Join our extraordinary team at The Center for Substance Use and Infectious Disease Care Integration!
We are looking for a Sr. Community Outreach Specialist to join a person-centered team dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people who use opioids, alcohol, and/ or have mental health disorders. Our team works collaboratively and uses a structured approach to providing Recovery Support Services. The team is part of long-term grant funded projects focused on outreach, linkage and retention in HIV and viral hepatitis care and prevention for people with opioid, alcohol, and mental health disorders. The work includes preventing death and harm caused by overdose.
All team members contribute to a supportive, productive, collaborative work environment that holds patients, coworkers, clinic staff and providers in unconditional positive regard. This position reports to the Program Director
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates ongoing commitment to working as part of a patient/person-centered Treatment Team based on a structured team approach to collaborative care
Manages a caseload of assigned patients across projects
Works with patients according to specific project protocols
Tracks a caseload of patients using project-specific registries
Uses recommendations and treatment goals to support a care plan agreed upon by the Treatment Team
Base all Coaching on evidence-based treatments as communicated by the Treatment Team.
With Team direction, be responsible for individual patients and caseload for working toward Treatment Targets
Contributes to Team efforts, through grants and interventions, to improve care for people with substance use and mental health disorders receive .
Attends all scheduled Peer Coach training seminars and meetings
Demonstrates ability to correctly use coaching and collaborative skills taught in trainings
Administers standard evaluations to assess patient at regular time points
Meets with patients in caseload at scheduled time points
Attends weekly and monthly case review meetings and communicate individual patient progress toward patient-centered goals to the Treatment Team
Support patients in understanding and working with their medical team, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations
Support patients in creating realistic goals to improve their own health and well being, specific to substance use, mental health, and infectious disease (like HIV or hep C)
Support patients to participate in their recommended medical care and treatment plans
Support patients to communicate their needs to their medical providers
Support patients to navigate and learn to use available resources
Use the Electronic Medical Record to look up important information about each patient's care - training and support provided
Complete documentation of interaction with program clients / patients correctly and within 24 hours of interaction
Use a provided work phone in order to be available to assigned patients in caseload during Monday – Friday working hours
Some reporting and data entry needed via computer
Maintain healthy boundaries and self-care
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Some related experience required.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding Recovery Support principles of hope, personal responsibility, empowerment, self-advocacy, opportunities, and the importance of using personal and community supports
Understanding of principles of Harm Reduction and Medications to support wellness and Recovery
Lived experience with HIV, substance use, or mental health disorders could be helpful ; empathy for individuals in these experiences.
Ability to use, or willingness to learn to use, computer programs like Outlook email and calendar, basic data entry programs, and the Electronic Medical Record
Peer Recovery Specialist certification or equivalent experience
Excellent verbal and good written communication
Commitment to a positive, collaborative work environment that serves clinic patients, staff and providers in order to better care for patients
Classified Title: Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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