UnityPoint Health

Prevention Specialist

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
1095 N Center Point Rd
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Spec Care /Child Protection
Scheduled Hours/Shift
20 hours/week between 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits



 Provides a school-based child abuse prevention program that gives children the knowledge and skills to decrease their risk for abuse and encourages those who have been victims to report the abuse.  Ensures that the material presented is in alignment with best practices in the field. Works closely with school staff to ensure success of the program.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

% of Time

Community Education

·        Works with school staff in Linn county (and surrounding counties) to schedule Safetouch presentations, answer questions, and distribute materials.

·        Conducts Safetouch presentations throughout the school year for children in pre-school through fifth grade.

·        Provides an evaluation tool of Safetouch to school staff and makes program adjustments as needed based on feedback received.

·        Coordinates child abuse prevention month activities for the Child Protection Center and works with community partners to increase child abuse awareness.


Professional Development

·        Engages in professional development activities that will improve skills, shares information with colleagues, and utilizes newly acquired knowledge to enhance services provided.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.




Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized






Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences.








Prefer one year of experience in the child abuse field.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.








Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browers.









Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other locations.




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