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ATR Recovery Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Recovery and Harm Reduction Coordinator for Recovery Support Services:

  • Manage the Recovery Support Services Statewide Voucher Management System (Access to Recovery) – Approximately $5 Million per year.
  • Conduct voucher management system training for in-network providers.
  • Provide technical assistance and education on recovery and harm reduction to established network providers and interested stakeholders.
  • Coordinates press releases and press conferences on recovery and harm reduction.
  • Prepares required reports for various funding entities, bureau staff, and project partners regarding recovery and harm reduction.
  • Develop and maintain processes to organize various recovery and harm reduction project monitoring activities.
  • Develop a strong understanding of recovery and harm reduction data.
  • Review, analyze, and interpret recovery and harm reduction data and evaluate outcomes to determine technical assistance to the communities.
  • Participate in and contribute to bureau projects as needed, including but not limited to: writing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), reviewing proposals, attending meetings, preparing reports, writing sections of federal reports and proposals, writing portions of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant, responding to requests for information, and writing letters.
  • Conducts on-site and virtual site visits with contractors to review program accomplishments, contract compliance and record-keeping procedures.

Applicants with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Assists in the development and implementation of other recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Community Centers; Recovery Coaching; Recovery work in the Judicial system; Recovery Housing; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

Develop documents for procurement, contracting, and oversight of recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Community Centers; Recovery Coaching; Recovery work in the Judicial system; Recovery Housing; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

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Recovery Community Center Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Recovery and Harm Reduction Coordinator for Recovery Community Centers:

  • Manages the newly introduced Recovery Community Center efforts in Iowa – Approximately $3 Million per year.
  • Conduct contract monitoring for the established providers.
  • Provide technical assistance and education on recovery and harm reduction to established network providers and interested stakeholders.
  • Coordinates press releases and press conferences on recovery and harm reduction.
  • Prepares required reports for various funding entities, bureau staff, and project partners regarding recovery and harm reduction.
  • Develop and maintain processes to organize various recovery and harm reduction project monitoring activities.
  • Develop a strong understanding of recovery and harm reduction data. Review, analyze, and interpret recovery and harm reduction data and evaluate outcomes to determine technical assistance to the communities.
  • Participate in and contribute to bureau projects as needed, including but not limited to: writing -Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), reviewing proposals, attending meetings, preparing reports, writing sections of federal reports and proposals, writing portions of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant, responding to requests for information, and writing letters.
  • Conducts on-site and virtual site visits with contractors to review program accomplishments, contract compliance and record-keeping procedures.

Applicants with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Assists in the development and implementation of other recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Support Services; Recovery Coaching; Recovery work in the Judicial system; Recovery Housing; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

Develop documents for procurement, contracting, and oversight of recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Support Services; Recovery Coaching; Recovery work in the Judicial system; Recovery Housing; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Recovery Housing Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Recovery and Harm Reduction Coordinator for Recovery Housing:

  • Manages the newly developed Recovery Housing efforts in Iowa – Approximately $2 Million per year.
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment to interested providers for inclusion into the provider network.
  • Conduct contract monitoring for the Recovery Housing accrediting organization, as well as established providers.
  • Provide technical assistance and education on recovery and harm reduction to established providers and interested stakeholders.
  • Coordinates press releases and press conferences on recovery and harm reduction.
  • Prepares required reports for various funding entities, bureau staff, and project partners regarding recovery and harm reduction.
  • Develop and maintain processes to organize various recovery and harm reduction project monitoring activities.
  • Develop a strong understanding of recovery and harm reduction data .
  • Review, analyze, and interpret recovery and harm reduction data and evaluate outcomes to determine technical assistance to the communities.
  • Participate in and contribute to bureau projects as needed, including but not limited to: writing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), reviewing proposals, attending meetings, preparing reports, writing sections of federal reports and proposals, writing portions of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant, responding to requests for information, and writing letters.
  • Conducts on-site and virtual site visits with contractors to review program accomplishments, contract compliance and record-keeping procedures.
  • Applicants with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Assists in the development and implementation of other recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Community Centers; Recovery work in the Judicial system; Recovery Coaching, Recovery Support Services; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

Develop documents for procurement, contracting, and oversight of recovery-related and harm reduction service initiatives for substance use and other addictive disorders, including but not limited to: Recovery Community Centers; Recovery Coaching; Recovery Support Services; Naloxone Distribution; and other Harm Reduction efforts.

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Health Education Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Under the direction of the bureau chief, implements and coordinates HIV, STD, and hepatitis prevention and care messaging and education by serving as the state contact for health education services.

Advises the HIV Community Planning Group (CPG), and works with subcommittees, contractors, stakeholders, and the Prevention Program Manager on the development and implementation of standards, collection and analysis of data, and program planning. Develops and maintains standards and protocols for health education activities within the bureau. Works with program staff develop an annual, comprehensive health education plan including strategies to guide effective programming. Provides technical assistance and monitors contractors implementing health education activities, including assessing and making recommendations to improve contractor capacity. Offers consultation and assists community-based organizations and local public health contractors with health education and prevention and care messaging activities. Assists contractors with program compliance for federal/state regulatory requirements. Provides timely feedback and recommendations to contractors. Serves as point of contact for inquiries on allowable activities, program policies, and strategic direction. Works closely with the program manager and other staff in the bureau on program activities, as appropriate. Works with program staff to conduct evaluation activities to assess the effectiveness of all health education activities.

Coordinates bureau health education program activities including social media and website activities. Coordinates website maintenance including coordinating revisions, updates, and maintenance with department communications staff and contracted web developers.

Creates and monitors social media and website content including researching and developing content, responding to messages, posting content, and maintaining current information. Develops and maintains a social media content calendar. Oversees bureau health education marketing (print, radio, digital) initiatives and coordinates activities with external and internal marketing/communications vendors including strategic direction, product oversight, and creative development and placement. Coordinates implementation and maintenance of statewide health education activities to support HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis service delivery. In collaboration with program staff, create, update, and maintain external health education tools including brochures, fact sheets, slide decks, toolkits, newsletters, infographics, reports, etc. In coordination with program staff, conducts routine reviews and updates to bureau health education tools. Coordinates bureau educational materials distribution and serves as bureau liaison with distribution vendor. Works with program manager to develop effective program measures and indicators and sets goals for quality improvement. Develops materials and tools for contractors to ensure the delivery of quality services.

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Health Director

Location: Dubuque County   Company name: Dubuque County Public Health   Job type: full-time

 

Under general direction of the Dubuque County Board of Health (BOH), develops and implements essential public health services to improve the health of all Dubuque County citizens. Functions as the spokesperson for the BOH and the Public Health Department for Dubuque County. Leads the development of strategic plans and goals of the Public Health Department and BOH.  Directly manages the performance and development of the staff of the Dubuque County Health Department and directs the relationships / contracts with health service providers. Provides fiscal leadership for county health initiatives through the development of a reasonable and sufficient budget. Coordinates and advocates for the growth of the department as necessary to meet the public, personal and environmental health needs of the county.

Examples of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the public health program, including disease prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, health promotion, brain health and education while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing public health.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of strategic plans for the Health Department and BOH.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, manages, evaluates, disciplines, and motivates staff in accordance with county employment policies and collective bargaining contracts.
  • Takes a leadership and active role in various community organizations, partnerships, and agencies in order to increase community awareness of health related issues and educates the public and health care providers on health related subjects.
  • Develops, communicates, and implements a strategic vision for public health in Dubuque County and establishes goals and objectives and assesses progress toward this achievement.
  • Addresses issues of health equity and health issues unique to diverse and under-served populations.
  • Provides appropriate, accurate and timely methods for dissemination of public health information to individuals, organizations and the media.
  • Works with the BOH to develop, present and monitor the department budget.  Negotiates, monitors, and oversees the subcontracts and agreements with service providers to ensure fiscal accountability. Writes grants and supervises grant writing done by other members of the department
  • Plans and coordinates the BOH meetings, implements the BOH directives, serves as the liaison to the Board of Supervisors, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the communities of our county.
  • Oversees the development of the Community Health Needs Assessment & Health  Improvement Plan for Dubuque County. Works collaboratively with UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), City Health, Dubuque County Mental Health/Disabilities Services department, Hillcrest Family Services and Crescent Community Health Care Clinic.
  • Coordinates the effective application of appropriate disease surveillance methods throughout the county to diagnose and investigate communicable disease and environmental health hazards; ensures processes and resources are in place to quickly address epidemiology situations.
  • Serves as Dubuque County Health Department representative to all IDPH Region 6 meetings including Preparedness and Local Public Health Services as well as the representative for the Emergency Management System. Serves on other outside boards and committees as necessary to carry out the goals of collaboration and partnership throughout the county and state.
  • Monitors, assesses, and provides for the department needs for education, development and training and assures necessary funding is available.
  • Through the Environmental Specialist, provides core and supplemental environmental health services to assure compliance to all DNR requirements and provides a safe and healthy environment to the citizens of Dubuque County.
  • Develops strategies for maintenance of and access to public health records.
  • Manages department emergency services on-call schedule.

For complete job description and application, click here.

 

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