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Administrative Coordinator (CARS)
Behavioral Health Services
Hourly Range: $24.71 - $35.83
Closing Date: May 30, 2022
Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) — a department of the Behavioral Health Division of Milwaukee County— provides a full array of supportive, recovery-oriented services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or issues with alcohol or drug abuse. CARS serves over 9000 Milwaukee County residents each year to ensure individuals receive high-quality services for mental health and/or AODA needs.
Job Summary: This Administrative Coordinator will focus on prevention and harm reduction outreach, education, interventions, and activities for substance abuse with a specific focus on the opiate epidemic. The position will work to support the CARS Prevention Coordinator and CARS Director in implementation of life-saving measures to positively impact the community and reduce the harmful impacts of opiates for the people who use them, their families, and our community at large.
- Develop, coordinate, and participate in measures to monitor quality of services provided by Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) community-based programs. Utilize appropriate data to conduct quality improvement of MAT and related fields.
- Seek knowledge of prevention and harm reduction evidence-based practices and work to implement them in the Milwaukee County community, with a special emphasis on the opiate epidemic
- Participate in community events and resource fairs. Meet with individual community serving providers. Provide education and strategic dissemination of harm reduction resources such as Narcan and Fentanyl test strips as they are available.
- In collaboration with CARS leadership, develop strategic partnerships to further the mission of community education and resource distribution, including W-2 serving agencies and public health departments.
- Represent BHS on a variety of local task forces related to the opiate epidemic, including City/County Taskforce, Overdose Fatality Review, and any other local and statewide coalitions as needed.
- Develop and disseminate training materials for stakeholders, agency staff, and the general public on prevention and harm reduction strategies.
- In collaboration with the Prevention Coordinator, helps to coordinate and designs media campaigns, substance use disorder and mental health prevention information.
- Routinely conducts research on legislation and policies that may impact our community as it relates to the opiate epidemic and identifies opportunities for advocacy and implementation as a result.
Minimum Education and Experience Qualifications:
- Current resident of the State of Wisconsin
- Valid Wisconsin Driver's License and access to a reliable insured vehicle; both maintained throughout employment
- High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required
- A bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, or in a related field and at least three (3) years of recent experience providing prevention services for mental illness or substance abuse disorders is preferred.
- Candidates with less than a bachelor’s degree but who have five (5) or more years of recent prevention-specific experience will be given consideration for the position
- Sound public speaking and presentation skills will be necessary, as well as the ability to relate well to a broad range of stakeholders
- Up to 15% of work time traveling within the community is required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of federal, state, and county regulations in relation to the provision of behavioral health services; understanding of services such as Community Support Programs, Targeted Case Management, Comprehensive Community Services, and substance abuse treatment programs. Oral and written communication skills; report writing skills; analytical skills; organizational skills; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with staff, clients, community organizations, and the public.
NOTE: This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin at the time of application. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.
APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION
Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.
Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.
- Job Family 1 - Financial Administration/General Control
- Job Function 2 Professionals
- Pay Type Hourly
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 15
- Required Education High School
- Milwaukee County, WI, USA