Family and Youth Initiatives (FYI) in Chaffee County is expanding its team to carry out its mission for health and safety in Chaffee County.

As a division within Chaffee County’s Department of Human Services, FYI is dedicated to outreach, prevention and providing resources to improve the health of families and children throughout the county.

Recently, FYI was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to reduce youth alcohol-impaired driving in Chaffee County.

A branch of FYI, Communities that Care (CTC), specifically deals with youth substance abuse in Chaffee County.

“This incredible grant opportunity will expand our local CTC reach,” said Liz Sielatycki, facilitator for CTC. “This will help us implement some of the activities we are laying out in our community action plan.”

The Community Prevention Specialist will be tasked with working to reduce the availability of substances for youth in Chaffee County. The Community Prevention Specialist will also be expected to support and implement strategies developed by FYI and CTC.

“This position requires an organized and dynamic individual with a working knowledge of law enforcement, the justice system and at-risk youth populations,” reads the Community Prevention Specialist job description. “This position requires good time management skills and the ability to multi-task. The position will support overall goals and objectives for FYI programs and support programming as needed.”

Sielatycki encourages interested individuals to send their resume, cover letter, three professional references and the completed job application to sbarron@chaffeecounty.org.

At least one of the references must be from a former supervisor. You can obtain a copy of the position application and complete job description by emailing Sielatycki at Lsielatycki@chaffeecounty.org.