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Dyer County drug coalition seeking new coordinator

Saturday, December 29, 2012

As the Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County (PADD) seeks to prevent illegal drug abuse in the community, the organization is looking to fill the position of coalition coordinator to lead in the fight.

The coordinator's job description involves working with participating community members to develop a countywide work plan for substance abuse prevention.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box sits on the PADD board and hopes the coalition will show positive results in the community.

"Drug coalitions are an essential part in battling drug abuse in many counties," said Box. "And the Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County is a great asset to the community because drug enforcement alone can't solve the problem."

Christi Bane is the site director for Professional Care Services and is also a PADD board member. She is optimistic the coalition will continue to grow and make a difference within the community.

"We at Professional Care Services are very excited to be part of the anti-drug coalition here in the Dyersburg-Dyer County area," said Bane. "I have been part of the coalition from the beginning and I have seen great efforts by key leaders implementing and introducing this program to our community. At this point we need more support from our citizens and agencies to continue our mission. We ask that anyone interested in aiding our efforts to contact us. The committee is actively recruiting a coordinator position. This individual will be vital to the success of our program. I encourage anyone in the community with a strong sense of leadership, compassion and organization to apply."

The coordinator position is possible through a grant provided by the state of Tennessee and they will be supervised by the PADD board of directors. The position can be either full or part time depending on the candidate. And work hours can be anywhere between 24-40 hours per week.

The preferred qualifications for the position require a bachelor's degree in public administration, psychology, public health, education, social work, business or related field. A minimum of two years of relevant leadership experience in an agency providing prevention services in a community setting. Experience with alcohol, drug, and violence prevention strategies and community development is preferred. Plus, expertise with data collection, excellent communication skills and computer knowledge is essential. The job will also require travel.

The deadline for resumes has been extended until Jan. 8, 2013.

Send resumes to:

PADD Coalition

PO Box 471

Dyersburg, Tenn. 38024

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Obviously this is nothing more then some made up job for Box to fill with one of his buddies, I don't really care one way or the other, but what exactly do they do? I read the article and didn't see any specifics about what this organization does other than drive around and have meetings.

-- Posted by liveshere on Sun, Dec 30, 2012, at 10:19 AM

fed and state governments aren't the only ones growing are they?? ditto to liveshere!

-- Posted by closerlook on Sun, Dec 30, 2012, at 2:08 PM

The coalition wasn't started by Sheriff Box, but by a few employees of local business and concerned citizens that want to better the community. The coalition will focus on drug and alcohol prevention education for minors. The coalition could be a really good thing once it gets going, it's definitely needed in the area.

-- Posted by ChickenLady2013 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 4:43 PM

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