West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation
Community Anti-Drug Coalition
Job Title: Faith-Based Community Coordinator
Department: Business / Community Development
Supervisor: Director, Market Research and Community Development
Position Status: Independent Contractor, 40 hours per week, $19 per hour
Job Summary / Scope of Responsibility:
Responsible for serving as the point of contact in the Faith Community for establishing recovery programs, providing educational presentations, and facilitating communication and coordinator of substance abuse treatment, recovery services, and mental health services to individuals who will benefit from referral and linkage to treatment and recovery services.
Essential Job Functions:
Direct and participate in the planning and implementation of the Faith-Based Initiative strategies by recruiting Faith-Based Organizations to become Certified Recovery Congregations.
Increase access points to evidence-based treatment, recovery support, and mental health programs to individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Coordinate with community, Faith-Based Organizations, Certified Recovery Congregations, and Project Lifeline to increase the availability of evidence-based recovery programs such as, but not limited to, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Medial Assisted Recovery Anonymous.
Collaborate with state and recovery court system, substance abuse prevention coalitions, Project Lifeline, Regional Overdose Prevention Program, to engage individuals into evidence-based programs.
Deliver presentations to civic groups, community, and Faith-Based Organizations on stigma associated with substance abuse and addiction.
Coordinate with community, Faith-Based Organizations, Certified Recovery Congregations, and Project Lifeline on regional trainings.
Work with Faith-Based Recovery Coalitions to develop project’s strategies.
Work with Director of Faith-Based Initiatives to develop reported processes that provide for tracking of Project Lifeline accomplishments and barriers.
Other tasks as deemed necessary.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, OR equivalent work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience in program management preferred
Must be able to obtain Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Certification
At least 2 year of experience in the area of substance abuse and/or mental health
Must have documented progressive work leadership experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge and understanding of populations affected by substance abuse and mental health stigma
Knowledge of evidence-based recovery support models
Familiarity with evidence-based treatment models
Familiarity with diverse faith-based community
Good writing, public speaking, planning, budgeting, and personal management abilities
Must value cultural differences, work independently, and motivate others
Periodic overnight travel in state is required
Standard office requirements