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Overdose Response Program Coordinator

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / System Training Education and Prevention Services (STEPS)

Full-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 9/26/22 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 122 North Langley Road, Suite A & B, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $21.22 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:

As is a key part of Anne Arundel County’s strategy to prevent overdose deaths, provides educational trainings, harm reduction outreach and naloxone distribution among a wide variety of people, including but not limited to medical professionals, prevention and education staff, outreach teams and people who use drugs (PWUD). Provides overall management and administration for the Overdose Response Program. Serves as the lead/co-lead of community-based partnership efforts to decrease drug overdoses and expand harm reduction education in Anne Arundel County with special emphasis on the populations at highest risk. Ensures that all grant deliverables are met completely and in a timely manner.

Develops, coordinates and conducts community trainings to educate individuals about harm reduction and how to prevent, recognize and respond to overdoses, including instruction in rescue breathing and naloxone administration. Ensures that trainings are conducted in a professional and culturally comptent manner. Builds and trains a nework of trainers to facilitate community trainings. Assembles materials needed for trainings.

Effectively and efficiently manages multiple ongoing projects at various levels and provides and implements strategies with PWUD to reduce behaviors which place them at risk of drug overdose fatalities by providing overdose prevention education and alternative safer measures. Interacts with residents and community groups around issues related to harm reduction. Prepares written materials and resources for professional audiences for a variety of purposes; such as education, strategic planning, grant reporting, media and advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Two years providing community health education

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

Public speaking, experience providing community health education, knowledge of harm reduction strategies

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Smoke-Free Workplace

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Anne Arundel County
State of Maryland

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