Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Community Coordinator for the Department of Psychiatry. The Community Coordinator will be member of Psychiatry Center of Excellence (COE) team who builds relationships with individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in order to support the patient's journey towards recovery. Individuals with personal experience with recovery from OUD or substance use disorders (SUD) are encouraged to apply.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Community Coordinator will meet individuals with OUD at the time of diagnosis and guide linkage to appropriate clinical services, including initiation of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Community Coordinator will provide continuity of care by meeting patients in various clinical care settings, including during emergency department visits, addiction treatment appointments, medical appointments, social service appointments, as well as individual and group counseling.
Performs outreach by meeting with patients in the community.
Community Coordinator will act as allies and advocates for individuals with OUD as they encounter challenges during their struggle with opioid use, will foster relationships built on trust and respect, and will encourage engagement and retention in treatment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, or a high school diploma plus equivalent years of experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirements.
Applications from individuals with personal experience with recovery from OUD or SUD encouraged.
Be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
Serves assigned shift which may include one (1) weekend day.
On-call duties as assigned.
Have good knowledge of public transit system or willingness to learn and teach.
Be able to use computer to record services or be willing to learn.
Valid driver's license.
Must possess own vehicle or alternate means of transportation for use to outreach individuals served within Newark, NJ.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be certified or working toward eligibility for Certification as a CADC or related discipline.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently. Hearing is essential. The ability to focus on the task at hand despite numerous interruptions. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and document into an electronic medical record. The employee will spend time driving, walking, standing, bending, and talking with individuals served in the community located throughout the County. May transport of individuals served in state vehicles. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
WORKENVIRONMENT: The work environment includes both office based services, hospital-based settings and community outreach. Individual wellness checks and crisis intervention required. Subject to unpredictable situations, patient crisis, to include behavioral, medical and psychiatric crisis.
Multiple positions available.
Posting Number: 19ST1742
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 86603
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.