NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Full Job Description
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.
Relay is an initiative providing peer support to individuals transported to hospital emergency departments (EDs) following a non-fatal opioid overdose. Wellness Advocates visit patients in the ED to provide immediate support and overdose prevention training following an overdose and offer ongoing support and linkage to care for three months following hospital discharge.
Reporting to the Relay Director, the Assistant Director will:
Provide direct clinical, administrative and data driven supervision, professional development support and performance review to a team of Wellness Advocate Supervisors (trained social workers) in their role supporting Wellness Advocates and their work with participants following a nonfatal opioid overdose.
Provide leadership to the Wellness Advocate Supervisors in the execution of the program’s evaluation protocols, including the development, coordination and monitoring of a data quality assurance plan.
Liaise with Bureau Evaluation Team to provide feedback on Maven issues and coordinate on data quality improvement.
Liaise with partner research institute to implement a randomized control trial at 4 Relay sites to evaluate the impact of the program on preventing subsequent opioid-related events. Coordinate with the Senior Research Coordinator to implement the study, train staff, and ensure smooth communication and program delivery.
Participate in quality assistance activities including case reviews, utilizing the program’s database, Maven, to monitor Wellness Advocates’ cases to maintain quality decision making and data entry. Ensure timely and accurate data entry completion, continuity of care, and implementing CTI fidelity. Ensure Wellness Advocate Supervisors review work completed by Wellness Advocates in Maven using Relay policies to guide their review, staying consistent with the program’s evaluation plan.
Regularly creates and runs reports to assess program effectiveness and fidelity to model. Creates, implements and monitors program improvement plans.
Provide direct supervision to the Relay Trainer, who will conduct new-hire and ongoing trainings for Wellness Advocates responding to non-fatal overdoses.
Ensure that client-based services are being provided, based in the principles of harm reduction, and that participant-centered referrals are being made. Provide guidance in their implementation.
As part of Relay’s leadership team, engage in short and long-term program planning and development that promotes Relay’s goals.
Identify and disseminate clinical best practices and innovation in community mental health & substance use treatment.
Seek to work with Bureau partners to increase the access of effective treatment and support service linkages for Relay participants.
Support program expansion at new hospitals through program planning and implementation with ED leadership, as well as through the planning and scheduling of ongoing ED staff trainings.
Review resumes, screen and interview candidates, hire and help to orient all full and part time Relay staff.
Supervise the development of protocols, program materials, and presentations for program activities.
Assess all clinical Relay work activities and make recommendations to changes as needed.
Work collaboratively with other Relay and BADUPCT staff to support the goals and mission of the program and agency.
As needed, liaise with other City agencies and manage external affairs.
As needed, outreach and participation in public events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Experience working with and/or supervising peers.
**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.
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.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html.
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
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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.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program
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.
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