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Supervisor of Safe Schools


Under limited supervision coordinates and supervises the educational components of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program.  Coordinates and supervises programs, services and funds through the North Carolina Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.



Assures that mandated Safe and Drug Free Schools goals are met.

Supervises and evaluates Safe and Drug Free Schools staff.  Provides training with students, staff and support teams.

Ensures compliance with federal, local and state standards.

Supervises grant and system-wide Safe and Drug Free Schools programs.  Coordinates overall system-wide drug services.

Purchases materials for drug free programs.

Assures that all grade levels have appropriate alcohol/drug and violence prevention training and/or programs.

Meets with community agencies to develop programs and services to meet the needs of all students.  Provides ongoing and extensive consultation and outreach with community agencies.

Serves as a member of the district’s Crisis Team and Safe School’s team.

Performs other related work as required.



Master’s degree in counseling or a related field and 3 to 5 years experience working with school staff and students on substance abuse education, prevention, and intervention issues; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. 

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, statements, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, statements, etc. using prescribed formats.

Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including insurance, personnel and governmental terminology.

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

Requires the ability to talk and hear ideas by means of spoken word.  Must be able to communicate via telephone.



Thorough knowledge of state laws, school board policies and school system guidelines regarding substance abuse.

Considerable knowledge of the current legislation, literature, trends, methods, and developments in the area of substance abuse.

Considerable knowledge of outside agencies offering support and assistance with substance abuse.

General knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

General knowledge of the principles of organization and administration.

General knowledge of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Skill in counseling and motivating students.

Ability to develop effective substance abuse prevention programs.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs.

Ability to coordinate the efforts of support services personnel and outside agencies.

Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from them.

Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


REPORTS TO:     Associate Superintendent

FSLA STATUS:    Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.