Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / System Training Education and Prevention
|Full-time County Contractual|
|Open to all qualified candidates|
|Date Posted: 8/11/2023 | Date Closing: Open until filled|
|Location: 122 North Langley Road, Suite A & B, Glen Burnie, MD 21060|
|Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Salary: $19.43 per hour|
|Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan including prescription, dental, and optical, paid holidays and sick leave. Optional deferred compensation program at employee's own expense.|
Nature of Work:
This position is responsible for coordinating and expanding Anne Arundel Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources (AA POWER), a harm reduction peer-delivered direct street outreach program, consisting of a network of people with lived experience, related to drug use. AA POWER aims to reduce risks associated with drug use, such as drug overdoses and the spread of infectious disease, and to improve overall physical, mental and societal health by providing risk reduction strategies through infectious disease testing, overdose prevention training, and referrals related to drug use, SUD, treatment, and recovery. AA POWER engages people with lived experience and mobilizes community members to distribute harm reduction education and tools.
AA POWER members provide tertiary prevention outreach, training, and advocacy, and receive training and professional development. This position is also responsible for conducting direct street outreach, tracking outreach dissemination data and organizing and tracking inventory of supplies. This position is typically performed outside of a traditional office environment. Work environments may include, but are not limited to, outdoors (e.g., during street outreach), at community-based organizations throughout the County, and in Department of Health offices.
High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED)
Minimum of two years of recovery from a substance use or co-occurring disorder; Knowledge of tertiary prevention framework and services; Knowledge of harm reduction, social services and health resources; Experience working with marginalized communities; Some experience with technology, specifically Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive; Excellent and situation-appropriate oral and written communication skills.
Desired or Preferred Qualifications:
The individual is required to have a personal vehicle for travel to locations throughout Anne Arundel County for meetings and other business-related needs.
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to:
Fax to 410-222-4392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Equal Opportunity Employer