General Statement of Duties:

To serve in a supplementary role in planning, delivery, and coordination of substance abuse prevention services and mental health promotion within the agency and community as it pertains to the State Opioid Response (SOR) II grant.  The work involves significant interaction with community agencies serving all populations to assure implementation of prevention efforts.  Specialists will participate in regional and state level behavioral health wellness efforts in opioid and stimulant prevention.  The Specialist is supervised by the Behavioral Health Wellness & Learning Coordinator, and is subject to performance planning and review, in collaboration with the Director of Child and Family Services.  The Specialist will participate in planning and evaluation reports as appropriate, and works under the regular supervision of the Behavioral Health Wellness & Learning Coordinator.

Major Essential Job Functions:

Supports agency behavioral health wellness efforts;

Works collaboratively with a variety of community agencies to plan and implement programs and to address community prevention needs;

Coordinate and/or participate in community Coalitions focused on substance abuse and behavioral health wellness as appropriate;

Responsible for data entry of staff time and specialist led programs on state wellness database;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Monitors quantity and quality of prevention efforts;

Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, confidentiality, licensure regulations, and Medicaid regulations as applicable;

Makes effective use of available technology, including e-mail, voice mail, and computers in order to enhance customer service;

Perform duties as assigned consistent with established operational policies and procedures;

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities;

Knowledge of strategic planning practice; sound basic knowledge of substance abuse issues; knowledge and understanding of adolescent development; skills in presentation facilitation and public speaking; ability to effectively participate in interagency coordination activities; demonstrates the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with consumers and service providers in the community; effective writing and speaking skills; demonstrates ability to structure time effectively and independently; basic computer literacy and word processing skills.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor in Human Services or a related specialty, plus 1-year experience in behavioral health and disability services, substance abuse, or prevention service delivery; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Other Information:

Equipment: Telephone, copy machine, vehicle, PC, Microsoft Office software.

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.

Work Location: 463 East Washington Street, Harrisonburg; individual’s homes, facilities, area schools, and/or community settings.

Work Hazards: Minimal hazards associated with general office environment and community-based services.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evenings and weekend hours required; additional hours as needed to perform job requirements up to 20 hours per week.