Amplify, Prevention Coordinator

Description:

Location:                     Amplify, Inc. – Greater Hartford and Tolland county towns

Position Title:              Prevention Program Coordinator 

Amplify is the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) for the North Central Region of CT charged by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to act as their strategic community partner for planning, education, prevention and promotion of behavioral health, and advocacy to address behavioral health needs and services for children and adults.  Behavioral health encompasses mental health, suicide, substance misuse and problem gambling.

Amplify’s mission is to strengthen the ability of the region to assess needs, develop plans, and advocate for strategies and resources to advance healthy communities.

The organization works across the lifespan with a focus on enhancing prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for the mental health and addiction needs of individuals and communities.

Amplify supports and promotes the work of Local Prevention Councils (LPC), Catchment Area Councils (CAC), leads regional coalitions that focus on suicide prevention and problem gambling, and works closely with service providers, town officials, and other community stakeholders.  Stakeholders include and are not limited to: health and behavioral health providers, municipal appointees, schools, parents, youth/young adults, elected officials, churches/faith-based, law enforcement, persons/family members with lived experience of behavioral health, businesses, recovery, and peer supports, youth serving organizations, civic or fraternal groups, media, and other interested community members.

Amplify works to ensure that supports for recovery from mental health and addiction challenges are accessible to all persons and that barriers to recovery are addressed.

Job Description:

Program Coordinator functions include:

  • Leads the regional program to address suicide prevention and postvention planning in North Central CT.  Collaborates with state and local agencies across prevention, treatment, and recovery. This position is not clinical in nature and will not provide counseling. 
  • Works across the region to strengthen the membership of the Regional Suicide Advisory Board, identifies, and develops resources for local towns and communities, identifies and provides training needs and conducts outreach to towns that have been impacted by loss.
  • Manages the Regional Suicide Prevention plan to ensure its success and connection with the State Plan.
  • Coordinates logistics for programs and initiatives for assigned towns, Local Prevention Councils, and other area council meetings.
  • Offers technical assistance and supports application/report for pass-through funding for Local Prevention Councils and other contracted services as needed.
  • Conducts outreach and coordinates public awareness and training events for suicide prevention, opioid, substance misuse and problem gambling prevention, and mental health promotion.
  • Completes reports on grant-funding activities using DMHAS’s IMPACT data collection platform.
  • Engages, develops, and sustains positive relationships with local and regional partners. 
  • Conducts community educational presentations and trainings as needed.

 

Additional duties include providing support to other agency initiatives as needed.  Activities may include and are not limited to:

  • Strategic planning
  • Priority Needs Report Planning
  • Community Readiness Survey
  • Annual Audit
  • Special Events (legislative breakfast, conferences, fundraising efforts)

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a team player and lead by example
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills and coordination
  • Strong relational and interpersonal skills 
  • Planning and organizations skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities while maintaining a “can-do” attitude among the team
  • Proven ability to collaborate with volunteers and diverse groups
  • Demonstrates passion for advancing healthy communities
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, interest in website and/or social media platforms)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with similar functions
  • Certified Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainer preferred (or will train)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in health, human or social services-related discipline (i.e., Public Health, Public Administration, Psychology, Community Psychology, Human Development, Health Education)

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.  We encourage applications from people with a diversity of perspectives including lived experiences.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply:  Send resume and cover letter to info@amplifyct.org with “Prevention Program Coordinator Candidate” in the title. 

 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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