Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NOW HIRING: CO Program Coordinator

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The Office of Behavioral Health is Hiring a Program Coordinator! For more information and to apply, check out the job description here.
Description of Job
The Program Coordinator serves as the Office's lead on effective substance abuse primary prevention for providers serving children, youth, families and communities. This position has primary leadership responsibility for the ongoing development and implementation of impaired driving prevention programs.  The Program Coordinator will make recommendations to OBH leadership on both policy and programs related to impaired driving prevention.  This position also represents OBH on different interagency and intra-agency groups and committees.

The individual in this position is also the subject matter expert on primary substance abuse prevention targeting underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use, impaired driving primarily involving youth and evaluation system design, development, and implementation.

Collaborating with the Director of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs, the individual in this position provides technical assistance to prevention programs, service providers, agencies and stakeholders in order to:
  • Design guidelines, policy, and standards that are applied to the statewide public substance abuse prevention system
  • Identify evidence-based or best practices that could be used in prevention programming
  • Audit service providers to ensure programmatic and fiscal contract compliance 
  • When warranted, imposes and enforces corrective actions, including developing action plans to assist providers to obtain and maintain compliance, and  making recommendations to cancel a substance abuse prevention provider's contract due to non-compliance
  • Collect and evaluate data to asses compliance with contractual requirements 
  • Work with the Policy, Strategy and Communications to identify content/information that would benefit the public and the appropriate medium to deliver the message 
  • Monitor, provide guidance and resources for funded community prevention programs and practices
  • Develop strategic plans to achieve management objectives for grants awarded to CDHS to administer substance abuse prevention programs
  • Develop and implement policies and  procedures for  primary prevention and education programs targeting youth and the dangers of impaired driving and underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • Recommend substance abuse prevention policy targeting underage youth to management and to the federal funding source
  • Take a lead role in the development and implementation of policies and primary prevention programs to address Underage Impaired Driving Prevention
  • Provide leadership and management expertise to design, develop, market, and evaluate impaired driving primary prevention programs and evidence-based prevention curricula across the State
  • Collaborate with other OBH staff to implement the full continuum of services from prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery
  • Provide information and technical guidance to both internal and external customers regarding substance abuse prevention theory, programming and evaluation including representing substance abuse prevention with community-based prevention coalitions, Persistent Drunk Driver Advisory committee, Impaired Driving Task Force, Motor Vehicle Sub-committee and other advisory boards and cross-system meetings
  • Negotiate and collaborate with other state agencies/organizations such as Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, the Governor's Office and private foundations to leverage public and private resources
  • Collaboratively with other federal and state officials and counterparts to develop primary prevention policies regarding state program evaluation systems    
  • Support implementation of continuous quality improvement projects to improve services and outcomes
  • Synthesize and disseminate information regarding effective primary prevention strategies in school and community based programs with an emphasis on evidence-based curricula and best practices
  • Provide consultation and expert guidance on research based prevention programming and prevention principles to community groups statewide
Policy Development and Analysis:
  • Researches, collects and analyzes ongoing alcohol prevention related data to identify statewide trends and pattern
  • In addition to Colorado data collaborates with others states and national organizations to develop policies and practices for substance misuse prevention
  • Develops alcohol policy and practice guides targeting substance misuse prevention, reducing underage alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and reducing impaired driving
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of the polices and best practices related to substance abuse, underage alcohol and tobacco and other drugs prevention and impaired driving prevention youth
  • Extensive knowledge of the programs, services and resources for the prevention of substance abuse in children and youth, underage alcohol and tobacco and other drugs prevention 
  • Knowledge of  evidence-based substance abuse primary prevention curricula and prevention "best practices" in educational and community settings 
  • Knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations for any underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and impaired driving
  • Ability to form and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external customers
  • An understanding of how grants work and the polices, regulation and rules regarding monitoring, recordkeeping, fiscal responsibility and compliance
  • Knowledge of research practices and protocols to analyze data and produce reports
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse primary prevention and early intervention.
  • Knowledge of Block Grant Application System (BGAS)
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of and the ability to lead and manage programs
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills
  • Knowledge of and the ability to negotiation complex issues
  • Knowledge of and the ability to conduct community needs assessment and implementation of strategic planning