Strategic Prevention Framework RX Coordinator

Job Description

Position Title:     SPF-Rx Coordinator

Reports to:          Pine River-Backus Family Center, Director

Location:             Pine River, MN

 

Education and Qualifications:

  • Community organizing, leadership experience

  • Two years' experience delivering prevention programs, strategies

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or a related field

  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle

The Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of a community-based prevention strategic plan aimed at preventing and reducing prescription drug misuse and abuse; raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications; work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of over prescribing; raise awareness and bring prescription drug abuse prevention activities and education to schools, communities, parents, prescribers, and their patients and reduce overdose-related morbidity and deaths through the application of primary prevention services focused on prescription drug misuse within the selected Cass County communities.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

Assessment:

Conduct a thorough community assessment to ensure data-driven decision making which will include:

  • Identifying potential high-risk/disparate populations, collecting and analyzing epidemiological data for these populations, and creating a local epidemiological profile 

  • Assessing community readiness, external factors, and potential barriers to success 

  • Creating a baseline inventory of community programs, resources, and services, and analyzing the service gaps

Capacity Building:

  • Identify additional key community members as part of assessing readiness/need, assuring diversity in community participation.

  • Obtain Substance Abuse Specialist (SAPS) certification at the first level within the first year of employment. 

  • Attend quarterly grantee meetings in St. Paul and other meetings as assigned. 

  • Identify, organize, and gaining support of policy makers in order to develop and influence prevention policies and cultural and social norms. 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with media as a credible resource in order to develop public support for effective prevention policy.

  • Attend all CADCA conferences and all other training events as outlined by the grant contract. 

  • Facilitate meetings.

Planning:

Working with the local coalition, develop a comprehensive strategic plan with goals, objectives, and evidence-based strategies and an evaluation plan, both of which focus on sustaining community collaboration, reducing health disparities, and increasing access to prevention services for the identified priorities. 

Implementation:

Implement the strategic and evaluation plans, monitoring and collecting data and making strategy adjustments as needed, to ensure the fidelity of evidence-based strategies. 

Evaluation: 

Analyze data collected and evaluate each step of the Strategic Prevention Framework process and the implemented evidence-based strategies (policies, programs, and practices) to clearly document the evidence-based strategies that achieve meaningful changes in prioritized local conditions, and reduce opioids and misuse and abuse (prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs) for those ages 0 - 17, and 18 and older.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Professional Growth, and Responsibility:

Minimum Qualifications (expected to enter the job)

  • Associate's Degree with four years' experience working in substance abuse prevention, and successful completion of the Substance Abuse Prevention Training. - OR - 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Community Health, Social Work, Public Policy, Health Education, or closely related field and two years' experience working in substance abuse prevention, community organizing, or public health. - OR - 

  • Master's Degree in Public Health, with at least six months of work in the community working in substance abuse prevention (internships, experiential learning, volunteer work, etc.)

  • Valid driver's license with access to reliable transportation

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse students, faculty/staff, communities and/or organizations sufficient to maintain a work environment that respects and values differences and diversity

  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit materials such as memos, procedures, reports, presentations, etc. and clearly explain, present, and facilitate discussion of complex ideas, regulations, policies and procedures to community and community members 

  • Analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills sufficient to fully understand data and prioritize viable evidence-based strategies 

  • Organizations skills sufficient to manage complex work plans, deliver results, and meet timelines

  • Ability to deal with the ambiguity of non-static and fluctuating process

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stoop, lift, use hands for fingering, grasping and feeling wrists, hands and/or fingers for repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, reach, stand, and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to and over 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Wage: $26.92 per hour

Per Policy, eligible for Simple IRA plan with 3% contribution by employer

Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay

If you feel you qualify, and wish to apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Leslie Bouchonville. Thank you!

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