Treatment Initiatives Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment - 329635
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.
The Treatment Initiatives Coordinator will coordinate implementation and evaluation of activities related to new initiatives and quality improvement (QI) projects in partnership with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs in NYC. Example initiatives include: expansion of medication assisted treatment for adolescents and transition age youth with opioid use disorders, integration of tobacco treatment services into SUD treatment; and piloting of outcome measures at SUD programs. The Treatment Initiatives Coordinator will also assist with the development and innovation of treatment and financing policy as related to the behavioral health Medicaid Redesign in New York State. The Coordinator will manage projects, coordinate QI initiatives, review treatment models and policy, support data collection and assist with evaluation of new initiatives and QI projects.
Under direction from the Director of Care Innovation and Quality Improvement, the Treatment Initiatives Coordinator will have wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative to perform the following tasks:
- Support continuing implementation of expansion of opioid treatment for adolescents and transitional-aged youth and other innovation projects to improve service delivery operations.
- Research and critically evaluate innovative care models for opioid treatment for adolescents and transitional-aged youth and other initiatives as assigned; summarize scientific findings and disseminate to staff and providers.
- Assist with the development, review and innovation of treatment and financing policy as related to the behavioral health Medicaid Redesign in New York State.
- Support data collection and assist with evaluation of new initiatives and QI projects.
- Serve as a liaison and support provider learning collaborative with project partners and community groups.
- Participate in cross divisional and/or intergovernmental workgroups as assigned.
- Provide technical assistance and support QI initiatives for providers to adapt and implement best practices, including integration of tobacco cessation services into SUD treatment and other best practices.
- Assist with preparation of budgets and track project spending.
- Track grant deliverables and prepare reports.
- Work closely and coordinate with other units in BADUPCT.
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.
--S/he will have clinical training and experience. Will also have some experience in public health
--Possess some knowledge of alcohol and substance use, particularly knowledge of the drug and alcohol use treatment system
--Knowledge of youth services a plus
--Some experience with quantitative/qualitative data, including the ability to read, interpret and synthesize epidemiologic and other scientific literature
--Ability to work independently and as part of a team
--Possess excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills
--The candidate will also be 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.
**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.
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:
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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.
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.