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Prevention Specialist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Open Date 5/26/2023  
Close Date 6/26/2023  
Position Prevention Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
Req Number CAS-23-00012  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  

VCSB is looking for a Prevention Specialist! The Prevention Specialist will plan and implement substance misuse prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion strategies, guided by the Prevention Services Department’s approved action plan and facilitate positive community and peer relations.


  • Sign-on bonus of $1,500.00 included with the first paycheck.
  • Health insurance as low as $20.00 per month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Actively participates in select coalitions and community groups relevant to prevention services; works with subcommittees and relevant work groups as needed.
  • Develops and maintains effective communication and productive working relationships with community partners that advance the goal of preventing substance misuse and suicide or promote mental health awareness.
  • Serves as the representative of VCSB’s Prevention Services Department at community events.
  • Schedules a minimum of one post per week on VCSB’s social media accounts to provide information on relevant prevention information, awareness months, and local community events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered qualified for the position:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education,
  • Successful completion of a thorough background check, and
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
Position Requirements  
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Requirements  

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