LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey- Hybrid (Office/Remote) Work Environment
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Exempt- 37.5 hours/week
ANNUAL SALARY: $68K-$73K
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the 4 P’s Plus section of the Perinatal Risk Assessment (PRA) in prenatal settings to assist in identifying birthing individuals at risk for substance abuse and provides ongoing training to healthcare providers in Northern NJ. Coordinates public and professional education on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and other substances. Provide supervision for the Smart Choices for a Healthy Life program, which involves the delivery of FAS education to diverse audiences, including students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, colleges, and school nurses.
- Manage Perinatal Addiction Prevention Project (PAPP) functions to ensure objectives set by the New Jersey Department of Health are met.
- Manage the Smart Choices for a Healthy Life program to ensure objectives set by Division of Developmental Disabilities are met.
- Provide administrative and supervisory oversight to the PAPP and Smart Choices for a Healthy Life team members.
- Train and provide ongoing provider education and support on the use of the 4 P’s Plus section of the PRA for clinicians working with birthing individuals.
- Collaborate with the Partnership’s education department to assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of all professional education for both programs.
- Receive inquiries and requests for educational presentations for consumers and professionals and assign team member to fulfill the request.
- Facilitate and coordinate, along with program team members, consumer education utilizing the Life Course Model to individuals of reproductive age including perspective fathers.
- Actively participate in the evaluation of educational workshops, employing structured evaluations forms, using pretests and posttests when applicable, and seeking verbal feedback, when possible, from participants.
- Oversee program data collection and prepare quarterly reports by their respective due dates, review them with the Director of Public Health Initiatives, and ensure their timely submissions.
- Maintain and regularly update a regional directory of addiction services and resources for pregnant individuals with the assistance of the PAPP team members.
- Conduct outreach, foster collaboration and maintain communication with community partners, government agencies, member hospital staff, including prenatal care providers to identify needs and assist with patient referrals.
- Maintain oversight of the budget allocated for both programs, ensuring that expenditures align with approved allocation. Prepare and submit invoices when required.
- Disseminate educational brochures to prenatal care providers, treatments programs, and community events.
- Conduct regular staff meetings with the PAPP and Smart Choices for a Healthy Life team members to assess program progress and address any challenges or opportunities for improvement.
- Attend statewide meetings convened by the NJ Department of Health and actively participate in regional committee meetings to identify community needs and resources relevant to both programs.
- Work closely with the maternal and child health consortia in Central and South region to coordinate services, resource directories, educational brochures, and program needs assessment.
- Act as a resource for prenatal care providers seeking treatment for expectant individuals.
- Meet regularly with the Director of Public Health Initiatives to provide program updates and progress, get approvals as needed, and discuss plans for achieving project objectives.
- Participate in supervisor’s meetings facilitated by Partnership administrative staff.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for direct reports.
- Handle additional assignments and tasks as requested.
- Master’s Degree in the field of social services, nursing, or public health required.
- Licensure by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC); certification by the Addictions Professional Certification Board of NJ as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC); Certification in Addiction (CARN) by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board preferred.
- Certification as a Perinatal Addictions Specialist (CPAS), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), or Women’s Treatment Specialist (WTS) a plus.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field of maternal and child health and/or substance abuse prevention, intervention or treatment.
- Knowledge of perinatal addictions
- Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
- Possess excellent verbal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
- Ability to work independently as well as function as a team member.
- Computer literacy required.