Prevention Program Field Representative

Recruitment #210712-UNCX-394



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Prevention Program Field Representative

About the Position:
Prevention Program Field Representatives (FR) work under general supervision, in the area of primary prevention with a focus on population-based change utilizing public health principles. Field Representatives are required to travel to coalitions geographical areas across the state and provide technical assistance and prevention program monitoring. Regular correspondence and ongoing review with coalitions is required. Field Representatives will provide public presentations on subject matter and produce media outputs to the public. Field Representatives will attend and help provide guidance at local coalition meetings, help with coalition special events and help with fielding prevention requests and referrals ensuring evidence-based prevention science is implemented. They will assist key stakeholders to develop and implement: a data collection process, resource tools and assessments, work plans, policies/protocols, enforcement efforts, advocacy efforts, budgets, and the reporting of program evaluation measures at the local level to ensure Oklahoma is achieving prevention program outcomes. Field Representatives are responsible for managing programs under the terms of the grant contract and must ensure contracts are implemented in a timely manner while conducting site visits and evaluation reviews. Prevention Program Field Representative are responsible for all other duties assigned by ODMHSAS. Job duties may be subject to change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type/Salary:
• Application period: Until filled
• Full-time
• Vacancies: 3
• Annual Salary is $49,750+
• Primary Working Hours are M-F; 8-5
• FLSA Status: Non-exempt
• Hybrid remote work schedule available

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Human Relations, Psychology, Public Health, Public Administration, Education or related degree and four years professional experience in behavioral health field, of which two years must be in substance abuse prevention or other related prevention or public health experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTE: No substitution for bachelor’s degree. 
Preference may be given to applicants who are Certified Prevention Specialists.

Special Requirements:
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill any job-related travel normally associated with this position and as such have a valid driver’s license.

Benefit Highlights:
ODMHSAS is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.   Our benefits include:

• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• Student Loan repayment options
• Training opportunities for CEU requirements

About us:
The role of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) Prevention Division is to create healthy communities, in which people have a high quality of life, including healthy environments at work and in school; supportive communities, and neighborhood connections with families and friends; and communities free of substance abuse and mental health problems. ODMHSAS uses the Strategic Prevention Framework to plan and implement effective prevention services. The framework is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention - to reduce risk and increase protection.  Prevention programs include, but are not limited to, Mental Health First Aid; the Oklahoma Partnership Initiative;  the Oklahoma  Prevention Needs Assessment; PACT 360;  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); underage drinking prevention initiatives; and youth suicide prevention and early intervention initiatives.

PIN: 4520-1342;2722;1342
Announcement #: 2022-07 CO

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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