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. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: contracting of treatment, recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education and; community involvement and interagency collaboration.
The Overdose Prevention Program develops and implements initiatives aimed at reducing and preventing overdose deaths in New York City. The program provides naloxone and technical assistance to over 100 Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs) across New York City. OOPPs provide community-based overdose prevention, recognition and response education, and also distribute naloxone directly to community members.
The Overdose Prevention Trainer will provide overdose prevention and naloxone distribution trainings for community and institutional partners, with the goal of preventing overdose deaths in New York City.
Under general direction from the Overdose Prevention Coordinator, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Overdose Prevention Coordinator will:
- Plan, schedule, and implement overdose prevention trainings for internal and external partners; coordinate requests for trainings and make referrals to external trainers as appropriate.
- Provide technical assistance, training and support to registered opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs) on naloxone distribution and data reporting.
- Oversee contracts of grant-funded OOPPs, providing technical assistance and programmatic guidance to providers.
- Coordinate all elements of trainings including assembling and transporting naloxone kits to be dispensed, adapting presentation to meet the needs of audience, etc. maintain records for all kits dispensed.
- Recruit community based organizations working with target populations to become new OOPPs; develop and maintain relationships with program and clinical directors at OOPPs.
- Contribute to the development of new materials and resources aimed at preventing overdose.
- Work closely with Bureau leadership and staff to collaborate on and coordinate community-based overdose prevention activities.
- Provide coordination and support of special initiatives related to overdose prevention.
- Represent Overdose Prevention Program in intra-Bureau and Divisional workgroups and meetings and liaise and present to community coalitions.
- Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1″ or “2″ above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1″ above.
- Knowledge of substance use issues and harm reduction practice and theory, including syringe exchange, overdose prevention and education for HIV and Hepatitis C prevention.
- Sensitive to various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic conditions.
- Be able to work independently, have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and be a flexible team player.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment, with proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
**IMPORTANT NOTE 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:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 294480.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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.
About The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we're one of the largest public health agencies in the world. We're also one of the nation's oldest public health agencies, with more than 200 years of leadership in the field.
Every day, we protect and promote the health of 8 million diverse New Yorkers. Our work is broad-ranging. You see us in the inspection grades of dining establishments, the licenses dogs wear, the low- to no-cost health clinics in your neighborhood, and the birth certificates for our littlest New Yorkers.
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The challenges we face are many. They range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction, substance abuse and the threat of bioterrorism. We’re also working to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color. Structural racism is at the root of these health inequities, which is why the Department has made racial justice a priority.
The New York City Health Department is tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs, and getting exceptional results.