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Prevention Consultant - PDO

Posted 09/29/2023  |  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

State Title: Health Educator II

Class Code / Pay Band: EB96 / 05

Position Type: TGE

Position Number: TBD

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F

Job Description:
Serves as the Project Coordinator for the S.C. Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths (PDO) grant. Under the direction of the Manager of Prevention and Intervention Services, coordinates with other state partners to ensure training is provided to first responders throughout the state related to recognizing the signs of opioid overdose and administering naloxone when an overdose occurs. The S.C. PDO grant will utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to expand the reach of naloxone administration and training to counties throughout the state. Position coordinates project services and activities, including frequent communication with DHEC partners, monthly meetings with all project staff, ordering and tracking of Narcan for first responders, and communication with the project evaluator. Acts as the central collection point for the project and works to ensure that all federal grant reports and requirements are met in the required timeframes.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provides contract development, monitoring, compliance, and technical assistance as directed to grantees funded by DAODAS to provide prevention programs and services throughout the state.
• Coordinates with the division manager and prevention team members on planning, implementing, and evaluating various Primary Prevention Services sub-awards throughout the state.
• Assists with the development of the request for funding application, review process, and contracting process once awardees are selected.
• Monitors monthly financial and program deliverables submitted for accuracy and provides technical assistance to awardees as needed throughout the project period.
• Provides information needed as requested for federal reporting, state inquiries, etc.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
• Professional experience in human services or social services programs
• Knowledge of the substance use disorder prevention field
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, be a self-starter, and maintain program priorities under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Public Health Education or a prevention-related field from an accredited institution of higher learning and one year of relevant program experience OR a bachelor's degree and five years of relevant program experience and knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework planning model
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
• Strong word-processing skills and intermediate spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills
• Competence in public speaking and exceptional communication skills
• Highly developed skills in leadership, organization, workshop development, multimedia presentations, and oral and written communication
NOTE: These Preferred Qualifications are desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to be considered qualified for the position.

Salary: $48,000 - $53,000

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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