- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Time Management
- Data Collection
- Communication Skills
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that is causing devastation throughout society. With a grant that will fund the HEALing Communities Study (HCS), we will generate evidence about how tools for preventing and treating opiod addiction are most effective at a local level. This NIDA-funded multi-site implementation research study will test the impact of an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings in 16 New York State highly affected counties. The goal is to prevent and treat opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) and reduce opioid related deaths by 40 percent over three years.
The Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene Counties is seeking public health professionals to fill two positions for our Technical Assistance Coordinator position and The Community Engagement Facilitator. These positions are full-time 35 hours per week. The Technical Assistance Coordinator will work directly with the Community-Engagement Facilitator to guide organizations and encourage implementation of training's to support evidence-based practice efforts within the HCS. This role will provide direct support when developing organizational champions and troubleshoot implementation of Evidence Based Interventions at the county level. The CE Facilitator will work directly with a local community coalition and support them in 1) assessing community priorities, strengths, and needs related to opioid overdose; and 2) facilitating the creation of a community action plan that reflects stakeholder priorities and expertise. The CE Facilitator will work closely with study investigators and community partners to facilitate the implementation of the community action plan in both community and clinical settings. The CE Facilitator will be the primary point of contact for community coalitions and clinical partners, and will facilitate strong working relationships with the study team.
Responsibilities for the Technical Assistance Coordinator are as follows:
In collaboration with the HCS Project Manager and CE Facilitator, working with local organizations and stakeholders to facilitate necessary training and technical assistance for selected evidence-based practices.
Provide ongoing support and technical assistance to communities to ensure fidelity to chosen interventions.
Reinforce messaging around using evidence-based practices for OUD and supports tailoring the EBP to the population.
Ability to explain quality improvement methodology and the importance of data collection for the success of EBP implementation.
Assist clinical partners and other relevant organizations in implementing the Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) plan.
Develop organizational champions and troubleshoot implementation of HCS at the County Level.
Maintain information on local training resources, including state-level programs, and funding resources.
Develop relationships with local, state and national training resource facilitators.
Handle requests from HCS organizations and leadership for training's and coordinate training logistics.
Document all training and TA activities conducted in a format developed by the study team and provide reports as requested.
Responsibilities for the Community Engagement Facilitator are as follows:
Serve as main liaison between coalition leader, coalition members, clinical experts, various study staff, and all other appropriate stakeholders.
Develop and maintain relationships with community coalitions and agencies/organizations within the community (healthcare, justice, grassroots and behavioral health in alignment with CTH principles).
Work closely with study and community partners to promote a community engaged process that supports local decision making.
Lead the process of creating a Community Profile to document community strengths, priorities, and needs.
Participate in the development of an Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) plan by assisting coalition members in choosing from a menu of evidence-based interventions.
Assist with the articulation of strategies for accomplishing HCS activities and tasks.
Identify and navigate local and study-wide power dynamics to ensure community voices are at the table by supporting efforts to obtain input from sectors not represented within the coalition.
Continually seek community input about priorities, needs, values supporting team study aims.
Identify and troubleshoot implementation barriers including regulatory, data collection and reporting and supporting advocacy for regulatory changes to support HCS model sustainability in evidence-based practices.
Assist with the preparation of reports and presentations as required by the HCS Research team and/or funder.
Please apply with resume and cover letter specifying which role you are interested in.
Candidate must have a Bachelors in social science, social work, public health or other human services or equivalent experience. Masters Degree preferred. With 2-3 years of related experience, prior experience in field of addiction and substance use disorders encouraged, and experience with evaluation and qualitative data collection a plus. The Community Engagement Facilitator candidate will possess several of the following key competencies that fall under eight primary training domains: Relationship Development and Collaboration; Coordination and Monitoring; Outreach and Engagement; Planning and Implementation; Training and Technical Assistance; Communications; Assessment and Data Collection; and Continuous Process and Quality Improvement. Our ideal candidates will have professional verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally and effectively. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment participating independently as well as an active team member depending on needs. This individual will have time management skills with the ability to prioritize and schedule daily activities efficiently. Problem solving skills and be highly organized with the ability to multi-task and/or handle projects concurrently is a must.
All offers are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete the background checks.
As an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other protected classification.
Medical, Dental, Life Benefit. Pension (employer contribution) plus Voluntary Vision, Life, AFLAC, Concierge Medical, 403(b), EAP, generous sick, vacation, personal time, paid holidays and more!