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Prevention Specilaist

Two "Prevention Specialist” job opportunities available with the Granite School District.   Schools in the District identify students who are chronically absent and set up “intervention meetings” with the (attendance) Prevention Specialist. The meetings can be one-on-one: meaning the attendance specialist, the parent, the student, and a school representative; or it can be a group of parents with their students and a school representative. We identify what the issues are that are negatively impacting the students’ regular attendance and then give the student and his/her parents local resource options to help them. Occasionally, time permitting, we do some the intervention ourselves. Therefore, the job is uniquely suited to social workers.

The pay is around $24.00 per hour to start, depending on experience and education, and the job hours are flexible, up to 29 hours per week, but usually less than that.

The applicant must be responsible in terms of doing what the job requires and being where they are supposed to be. They must be effective in working with people and their issues…and making referrals to community resources.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly before the posting is closed.

Getting to the application site can be a little confusing. See the following instructions:

  • Go to (graniteschools.org)
  • Click on “Employment”
  • Click on the big blue tab which says “Apply for Employment”
  • Next to “vacancies”, find and click on “location”
  • Find and click on “Prevention and Student Placement”
  • Of the four positions open, find and click on “Prevention Specialist”.
  • Find the red button on the far right that says “Apply” and click on it

If applicants have any difficulty navigating this process, they can call Debbie Allen (dallen@graniteschools.org) who works in the Prevention and Student Placement office (385-646-4387).

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Last Updated: 11/17/22