ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION
Harm Reduction Specialist
Hamilton County Public Health
Hamilton County Public Health is accepting applications for a Harm Reduction Specialist in the Department of Community Health Services. Requirements include: High school diploma and experience working in or with public health, health education, or related field. Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, or related field, training and experience in substance-related disorders preferred. CDCA or willingness to acquire CDCA certification preferred. May be required to work additional time beyond normal business hours. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
- Facilitate distribution of lifesaving medication under the direction of the supervisor within the division of Disease Prevention.
- Implement best practices associated with medication inventory management and distribution.
- Facilitate and ensure data collection and reporting procedures.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with healthcare, behavioral/mental health, public, private, non-profit, civic, professional and/or volunteer agencies and individuals engaged substance use/abuse prevention activities including health providers, medical behavioral/mental providers, healthcare systems, first responders (law enforcement and fire/emergency medical services), education professionals, community-based harm reduction programs.
- Participation in all programmatic aspects of the project including implementation, evaluation, and reporting.
- Participation in regular project meetings.
- Ensuring the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate education for participants, family members, and the community; peer navigation for linkage to addiction treatment services; overdose prevention education; and linkage to other healthcare and social service providers as needed.
- Provide support for public health emergencies.
**This is a grant funded position
This is a non-exempt position. Only non-tobacco users need apply. HCPH is committed to advancing health equity and encourages those with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. EOE.
Please send resume
by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to:
Stephanie Taylor, HR Officer
250 William Howard Taft Road, 2nd Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219