- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,289.00-$58,965.00 Yearly
An Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator is the full performance level of work in a single person program, assessing, designing, coordinating and implementing alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs within a local health department. Employees in this classification do not have supervise other positions.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level healthcare administrator in the Maryland Department of Health’s headquarters office.
Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.
The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator is differentiated from the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist is differentiated from the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator in that the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator is responsible for administering a single person program, performing the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision while the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist performs the full range of staff duties and responsibilities in a multi-person program under general supervision. The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator is differentiated from the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Supervisor in that the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Specialists and Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coordinators.
Monitors data collection to identify the problem areas specific to the community in order to develop, in the assigned local health department, addictions prevention plans and increase community awareness;
Develops, coordinates and implements prevention educational programs and alternative youth activities to decrease and prevent drug and alcohol involvement and related risk behavior;
Maintains and distributes alcohol and drug abuse prevention educational materials;
Assists community groups, other agencies and organizations in developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve conditions and problems related to alcohol and drug abuse;
Plans, organizes and conducts training for staff of other State and local agencies, schools, local businesses, industries and community groups involved in alcohol and drug abuse programs;
Prepares and maintains reports, records and documents pertaining to funding sources, program evaluation and reference information on chemical dependency;
Develops and implements the alcohol and drug abuse prevention policies and procedures;
Prepares grant proposals for addictions prevention projects;
Evaluates the alcohol and drug abuse prevention program activities of the local health department to determine effectiveness and efficiency;
Confers with the local health officers and program directors to recommend remedial or corrective actions to prevent alcohol and drug abuse problems;
Develops and maintains a wide variety of alcohol and drug abuse educational services for use by program directors, school personnel, private and public organizations and the general public;
Performs administrative functions related to the overall direction of the addictions prevention components within the local health departments;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of disease concepts of alcoholism and drug abuse dependency;
Knowledge of principles and practices involved in the development and implementation of alcohol and drug abuse education and intervention programs;
Ability to stimulate community action in the development of effective alcohol and drug prevention programs;
Ability to compose promotional and educational literature relating to alcohol and drug abuse prevention;
Ability to provide consultation in the areas of occupational alcoholism and/or drug abuse for employee assistance programs;
Ability to effectively present topics on substance abuse;
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other professionals and agencies.
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credits in behavioral science, health services, human services or education.
Experience: Two years of experience in counseling alcohol or drug dependent clients; in providing therapeutic education services to alcohol or drug dependent persons and their families; or in directing school or community health education.
l. Sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university to include l8 credit hours in the behavioral sciences, health services, human services or education and an additional two years of experience as specified above may be substituted for the required education.
2. Additional experience as specified above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
3. Applicants may substitute graduate level education in behavioral sciences, health services, human services or education, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Drug and Alcohol Counseling or Health Care Administration classifications or Mental/Behavioral Health and Drug and Alcohol Counseling or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions. Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit E – Health Care Professional classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.