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Outreach Care Coordinator

Location: Pleasantville, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Days
TITLE: Outreach Care Coordinator        

PROGRAM: Mobile Access to Medications for Substance Use Disorders Initiative

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The outreach care coordinator will have at least two years of substance use disorder, behavioral health or related experience with persons who inject drugs in a harm-reduction setting.
  2. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STDs, hepatitis and other blood-borne infections; harm-reduction concepts and principles; local substance use disorder and healthcare services; criminal justice systems; and other social service resources.
  3. Experience implementing support groups and training and is a self-directed, motivated and flexible person with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  4. Must have a valid driver's license.
  5. BA/BS preferred.


GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
Provides outreach and case management services and may perform specialized activities and functions to assist individuals accessing medications for substance use disorders.

REPORTS TO: Recovery Support Supervisor        

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates in daily drop-in operations, including opening and closing procedures, to help ensure MOV and program spaces are clean, safe and welcoming.
  2. Conducts street-level outreach activities for active users in areas or neighborhoods identified as high risk or high need within program catchment areas.
  3. Recruits and engages high-risk, hard-to-reach people who use drugs or engage in sex work, including injection drug users.
  4. Provides substance use and sexual risk assessments and discusses individualized risk-reduction and harm-reduction strategies, including safer injection education and risk-reduction strategies around substance use and sexual practices.
  5. Provides low-threshold referrals and connects clients with medical care, substance use treatment and other social services. Assists with home inductions, when necessary.
  6. Assists with the provision of overdose prevention trainings and Narcan distribution and documents incidences of overdose and reversals.
  7. Keeps accurate, consistent, complete and intelligible records and data on all program activities and/or clients and provides program director with reports in a timely manner.
  8. Provides an evidence-based, comprehensive case management assessment; develops care plans; coordinates services; provides referrals and follow-up; and collects and enters admission, treatment and follow-up data, including GPRA interviews.
  9. Refers and links clients to community resources (i.e., county welfare and social services, housing, employment and the JBRC Recovery Community Center).
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nicholas Papandrew
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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