Director, Substance Use Deflection Initiative
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
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|Position Title||Director, Substance Use Deflection Initiative|
|Full or Part Time||Full Time|
Position Summary Information
Responsible for the implementation, management and evaluation of substance use deflection initiatives undertaken by the Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence to promote cross-systems collaboration and dissemination of best practices to reduce overdose deaths, increase health-facing responses to individuals living with addiction and decrease justice-facing responses to substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Pay Grade: 11
Starting Salary Range: $66,092 – 79,311
Location: Rootstown, OH
Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace (Up to two days remote after 6 months; Policy Number: 3349-7-151)
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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|Principal Functional Responsibilities|| |
1) Leadership of Deflection Initiatives a. Develop and oversee day to day activities associated with substance use deflection initiatives and projects. b. Develop and oversee continuous quality improvement efforts and evaluation of selected deflection activities. c. Assist with management of funding sources – applications, grant reporting requirements, and budgets associated with substance use deflection. d. Seek and cooperate on proposals for potential funding sources and partnerships to enhance and expand substance use deflection programming that is likely to improve local, regional, and state outcomes. e. Oversee the people management of the deflection initiatives (identification of needs, position planning, descriptions, recruitment, selection, performance management of assigned personnel). f. Guide development and dissemination of materials to promote best practices and dissemination of knowledge, including reports, scholarly articles, presentations, and website content. g. Manage consultants and sub-contracting entities associated with deflection initiatives.
2) External Collaboration a. Represent the Center’s substance use deflection initiatives at local, state, and national meetings and conferences. b. Participate on committees to identify and promote best practices in deflection. c. Participate in quarterly meetings of the CJ CCoE Collaboration Board. d. Continue to build relationships with funders, state entities and national partners and proactively engage with these partners to represent the center and the needs of Ohio counties in serving individuals with substance use disorders and those at risk of overdose.
3) Consultation and technical assistance to Ohio communities and stakeholders a. Cooperate with Dept. of Psychiatry staff, external consultants, and other university personnel to plan and implement project ECHO for select substance use deflection initiatives. b. Guide project staff in collection, analysis and reporting of programmatic and environmental scans of substance use deflection services and programs in Ohio. c. Work in collaboration with consultants, external partners, and subcontractors to direct statewide substance use deflection consultation and technical assistance. d. Direct information dissemination to ensure timely and accurate communication of resources and best practices to Ohio communities and stakeholders and national stakeholders.
4) Research and Data Analysis a. Collaborate with selected data management organizations to ensure quality data collection, reporting and information sharing activities associated with deflection programs, e.g., Quick Response Teams, LEAD teams, etc. b. Prepare materials for IRB/Human Subjects review, written reports and publication, and other research related activities as appropriate. c. Expand the center’s reach of content expertise and related partnerships by identifying community needs, gaps in local systems of care, trends across communities and potential sources to meet those needs. Collaborate with new partners to develop working relationships, document and disseminate best practices, identify possible directions for research and evaluation and create useful reference materials for local stakeholders.
5) Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or other related field, or bachelor’s degree with more than 7 years’ experience required. Related license or certification preferred.
|Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies|| |
|Preferred Qualifications|| |
|Physical Requirements|| |
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
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