Administrative and Office Specialist III

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jul 10, 2018
Aug 01, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Senior Community Coordinator, School of Nursing

The Empowered Communities Opioid Project (ECOP) is a regional collaborative that will partner with the Prince William Health Department, George Mason University, Mason and Partners Clinic, the Department of Behavioral Health Services, Community Services Boards, Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, Prince William County Criminal Justice Services, State Probation and Parole, and the SkillSource Group. This ECOP will create a unique and innovative approach to addressing the opioid crisis by adding needed medical and social services components to care coordination for at risk released inmates from the regional jail system.

The Senior Community Health Navigator is a peer who will supervisor a small team of peer navigators. The incumbent will manage a caseload of recently released inmates, providing peer recovery services. The Senior Community Health Navigator is also a member of the research team and will support the project manager with administrative duties. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Direct Participant Support:

  • Peer coaching. Develop a one-on-one relationship with program participants who are early in their recovery journey. Encourage, motivate and support. Provide social support and informal counseling.
  • Peer recovery resource connecting. Provide information on available resources for individuals with a history of opioid abuse.
  • Building community. Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and social networks. Conduct outreach that promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community health.
  • Recovery group facilitation. Facilitate recovery-oriented group activities, including support groups and educational activities.
  • Record keeping. Collect data to help identify community health and social needs and community gaps. Supervision:
  • Manage day-to-day program operations, including weekly supervision of a small team of peer support specialists.
  • Be available, as needed for peers, to help provide guidance.
  • Support ongoing professional development of peer community health navigators. Administration:
  • Develop and implement recovery-oriented peer support services for groups and individuals, and support peer navigators in content delivery.
  • Assist the project manager with logistical set-up of meetings and trainings, mailings of resources.
  • Collect and input data for grant outcomes, logging into database and ensuring the evaluation team at VDH has needed information.
  • Assist the project manager in the coordination of program participants needs. Required Qualifications:
  • Experience delivering peer recovery services
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Working knowledge of current best practices and developments in the field of mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders and/or peer recovery services. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach
  • Experience in curricula design, development and training of peer support specialists
  • Outcome- and measurement-focused—identify what is/isnt working and adjust work accordingly
  • Positive attitude! Be a change agent.

Special consideration will be given to peers who have a history of an opioid substance use disorder and are in recovery > 2 years.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-07-30

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