AA POWER Coordinator

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / System Training Education and Prevention Services

Position Type: Full-time County Contractual
Date Posted: 6/17/22 | 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., occasional evening and weekend hours
Salary: $18.50 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.

Job Description

Nature of Work: 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. Engages people with lived experience and mobilizes community members to distribute harm reduction education and tools. Provides tertiary prevention outreach, training, and advocacy, and receive training and professional development. Responsible for conducting direct street outreach, tracking outreach dissemination data and organizing and tracking inventory of supplies. Duties are typically performed outside of a traditional office environment. Work environments may include, but are not limited to, outdoors at community-based organizations throughout the County and in Department of Health offices. The individual is required to travel to locations throughout Anne Arundel County for meetings and other business-related needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED)
Experience: Minimum of two years of recovery from a substance use or co-occurring disorder, experience working with marginalized communities and some experience with technology, specifically Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive.
Desired or Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of tertiary prevention framework and services. Knowledge of harm reduction, social services and health resources. Excellent and situation-appropriate oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply.

Send a completed County application or resume to:
Human Resources, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Fax to 410-222-4392 or email hdrecruiter@aacounty.org.

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