CT Keeping Infants Drug Free Coordinator

Description:

 

ABH® is committed to being the Employer of Choice. We were awarded one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut in 2007 for demonstrating best practices. If your qualifications match these job requirements and you are interested in pursuing this potential position and joining a dynamic company, please apply on-line at www.abhct.com. include resume, letter of interest and salary requirements/range. 

                 ABH® is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Keeping Infants Drug Free Coordinator serves as the project leader and is responsible for the administrative work and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the KIDFstatewide system grant project.  The KIDF Coordinator will work collaboratively with DCF and DMHAS to build relationships, maintain cohesion and unity of shared goals and vision, and understand the unique qualities and culture of each organization. The KIDF Coordinator should possess a knowledge base concerning child welfare, and substance use disorders and treatment practices, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). This position will represent ABH® and its services in a positive and professional manner and adhere to ABH®’s best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures as established, promoting ABH® as a leader in behavioral healthcare in all interactions and work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with multiple agencies, implements a strategic plan that meets the long term goals of the community and ensures program sustainability;
  • Develops with DCF and DMHAS a policy statement concerning infants born exposed to substances and state plan;
  • Maintains a Core Team of key stakeholders to provide oversight and guidance to the program;
  • Collects and disseminates current literature on FASD and NAS interventions and scientifically validated intervention approaches;
  • Manages education and training programs on FASD and NAS for providers in CT to promote competency in the fundamentals of FASD;
  • Works with DCF and DMHAS on FASD and NAS projects;
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with program stakeholders including, but not limited to, treatment agencies, community organizations, DCF, DMHAS and attends and participates in conferences, meetings and committees as project representative;
  • Consults with DCF and DMHAS representatives and treatment providers on a wide range of organizational and managerial issues including but not limited to information sharing, and technical assistance;
  • Facilitates community presentations, coordinates community service, promotes team integrity, develops community resources, monitors quality assurance, develops agendas, collects data and works closely with the program evaluators;
  • Assists with statewide planning for early intervention, treatment and prevention of FASD and NAS;
  • Acts as liaison between DCF and DMHAS and other agencies regarding the  program;
  • Maintains confidentiality of all client protected health information and adheres to all HIPPA related to policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds;
  • Performs other tasks/responsibilities as required to support the business operations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Clinical Master’s Degree, licensed preferred;
  • Three + years working with or on projects related to FASD, preferred;
  • Attends annual Conflict of Interest training.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of mental health and substance use disorders and treatment and the role of the consultant in bringing about organizational and system level changes;
  • Assessment and referral of individuals with substance abuse and/or emotional problems;
  • Group facilitation and training skills;
  • Ability to travel as required;
  • Ability to work well independently and in collaboration with other management, staff team members, external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large systems to assess and make improvement/changes as needed;
  • Strong ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders both in and outside of ABH;
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook); internet;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

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Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302