Director Vocational Training Job Description Sample
Director Of Vocational Services
Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS is seeking an innovative and resourceful Director of Vocational Services to oversee habilitation services, supportive employment, day habilitation "without" walls, and structured day programs service coordination for individuals needing independent living skills training.
- Plans, directs and monitors programs to ensure quality of services;
- Interviews, hires, evaluates, supervises, schedules and disciplines staff;
- Develops Agency policies and procedures of methods of operations in accordance with city, state and federal guidelines for standards of practice, level of service deliver and documentation for programs;
- Negotiates contract for services rendered;
- Responsible for and maintains budget requirements and provides statistical reports on an ongoing basis to ensuring a financial analysis of the program;
- Develops and maintains training programs for all new and existing employees in accordance with regulatory guideline, best practices and new visions for the program;
- Establishes affiliations with outside providers and the private sector.
- Master's Degree in related Health Service Field;
- 5 years supervisory experience;
- 5 years working people with developmental disabilities;
- Knowledge of DOH Medicaid Waiver program, OPWDD day services and VESID Vocational services.
We offer a competitive salary and an enviable list of comprehensive benefits which includes 4 weeks’ vacation, personal and holiday days, medical, dental, life insurance, and 403(b).
Apply by sending resume and cover letter which includes salary requirements. EOE
Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS is dedicated to providing its employees with a comprehensive benefits plan offering the flexibility to customize benefits to meet the needs or our employees which includes a competitive salary and an enviable list of comprehensive benefits which includes 4 weeks’ vacation, personal and holiday days, medical, dental, life insurance, and 403(b) pension plans.
Director Of Vocational Services - Skills Unlimited - Mon-Fri 8A-4P, Flexible - Oakdale, New York
Overview The Director of Vocational Services is directly responsible for the provision and oversight of all services, supports and work contracts operated within the Vocational Services department. This includes all related services under the ACCES-VR CRS contract, SEMP, County contracts and work contracts under SourceAmerica and NYSID. The Director of Vocational Services reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Vocational Services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the team members, programs, and activities of the department to assure that stated strategic benchmarks are attained, plans are fulfilled and the individuals supported receive the highest quality of services.
Develop financial objectives and long-range plans to assure financial accountability and excellent stewardship of the funds associated with the operation of the department.
Review all requisite documentation, including electronic records, goals, services, restorative services, medical, financial, etc. for accuracy, thoroughly, and in a timely manner in accordance with New York State and/or Federal regulations and Agency policy.
Ensure coordination of the activities relating to the services plan, treatment plan, comprehensive functional assessment or prescription of service relevant to the respective division.
Participate in internal and external audits as scheduled/required. Develop, execute and review plans of action regarding these surveys and follow through on all recommendations in a timely manner.
Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred
Minimum of five year's professional experience working directly with individuals diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses
Minimum of two year's professional management experience in the Human Service's field
Familiarty with ACCES-VR, OPWDD, OMH, DOH and other federal and state government entities
Job ID:* 2017-3902 Category: Operational Management
Vocational Training Program Coordinator
The Vocational Training Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of daily operations within this inpatient psychiatric vocational training program as well as shared administrative and clinical leadership for the Rehab Services Department. The person in this position will also work directly with patients individually and in group settings to achieve rehabilitation goals designed for successful transition to community living. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): As the leader within the Rehab Services with responsibility for vocational training, the person in this position will provide direct supervision to assigned rehab counseling staff which includes modeling and direction of quality rehab and job coaching, clinical supervision, and completing employee performance evaluations.
He or she will also oversee daily operations of current vocational training worksites as well as the creation and development of new training opportunities. This includes oversight of patient hiring, payroll and budget management. As a leader within the Rehab Services Department the person in this position will also participate in the Rehab Steering Committee whose role it is to assure effective rehab program development with input from staff and sensitive to current patient needs which also reflects good practice and current trends in rehabilitation.
This role also requires directing and providing coverage as needed to ensure smooth operations of all programming daily. Also as a leader in this role the successful candidate will be able to develop and manage a rehab counseling academic fieldwork affiliation with a focus on vocational rehabilitation. The person in this position will participate in an assigned unit’s rehab team and unit multi-disciplinary team to provide direct rehabilitation services to patients including facilitation of unit based groups and working with individuals towards their identified treatment goals.
Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or related field.
Certification as Certified Rehab Counselor.
Experience working with adults living with severe and persistent mental illness.
Excellent organizational and writing skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrated effective communication skills.
Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to drive 15 passenger van.
Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. Hospital Mission:
At the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, we take pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The DMH units within the Hospital provide inpatient psychiatric services to adults with serious mental illness with the goal of enhancing autonomy, safety and return to the community. Patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team, led by attending psychiatrists which also includes psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, mental health workers, occupational therapists and rehabilitative staff specializing in vocational, recreational and expressive therapies.
A variety of treatment modalities are used, including psychopharmacologic, psychotherapeutic (individual, group and family), psycho-educational, behavioral, cognitive and milieu therapies. Shift Hours: 8:00 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m. Days Off: Saturday, Sunday Pre-Offer Process: * A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
- Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. For assistance please contact Health Human Resources at (617) 971-3732.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
At least five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in social work, social casework, vocational counseling, employment counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or educational counseling. Based on assignment to second-level supervisory positions, at least one year of this experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. SUBSTITUTIONS: - A Bachelor's or higher degree in rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, social work, psychology, human services, or counseling may be substituted for the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.
A Bachelor's or higher degree in a major other than rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, social work, psychology, human services, or counseling may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of four years of education for one year of experience.
A Master's or higher degree in social work, psychology, human services, rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, or counseling may be substituted for an additional year of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.
Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals or Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification may be substituted for three years of the required non-supervisory experience.
No substitution will be permitted for the required supervisory experience.
One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job:Community and Social Services
Organization:Department of Mental Health
Title:Vocational Training Program Coordinator
Location:Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street
Vocational Training & Support Specialist / On-Call
Exercise supervision of consumer(s) at individual and supported community based worksites.
May serve as case manager to assigned consumer case load and/or other consumers as necessary. This may include, but is not limited to: providing physical assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, independent living skills, leisure activities, skill training, job seeking skill teaching, job development and modeling a variety of occupations.
- Acquaint consumers with satisfactory work habits, rules and job skills as required by employer through explanation, demonstration, modeling and practice.
Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field.
Valid Drivers License.
You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification.
Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
May provide hands on personal care which may include toileting, feeding, cleaning and all other activities of daily living skills.
May require the ability to transfer individuals requiring personal hygiene care.
May require the physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.
May provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid and safety evacuations.
Depending on assignment or case management responsibilities, may be required to communicate in another language and understand another culture.
Vocational Training Specialist
Start the new year with a new job! Our vending and concessions division is looking for a Vocational Training Specialist to work with clients with disabilities in these activities.
Duties include: Driving clients and teaching them how to work on vending machines; Cashiering at work events as well as to drive clients with disabilities to job sites, help prepare food and do other related tasks such as service vending machines and help out on our team. About half of the hours will be in the evenings and weekends during event season with the other half being daytime hours driving to the vending sites.
The hours will vary week to week due to the event schedule, but will always be 35-40 hours each week. This job involves cashiering at major events such as Rockets games and concerts; assisting with food preparation at high profile events including the Rodeo events, as well as other events. Food preparation includes making pizza, frying, assembling nachos and hotdogs, and popping popcorn and making snow cones, as a few examples.
This job also involves assisting with vending machine and concessions training for adults with special needs, traveling to job sites and supervising their work, assisting with teaching job skills, and providing other duties as needed. Experience with cashiering, driving, vending machines, and/or concessions will be a plus. Customer service skills are extremely important as this individual will be working directly with the public as well as working side by side adults with disabilities.
Experience driving in a professional setting will be a major plus. The person in this position will be expected to drive one of the agency's 12 passenger vans or other vehicles including a pickup truck with a Tommy Gate and trailer attached. The starting salary will depend on the experience of the successful candidate.
The H.E.A.R.T. Program is looking for a top notch individual with excellent customer service skills and great teamwork. If selected, you will be joining our team as a driver, cashier and a vending trainer for adults with developmental disabilities! ONLY INTERESTED APPLICANTS NEED APPLY MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A NATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREEN
Substitute Instructor - Vocational Training
- Vocational Training Education & Training Astoria, Oregon Tongue Point Job Corps Center is operated by MTC for the U.S.
Department of Labor.
Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, the Center is one of the five largest employers in Clatsop County. Our staff teach 473 youth, ages 16-24, the academic, technical training, employability, and social skills needed to become prepared for successful careers. Tongue Point Job Corps Center is a drug-free workplace and a tobacco-free campus.
For more information about Job Corps visit: http://jobcorps.gov Description Position at Tongue Point JCC Substitute Instructors: Provide students with basic direction, instruction, and assistance in designated area of instruction in our vocational trades (excluding seamanship). Please see "About Us," below for a list of the vocations we offer. Motivate and counsel students in areas of behavior, training, personal problems, and study habits.
Maintain an organized and clean training environment (behavior and surroundings) conducive to learning. Utilize workplace language and behavior expectations in the classroom; relate academic skills to vocational training and workplace requirements. Provide positive, quality customer service to students and staff, and consistently model career success standards and intervene when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
A combination of education and experience providing the knowledge or skill to instruct students in the designated subject area. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer proficiency, and valid driver’s license in the state of residence with an acceptable driving record. Instruction day is Monday
Friday, 7:45 a.m.
4:30 p.m.Hourly Wages for on-call Instructors:Current Oregon teaching license, or vocational certification: $15.60/hrCurrent Oregon teaching license, or vocational certification: $15.60/hr Master’s degree; no license or cert: $14.50/hrBachelor’s degree; no license or cert: $13.50/hrNo degree, no license, or cert: $13.31/hr Benefits:Sick leave accrual, based on hours worked. Participation in 401-k plan after meeting eligibility requirements.About Us:Tongue Point Job Corps Center is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the U.S.
Department of Labor. Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, the Center is one of the five largest employers in Clatsop County. Our staff teach 473 youth, ages 16-24, the academic, technical training, employability, and social skills they need to become prepared for successful careers.
A Job Corps campus is like a mini-city. It has dormitories, classrooms, a dining hall, and recreational and medical facilities. Training is open entry, open exit and can last up to two years.
Students work at their own pace, guided by academic and career training instructors who are committed to their success.Tongue Point offers students training in 16 vocations: building construction technology, carpentry, cement masonry, computer service technology, culinary, dental assisting, electrical, glazing, landscaping, medical assisting, office administration, painting, plastering, welding, and seamanship. We are the only Job Corps Center in the nation with a seamanship program, and seamanship is the Center's largest vocation with 120 students. Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
National Director Of Automotive Retail Training & Development
National Director of Automotive Retail Training & Development
The Director Training and Development – Automotive will lead the Training and Development team in the design, development and implementation of innovative learning programs to support organizational initiatives and employee development needs, specifically related to the Automotive discipline. The Director Training and Development will work collaboratively with senior leadership and business executives to identify, create and deliver training and development solutions that are closely aligned with the business strategy. This individual will define an overarching vision and learning structure that is integrated with each piece of the talent life-cycle and contributes to the success of the business by increasing employee and organizational capability and performance. Define and develop a scalable, progressive strategy for learning and development and associated programs and activities. Partner with the senior leaders of the firm to drive a strategy for the development of its current and future team base and leadership. Participate in Training Advisory Board with enterprise leaders to define training priorities and timelines. Ensure compliance with all federal railroad training requirements.
- An ideal candidate will be a seasoned F&I veteran with years of dealership experience and a history of developing everything necessary to lead, train, and succeed
- The Director of Training leads the Design, Development and Deployment of all Sales Process Training for our Automotive Dealership Clients
- The Role requires Deep “Hands On” Training Presentation in Sales Process to “Profit by Design” Team Members and all Dealership Client’s Sales Team Members
- A Big Differentiator is Your Experience in Dealership Sales Management and Successful Execution of Dealership Sales Team Training
- Develop and implement high impact employee and leadership development strategies for development of individual contributors, high potential talent, managers and directors to improve the organization's capability to drive and deliver business results and boost individual performance
- Provide performance and organizational development consulting and serve as an adviser to dealer management
- Design customized development interventions to accelerate growth of the current and future leader successor talent pools and address critical development needs
- Establish and direct the implementation of processes and guidelines on needs assessment to ensure learning strategies and solutions meet root-cause needs, measure and evaluate the business impact and ROI of development programs and interventions
- Identify, research and implement best practices learning solutions and technologies to drive organizational learning and performance
- Provide strategic direction, day-to-day guidance and holds staff accountable for achieving results
- Lead initiatives for deployment of global, enterprise-wide leadership development initiatives
- Leverage and use organizational data and analytics to develop strategies that improve organizational effectiveness
- Develop and manage external vendor/partner relationships resulting in high-quality, cost-effective learning solutions
- Manage and monitor key organizational financial indicators including, but not limited to assigned budget and LBE's
- Must have automotive retail experience in all areas of Sales Process with High Concentration in F&I Product Sales and Process.
- Must have deep expertise around Industry Best Practices in Customer Satisfaction.
- Must have experience and strong knowledge of dealership CRM in both “On and Off Line” steps to Vehicle Sales.
- Prefer Training position back ground
- Track record in designing and executing successful dealership training
- Solid communication and leadership skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to develop a customized training plan for any part of sales process training (CRM, Road to Sale, Desking & F&I Menu presentation)
- Good understanding of computer skills required including power point & excel
- Ability to monitor effectiveness of training….and assess the trainee progress
- CSI skill set…able to build client loyalty
- Extensive experience in Learning & Development and/or Talent Management, Organizational Design, or related Human Resources experience
- Previous experience in managing a large team
- Financial budgeting experience required
- Vendor/supplier management required
- Skilled manager of learning and development resources and techniques
- Strong business acumen and stakeholder management skills
- Track record of leading an organization that delivers impactful training and development solutions in both corporate and field based environments
- Deep knowledge and application of adult development, instructional design techniques, and measures of effectiveness
- Practical approaches for developing and implementing learning experiences with methodologies consistent with organizational values
- Experience building strong relationships with line executives and corporate colleagues that influence results
- Exceptional presentation skills
- Significant experience working within a high pressure, changing organizational environment, with clear evidence of success achieving results
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Training certifications
- Experience working in dealership environment, specifically F&I
- Experience with social media and innovative technology in designing learning solutions
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Posting Location(s): MID-ATLANTIC STATES, USA
Job Family/Function: Automotive F&I
Relocation Offered: No
Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Up to 50%
10+ years of experience
Profit By Design employees power our progress through their performance.
We want your work at Profit By Design to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.
We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Profit By Design job opportunities.
NOTE: Please do not apply if you do not have 10+ years of automotive retail experience.
"Profit By Design" isn't just a slogan. Our core competence is found in our ability to customize and design profitable training solutions to fit the culture and selling climate for each dealer we work with. Innovation, Customization, and Flexibility to work with dealers to fit their selling philosophy and process is paramount to our success. We offer a non-confrontational, customer-centric approach to F&I that utilizes the latest technology to better connect to today’s tech savvy consumer. Our custom process enables dealers to offer an efficient, consistent, and compliant process, which positively impacts the retail buying experience and the dealer's CSI scores.
Director Of Training & Development - Restaurant
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano has an exciting new position! We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about the development of people to fill this role. This individual will establish an industry leading program that meets current/future training needs. He or she will lead efforts in creating, managing and supporting the end-to-end learning and development processes in support of operations for all positions in our restaurants. Key to this position is understanding different learning styles and how to adapt and relate information uniquely to each team member.
· Update, design and develop training programs to support operational strategic plans and business objectives.
· Oversee, maintain, and update effective training programs for all levels of operations.
· Design relevant content to inspire, educate, and engage our employees.
· Manages relationships and contracts with 3rd party vendors as it relates to learning and development.
· Use proven training metrics to build better training programs and complete training needs/gap analysis.
· Establish the fiscal budget for the training department and monitor department's effectiveness and efficiencies.
· Ensure that our Manager-in-training program measures individual achievement of learning objectives, validates skill/knowledge development and assesses cultural fit.
· Strong knowledge of restaurant operations.
· Strong communication, writing and proofreading skills.
· Strong attention to detail.
· Highly organized and self-motivated.
· Ability to develop and maintain an annual budget.
· Ability and willingness to travel.
· Ability to coach and develop others.
· Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or a minimum 5 years of experience in training/employee development or combination of education and related experience.
· Demonstrated experience developing various types of training and curriculum.
· Experience leading and designing web meetings, learning management systems and event platforms.
· Must be able to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
· Correct use of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
· Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
· Some culinary training experience is a plus.
Experienced Personal Training Director
The Women’s Club Fitness Center and Day Spa is looking for a highly motivated individual to head our personal training/fitness department. This is a terrific opportunity for an individual with the right mix of management, fitness, sales and leadership skills to help develop the Personal Training Department at a thriving health club.
Individual will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating the PT staff. The right candidate will require meeting all sales and retention goals for the department as well as general company involvement. The right candidate will have the ability to sell personal training and reach company goals each month as well as critique training accomplishments.
Creativity and the ability to work and thrive in an extremely service-oriented women’s-only environment toward the betterment of team goals are critical. As well as
This position offers a competitive wage and benefits PLUS a fantastic work environment.
To qualify for this position one must meet the following requirement:
1. One or more of the following certifications -- ACSM, NASM or NSCA
2. Sales and management experience
3. Excellent listening and communication skills
4. Time management and organizational skills
5. Professional business habits
If you are qualified and interested in joining a dynamic and motivated staff of professionals in an established business that has been recognized for its long-term success in the industry, please forward us your resume.
The Women's Club is also committed to providing exceptional customer service. We are attuned to meeting each member's individual needs, and maximizing their experience each time they visit us.
Director Of Overdose Prevention And Training
Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP) is looking for a committed and driven individual to take on a senior leadership role within the organization. This person will be responsible for managing and expanding overdose intervention training, Naloxone distribution and overdose education services, providing training to staff and peers, forging and maintaining community partnerships, and keeping the programs and projects delivered by WHCP relevant and up to date to people who use drugs in Manhattan the Bronx and expansion areas.
WHCP and New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) now have a strategic partnership under one Executive Director. This position operates across both agencies and reports to the Executive Director.
• Provide leadership and vision for expanding and redesigning WHCP and NYHRE’s Overdose Intervention and Naloxone Distribution Programs and protocols in order to increase both organization’s reach, effectiveness and competency, promote community safety, reduce overdose deaths and to expand visibility of services available for people who use drugs or are at risk of overdose.
• Oversee and manage operation of Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP). Details below:
• Standardize naloxone distribution across WHCP and NYHRE in line with new policies and procedures developed by DOHMH.
• Track Naloxone inventory and order supplies for WHCP and NYHRE: including IM and single step IN naloxone, take home kits, training supplies, on-site and field overdose intervention kits. Develop QA protocols for naloxone distribution across both agencies.
• Develop training materials including presentations, handouts, posters, flyers, reflecting current best practices in overdose intervention and Naloxone administration. Training materials should reflect not just opioid overdose protocols but should include consideration of polysubstance use, stimulant use, designer and party drug use, Fentanyl/Carfentanil, benzodiazepine, alcohol and other depressant substance use.
• Develop, deliver and report on an effective educational outreach plan that addresses specific risks, interventions and harm reduction messaging for those at risk of overdose involving Fentanyl/ Carfentanil. This plan should include non-opiate users.
• Develop and implement a ‘non-fatal overdose survivor’ risk assessment and intervention protocol for use onsite and out in the field by both agencies.
• Coordinate and deliver periodic intensive training for all staff and peers on overdose intervention and naloxone administration that ensures all staff/peers are fluent and competent to respond effectively using best practices in high pressure situations. Monitor overdose reversal activities onsite and complete reports related to overdose reversals.
• Deputize key staff at WHCP and NYHRE in the overdose intervention Train-the-Trainer program. Manage quarterly meetings of deputy trainers. (Must be qualified to deputize in New York State)
• Conduct outreach and promotion of WHCP and NYHRE’s overdose intervention training program. Schedule, coordinate off-site overdose intervention trainings, manage master training schedule, assign staff, and oversee all off-site trainings with community members, partner agencies, front line staff etc.
• Meet or exceed all training, outreach and education targets each month during the contract period.
• Monitor all deadline-based government contracts relevant to this position in conjunction with other director level staff. Provide timely monthly narrative and data reports to the Executive Director, contract managers and communications staff on an ongoing basis.
• Develop collaborative strategies for outreach expansion activities and community visibility efforts in identified high-risk areas, using a diversified strategy that includes:
• Regularly attend NYPD Precinct meetings at the 30th, 33rd and 34th precinct; maintain open, collaborative and positive partnership relationship
• Liaise with the WAHI and East Harlem BIA to remain abreast of community business issues; maintain open, collaborative and positive partnership relationship
• Connect regularly with local CBO’s, housing providers and other service providers to promote OD intervention education and linkages, new intakes for WHCP and NYHRE programs
• Co-create and disseminate Canary Network Alerts promptly and broadly as necessary
• Other duties and tasks as assigned.
EXPERIENCE/ ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 5 years of experience working in harm reduction; advanced degree preferred
• Minimum of 5 years harm reduction services management experience; managing staff in a low-threshold service setting a plus
• Minimum 5 years’ experience conducting overdose intervention training and naloxone administration to drug users, emergency response staff, law enforcement, front line service providers, families and those at risk of encountering an overdose
• Familiarity with complex overdose intervention protocols specifically in the case of poly substance use, overamps, and when alcohol, benzodiazepines and other depressants are onboard
• Competent and experienced in actual overdose intervention in a variety of circumstances
• Familiar and competent in rescue breathing, CPR, oxygen administration, emergency airway insertion, seizure/anoxic spasm protocol, J-stroke, shock protocol.
• Valid First Aid and CPR certification
• Commitment to a person-centered approach in both service provision and management;
• Ability to motivate staff, provide constructive and supportive feedback, and adapt approach to match various learning styles and abilities; is a team player
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
• Committed to working with people who use drugs in a nonjudgmental manner; able to work with diverse communities and abilities (gender, ethnic, age, language, political)
• Pragmatic and competent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• Ability to master a wide range of information and integrate multiple programmatic needs into a coherent strategy
• Excellent communication skills (writing and oral); timely follow up on tasks for staff and supervisor
• Individuals from the Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights and Inwood areas are strongly encouraged to apply
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
WHCP’s mission is to significantly improve the health and quality of life of people who
use drugs by creating relevant supports and services including access to; clean syringes
through street-based outreach, advocacy and resources; a broad range of educational,
referral and health services that reduce risks associated with drug use – including HIV,
viral hepatitis and overdose. People who use drugs participate meaningfully in our service model. This is therapeutic in countering rampant stigma and feelings of worthlessness; and restoring social connections and hope. WHCP delivers service without judgment recognizing that individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to health care, and the space to work on their own goals.
New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE):
From its activist beginnings as an underground needle exchange, NYHRE is now New York’s largest syringe exchange program, serving over 4,000 low-income drug users and street-based sex workers each year in the Bronx and East Harlem using a unique street-side, low-threshold model. Rooted in social and economic justice, NYHRE provides integrated educational, supportive and substance use services in a non-coercive, grass roots manner that helps participants empower themselves, improve the quality of their lives and have a positive impact on our communities. All activities are designed to advance NYHRE’s service model, which is based on educating and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and make self-identified
changes in their lives.
WHCP and NYHRE are two separate organizations that now have a strategic partnership under one Executive Director.
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