Nature of Work
This position spans work on two federal SAMHSA grants designed to reduce opioid overuse and negative consequences, including fatal overdose. The person in this position will work on two grant teams at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and perform coordination and support activities for Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution training activities conducted as part of both grants.
- Performs professional technical project tasks and participates in a variety of research procedures.
- Performs routine tasks as assigned using existing procedures
- Prepares studies and reports that assist senior level associates
- Performs a variety of standard assignments and responsibilities and makes recommendations for improvement/efficiency, as necessary
- Conducts various analyses, reports and research based on specialized procedures
- Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems
- Analyzes information and standard practices to make judgments
- Has limited impact on own work team
- Works within standardized procedures and practices to achieve objectives and meet established deadlines
- Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions, and ensures understanding
- Develops working relationships with immediate, related teams
- Work closely with the Missouri Opioid – Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) project team who conducts and evaluates overdose prevention activities throughout Missouri.
- Work closely with the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant team to organize overdose education and naloxone distribution activities within the criminal justice system, community pharmacies, medication assisted treatment programs, and recovery community centers throughout Missouri.
- Write brief project summaries and reports as requested by state and federal representatives.
- Organize, attend, and track all project activities. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of organization and dependability.
- Conduct statewide travel as-needed (approximately 1-2x/month) to visit state funded mental and physical health treatment and recovery facilities, county jails, and community pharmacies.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least one year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Be skilled in Microsoft Office to independently compose PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents for public consumption
Master’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, epidemiology, or a related field is preferred
Possess at least a moderate understanding of substance use disorder – particularly opioid use disorder – and the role of evidence-based treatment and harm reduction strategies in combating the opioid overdose epidemic
March 27, 2017
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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