Addiction & Recovery Coordinator

Public Safety · Juneau, Alaska
Department Public Safety
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $65, 129 - $71,584

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Addiction & Recovery Coordinator


INFORMATION
Job Class: Coordinator 
Department: Public Safety

Type of Position: Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 10/11 DOE

Prepared by: S. Boone/J. Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 4.1.2021


PURPOSE
The Public Safety Addiction & Recovery Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the development, implementation, and oversight of the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Opioid Overdose Response project. The incumbent will provide in-person and virtual outreach and training resources to first responders and Tribal citizens in compact and VPSO communities of Southeast Alaska related to opioid exposure, overdose, response, and recovery referrals. The Coordinator will track data and prepare reports that reflect the trends of opioid addiction, response, and referrals in Southeast Alaska communities.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To: Public Safety Manager
Supervises: Administrative Assistant
Liaison To: Drug abuse and addiction healthcare providers, councilors, working groups, and emergency responders


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Coordination of the SAMSHA grant and completion of related evaluations and reports
• Identify gaps in current opioid education, referral, and response services; draft/implement solution to service gaps
• Develop addiction treatment and recovery program referral documents and procedures for first responder use
• Participate in/or form a Village Advisory Stakeholder group that can review and advise on the activities and progress of the SAMSHA grant
• Establish clinical oversight and consultation with Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium related to first responder protocols and follow-up
• Create a community and regional specific education, addiction & recovery referral plan that includes a resource list for clients as well as progress and follow-up data collection and reporting
• Educate and train individuals in opioid contact safety, overdose awareness and response, as well as Alaska Good Samaritan Law and Liability Protection during reporting and response
• Promote opioid overdose intervention services and/or referrals to individuals in need
• Educate healthcare providers and other staff regarding overdose dangers and encourage them to provide treatment and recovery resources to overdose victims and/or families
• Train VPSOs to administer opioid antagonist to individual victims experiencing opioid overdose
• Create a 4-year operational plan utilizing a BH disparities model that includes post-grant sustainability
• Adjust and refine the program model as needed
• Monitor project related budgets; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program
• Other duties as assigned


DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: $5,000
Other Authority: N/A

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of applicable tribal, county, state, federal, and other regulations
• Knowledge in working with grants
• Knowledge of the actions of opiates in the human body
• Knowledge in emergency response as related to respiratory arrest
• Knowledge in the Incident Command System
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Exceptional professional report writing and documentation
• Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel
• Ability to type at least 50 wpm
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations and tribal communities
• Must be certified within 1 year as an AHA/Medic First Aid, First Aid/CPR Instructor
• Naloxone administration trainer course completed within 3 months of hire


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associate Degree in closely related field
• Two years related work experience
• Two years of supervisor and/or trainer experience

Substitution
• High School Diploma
• Four years’ related experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• AHA/Medic First Aid, First Aid/CPR Instructor Certified
• Associate Degree in Public Health, Addiction, or Public Safety
• 4 or more years of work experience related to addiction, recovery, and drug overdose
• 5 or more years teaching First Aid/CPR/AED or other related courses
• Currently trained in the administration of an opioid antagonist


UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Public Safety
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $65, 129 - $71,584