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Opioid Response Coordinator

Company: Manatee County Government
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

General Information

Pay Grade: 4 Public Safety - Community Paramedicine Complex

Location: 202-B 6th Ave E. Bradenton, Fl

Hours: usually Monday - Friday 8am-5pm, but hours may vary

Coordinates Manatee County's Opioid Response Program and related services. Monitors the community opioid program and response system and coordinates with current service providers within the community. Gathers, prepares, and develops meaningful information about population demographics and service delivery models. Analyzes services, service use, policies, and programs for opportunities to enhance the delivery of opioid prevention, response, and recovery services. Collaborates with community groups, other government agencies, and internal departments on identified service gaps and best practices. Oversees opioid service agreements with local providers to include the application process, review, and approval.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Maintains close working relationships with community agencies, professional organizations, and service providers in the County to gather and share information, to include best practices and program designs focused on improving the delivery of opioid prevention, response, and recovery system.

Assists with developing and implementing recommendations for improvements, including prevention, response, and recovery services and programs.

Reviews, analyzes, and develops improved systems of reporting and streamlining data visualization.

Analyzes statistical data to measure the effectiveness and efficiencies of current programs and prospective partners.

Develops a library of information regarding opioid prevention, response, and recovery efforts in the County for use in developing metrics, reports, proposals, and strategies.

Identifies potential grant funding opportunities for opioid and substance use disorders. Develops grant applications with system stakeholders.

May provide technical assistance and staff support to the Health Care Advisory Board and its workgroups, Drug Free Manatee, County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners, and other state and local system stakeholders regarding opioid response and recovery issues.

Coordinates, tracks, and distributes program resources to the community, including medication, harm reduction, and overdose prevention materials.

Facilitates new and unconventional partnerships between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives meant to speed the execution of demonstration projects, expand successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities throughout the County.

Creates contact networks and coalitions to promote community collaboration and community input and enhance partnerships in the system.

Develops, oversees, and implements contractual agreements for opioid-related programs and services with non-profit agencies, state, and federal entities.

Coordinates local syringe exchange programs and reports on program outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work, Nursing, or related field.

Three or more years of experience in planning or policy development in health care, preferably in behavioral health or opioid prevention, response, and recovery efforts.

Valid driver license required, with valid Florida driver license required within 30 days of hire.

A comparable combination of education, training, and work experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners offers a comprehensive benefits package to regular full-time and part-time employees. For more information about our employee benefits, which are governed by policy and subject to change, visit:

Keywords: Manatee County Government, Bradenton , Opioid Response Coordinator, Other , Bradenton, Florida

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