Assistant Program Director-C.O.P.E.

Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/15/2020 8:46 AM)
Job ID
2020-3070
# of Openings
1
Category
Management
Schedule
Mon - Fri
Minimum Pay Rate
USD $21.00/Hr.
City
Brockton
State/Province
Massachusetts
Postal Code
02301

Overview

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The Assistant Program Director-C.O.P.E. oversees and maintains daily operations of the C.O.P.E. Center  Network with community groups and agencies, in Brockton and surrounding towns as needed to advance the prevention and screening models that are implemented. Performs and oversees outreach and recruitment of injection drug users and their sexual partners, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, sexual and drug using partners of those who are HIV positive, and other individuals at high risk for HIV/HCV/STI infection  using the Harm Reduction Philosophy. Provides and oversees risk reduction counseling and recommends appropriate screening services for those recruited, including HIV/STI/HCV screenings. Oversees,  screens and provides appropriate risk reduction counseling for those at high risk for opioid overdose. Oversees the COPE Center Needle Exchange and Naloxone Pilot programs and enroll appropriate individuals into the program. 

 

Must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in human service field desired. Degree substituted with a minimum of 2 years experience within substance abuse or HIV services.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working directly with substance abuse populations required.
  • Familiarity with harm reduction theories required.
  • Bi-lingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese desired

 

BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Generous Time Off Package
    • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
    • 11 paid holidays
    • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
  • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403B plan with discretionary match
  • Wellness Activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career Development Opportunities

*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

Responsibilities

 General Statement of Duties:

To oversee and maintain daily operations of the C.O.P.E. Center  Network with community groups and agencies, in Brockton and surrounding towns as needed to advance the prevention and screening models that are implemented. To perform and oversee outreach and recruitment of injection drug users and their sexual partners, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, sexual and drug using partners of those who are HIV positive, and other individuals at high risk for HIV/HCV/STI infection  using the Harm Reduction Philosophy. Provide and oversee risk reduction counseling and recommend appropriate screening services for those recruited, including HIV/STI/HCV screenings. Oversee and screen and provide appropriate risk reduction counseling for those at high risk for opioid overdose. Oversee the COPE Center Needle Exchange and Naloxone Pilot programs and enroll appropriate individuals into the program. 

 

Responsibilities:

.Assist Program Director in monitoring, overseeing, coordinating and managing the quantity and quality of services provided by C.O.P.E. Center (staff included: needle exchange, overdose/naloxone education and distribution, HIV/HCV/STI counseling and testing, outreach, and supported referrals for treatment) and ensure that all operations meet agency and funding source standards.

2. Perform network and outreach duties in collaboration with local communities and organizations to provide community-based overdose education, naloxone distribution, and/or HIV/HCV/STI screening services.

3. Review daily paperwork, including state laboratory acquisition forms to assure that daily records are in accordance with program, agency, and funder policies.

4. Review and maintain supply inventory.

5. Provide regular documented administrative supervision, staff training, and professional development as assigned by Program Director.

6. Ensure that C.O.P.E Center program staff adhere to agency/program policy and procedures.

7. Perform prevention educator duties including:
• Provide needle exchange services and harm reduction education to injection drug users.
• Provide individual and group overdose education and naloxone enrollment and distribution.
• Provide HIV/HCV/STI counseling and testing services at the C.O.P.E. Center and other designated community-based locations.
• Collect specimens (via venous blood draw, finger stick, and/or urine specimen) for HIV/STI/HCV antibody tests from individuals who feel that they are at risk and send and/or transport specimen as appropriate to the State Laboratory.
• Provide street-based and community outreach to individuals at high risk for HIV/HCV/STI infection or opioid overdose.
• Provide supported referrals for substance abuse treatment, infectious disease treatment, mental health treatment, and/or other medical or social support services as appropriate.
• Provide transportation services to substance abuse treatment as appropriate.

8. Perform community networking and outreach as assigned by Program Director including:
• Attend community meetings whose focus will be health issues and access to services for people in Plymouth County who are at high risk for HIV/HCV/STI infection or opioid overdose.
• Develop and distribute flyers and other educational material designed to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of high risk populations in Plymouth County.

9. Establish and maintain a good rapport and harmonious relationships with staff, clients and other program-related individuals.
10. Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings to expand knowledge of HIV disease and related topics (STI’s, Hepatitis C, substance abuse, harm reduction, etc.) and be current on new developments as required by supervisor or designee.
12. Perform duties consistent with agency/program policies and procedures.
13. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
14. Perform other related work duties as needed or as required by supervisor or designee.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in human service field desired. Degree substituted with a minimum of 2 years experience within substance abuse or HIV services.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience working directly with substance abuse populations required.
  • Familiarity with harm reduction theories required.
  • Ability to both independently and in team environments required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Bi-lingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese desired.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and have own means of transportation.
  • Familiarity with Greater Brockton Community desired.
  • Computer skills desired.

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