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Peer Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment - 349305

Company: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: New York
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE Job Posting Notice Job Details Job ID: 349305 # of Positions: 1 Business Title: Peer Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment Civil Service Title: Title Code No: Level: 51001 02 SPECIAL CONSULTANT (MENTAL HEA Title Classification: Competitive Job Category: Health Proposed Salary Range: $ 66,446.00 - $ 76,413.00 (Annual) Career Level: Experienced (non-manager) Work Location: 42-09 28th Street Division/Work Unit: Alcohol, Drug Prev & Treatment Job Description ****TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL CANDIDATES MUST FILE FOR THE UPCOMING CIVIL SERVICE EXAM, SPECIAL CONSULTANT (MHSS) - EXAM NO. 8048 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (THE APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS ON 6/6/2018 - JULY 31, 2018).-- ALL CANDIDATES FILING FOR THE EXAM MUST OBTAIN A PASSING SCORE OF 70 AND ABOVE AND BE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST ONCE ITS ESTABLISHED OR MUST BE ALREADY PERMANENT IN THE SPECIAL CONSULTANT (MHSS) TITLE.-- CANDIDATES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EXAM AND APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE VISIT THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES WEBSITE. The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers through contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration. Job Description: The Criminal Justice Peer Coordinator will work with contracted providers and those funded by OASAS to provide technical assistance to improve services to substance users with involvement with the criminal justice system. The coordinator will also be assigned to special projects including criminal justice diversion and other related projects as assigned. Under direction from the supervisor, the Criminal Justice Peer Coordinator will provide consultative and technical assistance to designated providers and programs by performing the following tasks: Evaluate best practices that result in improved outcomes for substance users with frequent contact with law enforcement for low-level substance use-related offenses. Develop and implement strategies that disseminate best practices to providers of diversion and other substance use-related services with specific emphasis on peer-driven interventions. Develop an advisory group comprised of key stakeholders to advice on the training needs based on program evaluation outcomes for providers working in law enforcement diversion. Create and facilitate interactive "learning communities" around best practices in peer-driven services and criminal justice interventions. Attend meetings and take notes to track decisions and next steps. Create and update guidance documents and toolkits to assist providers in implementing peer-driven services in law enforcement and other service modalities for city contracted substance use program providers. Collect and tabulate statistics and performance indicators. Write concise summaries of activities and findings. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qual Requirements A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and either: 1. A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university in the school of social work, or 60 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in social work, psychology, health, rehabilitation, public health, psychiatric nursing or special education; plus one year of full-time, satisfactory experience providing direct care in a social, psychiatric, health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities or substance abuse/chemical dependency/alcoholism agency or in the administration of a program providing direct care as described above, or as a consultant on program planning or evaluation for such services; or 2. A Master's degree of at least 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, special education, psychiatric nursing, counseling, human services, health, rehabilitation, public administration, or business administration; plus two years of experience as described in "1" above; or 3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience. Candidates without either a Master's degree as described in "1" or "2" above or at least 60 graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" above, must have at least: a) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and one year of actual experience as described in "1" above; plus b) a satisfactory combination of: (i) graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" and "2" above; and/or (ii) additional experience as described in "1" above, to equal 60 graduate semester credits or 2 years of experience.-- Graduate semester credits from an accredited university may be substituted for the experience in qualification "3 b)" only, on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits for each year of experience. Experience may be substituted for graduate semester credits in qualification "3 b)" only, on the basis of one year of experience for each 30 graduate semester credits. NOTE: For assignment to Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the above qualification requirements, all candidates must have one additional year of experience as described in "1" above. Preferred Skills --Experience with the criminal justice system and peer-driven interventions. Experience with the social service system in NYC with specific emphasis on mental health and substance use --Ability to work independently and as part of a team --Possess excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills --Detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills --Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment --Proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio. Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES: Please note:-- If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver's license.-- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.-- Current Resume---- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone) Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting's "Minimum Qualification Requirements" section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses. If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.---- By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card. **LOAN FORGIVENESS The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program's other requirements.-- Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 349305. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. POSTING DATE: 06/26/2018 POST UNTIL: 10/24/2018 The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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