programming.
  13. Exhibit respect and support for and adherence to goals, objectives, policies and procedures approved by the Board of Education.
  14. Share in the upholding and enforcing of school rules, administrative regulations, and the policies of the Board of Education.
  15. Perform additional duties to those specified at the request of the Superintendent or his/her designee.


The Mercer County Special Services School District guarantees equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, color, age, creed, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, nationality or sex.



External and internal applicants, as well as employees who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions listed on this job description either unaided or with reasonable accommodation.  The Mercer County Special Services School District shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law, in the event such a determination becomes necessary.


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