SUPS Program Lead

Alum Rock Counseling Center - San Jose, CA

30+ days ago


The SUPS Program Lead will conduct outreach to community groups for substance use prevention services presentations. This position will provide support for the Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) program supporting the day to day operations of the program. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with community groups to provide presentations on substance use prevention services as well as supporting the Associate Director in program operations, direction and ensuring outcomes are being met. This position must work well with children, adults, seniors and veterans, and be able to access substance use prevention materials and services to these populations. Services are provided at ARCC offices, school sites, community centers, and other off-site locations as required.


1. Conduct outreach to community groups in diverse areas, schools and community forums to engage in Substance Use Prevention Services presentations.

2. Support team members in accessing community resources for a diverse population of clients, including, but not limited to, children, adults, seniors, veterans and LGBTQ clients.

3. Facilitate check in meetings with SUPS Counselor 1’s to monitor progress and goals towards grant completion.

4. Work closely with the CSU Associate Director to manage program goals, statistics, and completion of program outcomes.

5. Administer, collect, and compile evaluation data as required by program grants and funding sources.

6. Assist in the execution of the SUPS program contract and support program staff in meeting requirements.

7. Provide substance use prevention services and strategies to children, families, adults, veterans, seniors, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ), and other communities.

8. Implement Botvin Life Skills Trainings to elementary and middle school aged clients.

9. Dissemination of activities and curriculum at community events, school events, fairs and other outreach forums.

10. Maintain knowledge of resources and programs available throughout Santa Clara County to engage clients in substance use prevention, including presentations in schools and community locations.

11. Maintain documentation and appropriate files and complete required paperwork including intake, needs assessments, service plans, case notes, performance outcome forms, etc. within expected timeframes.

12. Provide accurate documentation based on the needs and requirements of ARCC and the program.

13. Provide referrals and recourses as needed. Monitor ongoing progress.

14. Attend weekly meetings, weekly case conferencing, and trainings necessary for professional development and as required for the agency and its funding sources.

15. Understand and adhere to the laws governing child abuse, dependent adult and elder abuse reporting laws.

16. Provide monthly reports and numerical data as requested.

17. Administer and gather data on evaluation surveys as required by contracts.

18. Perform other duties assigned by supervisor for the benefit of the agency and children and families served in the program.


· Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Sociology from an accredited college or university.

· Minimum two years of experience working with children, youth, and families, preferably in a community-based setting.

· Minimum two years of experience managing volunteers or program staff or leading teams.

· Ability to establish priorities, and lead a team to successfully meet service delivery goals and client outcomes.

· Have excellent outreach and resourcing skills that will support staff in accessing community activities and resources for families, children, adults, seniors, veterans and LGBTQ communities.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills; ability to make presentations and represent the agency professionally in a variety of settings.

· Experience working in child abuse and neglect prevention settings.

· Experience working with a wide variety of clients ages and their families from diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds.

· Strong knowledge of community programs and services available to meet the needs of children and families.

· Bilingual Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English desirable.

· Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

· Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time


  • managing volunteers: 2 years (Required)
  • Leading teams/programs: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Vietnamese (Required)
  • Spanish (Required)