(405) 601-2691 | 11 Burton Pl., Edmond, OK 73013


School Program Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities
• Carry out Peaceful Family Oklahoma’s SAMHSA-developed, age-appropriate, peer-to-peer, evidence-based program with children, guardians, and their families to help them heal from family addiction, primarily in K-12 public schools in a 3-day or 6-week format.
• Build and nurture one-on-one relationship with participants, school personnel and partner organizations.
• Gather data during programming and input/organize data for team review and referrals.
• Fulfill all pre-and-post program functions and duties.
• Gather and update school contact information regularly to keep accurate records in an ever-changing field.

Qualifications, Required Skills/Knowledge and Personal Qualities
• Committed advocate for children’s safety and well-being, able to contribute to the creation of a safe environment that values children’s voices and experiences
• Bachelor’s degree Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field required.
• Knowledge of practices working with families who have experienced trauma and experience in public school settings preferred.
• Commitment to high ethical standards, compassionate and non-judgmental care for parents and guardians living in recovery, and treating all participants with dignity and respect.
• Working knowledge of child development, age-and-developmentally-relevant therapeutic interventions and counseling approaches.
• Strong judgment and ability to evaluate and adjust based upon needs and safety of participants.
• Strong verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport.
• Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, open personal qualities.
• Ability to effectively collaborate and connect in a wide range of environments, engaging with families and communities from diverse cultural backgrounds while respecting and valuing their unique experiences.
• Comfortable with displaying, expressing, and owning feelings.
• Commitment to maintaining program confidentiality.
• Ability to maintain clear professional, ethical boundaries between self and program participants.
• Ability to maintain a nontraditional schedule with great flexibility, including some weekends and evenings.
• Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and willingness to drive PFO 15-passenger van.
• Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred.
• Background check required.

Supervisory Relationships
• Reports to Executive Director.
• Schedules and works in partnership with Program Director, School Program Coordinator, program specialists and volunteers.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
In the course of performing this work, staff will spend time sitting, standing, speaking and listening. Must regularly lift and or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Must have the dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment. The employee will work in a smoke-free environment; noise level is quiet to moderate while in office without programs. The noise level when program is in session varies from moderate to loud; frequent chaotic situations will occur, characteristic of working with children. May come into contact with childhood diseases and blood on occasion.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Cell phone and data package is required for this position. Cell phone stipend provided.

Peaceful Family Oklahoma is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Salary and Benefits
Part-time, hourly at approximately 20 hours/week during school year. Hourly compensation $24/hour or commensurate to experience.

To apply
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Taylor Vogel, School Program Coordinator