The Washington County Family YMCA, in partnership with Hoosier Uplands and the Washington County Drug-Free Coalition is now hiring for a full-time Prevention Coordinator for Washington County. 

The job opportunity is a result of a grant award from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration/ Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). 

This full-time Prevention Coordinator will serve Washington County to increase community readiness, develop capacity, and implement strategies to address youth substance use and mental health promotion. The coordinator will work within the guidelines of the CRSSA/ARP Community Readiness, Capacity Building, and Planning for Substance Misuse Prevention Grant. The grant currently runs through June 30 of 2023, with a renewal option through reapplication and a new proposal based upon DMHA funding, applicant, performance, outcomes, and compliance with guidelines within the contract.

“We are overjoyed at the opportunity to serve the needs of our community through the addition of a Prevention Coordinator and blessed to have the partnership of Hoosier Uplands to guide us through the process. I expect the new coordinator to work closely with schools, churches, civic groups, clubs, law enforcement, and anyone who interacts with youth or another high risk, health disparate, or vulnerable populations in our community,” shares Kristy Purlee, CEO of the Washington County Family YMCA.      

“The ideal candidate will be someone who is compassionate to the impacts of substance use and misuse in our community, is able to work independently, is organized and methodical, has strong written and verbal communication skills, and has to experience in education or health.  An added plus for anyone who has worked on a state grant-funded program in the past, as there are required training, meetings, and reporting guidelines.”

Interested candidates should view the job description at wcfymca.org, and should send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to kristy@wcfymca.org

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  The YMCA relies on the time, talents, and treasures of the community to offer valuable programs and services.  For more information on how YOU can impact our community, or to learn more about how to give, contact CEO Kristy Purlee at their location at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167 or Kristy@wcfymca.org