Friday, March 15, 2019

Job Opportunity: Communities That Care Coordinator

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is Now Hiring a Communities That Care Coordinator!

Description of Job

The Work Unit

The Prevention Services Division works with public and private partners across Colorado to improve the health of all Coloradans. Division professionals develop, review, implement and evaluate public health interventions proven to promote healthy living, prevent chronic disease, protect against injury and ensure access to health care and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. The Division is committed to the professional development, collaborative effort and sustained wellness of its workforce.

The Violence and Injury Prevention – Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP)  Branch exists to coordinate state and local efforts toward mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and the prevention of death and disability in Colorado due to unintentional and intentional injuries through health policy, legislation, public awareness and education, training, assessments, and intervention programs. As prevention professionals, we seek to impact the root causes that are common among youth, families and communities at risk for injury or violence - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. These risk and protective factors are shared across many of the outcomes we address. We believe that all people - no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, age, language, religion, ability or geographic location - should have the opportunity to live healthy lives.

The Position

The Communities that Care Coordinator will provide grant oversight and to coordinate training, coaching, resource development, and quality assurance checks for funded local partner agencies implementing the Communities That Care model to address youth substance abuse prevention across the state. This position will manage the contracts for approximately 10-15 community grants for the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention project, which includes the planning and coordination of grantee meetings, development and execution of scopes of work and budgets, provision of regular and ongoing coaching, Communities that Care community organizing support, cultivation of a community of learning among project grantees, and facilitation of project assessments for continuous program quality improvement. The Coordinator will become a certified coach in the Communities that Care model to assist communities in maintaining fidelity to the model.

Expertise on the public health approach to primary prevention, program implementation, substance abuse prevention using a shared risk and protective factor approach, and community engagement in prevention activities is required. This position will manage monthly grantee invoices and track grantee compliance. This position will be responsible for scheduling and conducting grantee site visits. This position must possess expertise in collaborative relationship building and working with community-based partners.

This position must possess expertise in using media and technology for the purpose of creating creative and engaging webinars and other training opportunities. This position must possess expertise in the provision of coaching to diverse partners and communities on the key points and communication of information from multiple sources. This position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing quarterly data provided by grantees to inform technical assistance and training. This position requires strong communication skills and must demonstrate strong skills to build and maintain relationships at the community level in order to support local Communities That Care substance abuse prevention programs to engage their communities and implement prevention projects.
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