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Job Title: Justice-Involved Overdose Prevention Specialist
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Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 11/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Raleigh,  NC    USA
Position Description: The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Justice-Involved Overdose Prevention Specialist to support the CDC. This position will work with IVPB overdose team and other partners to identify and initiate planning for high priority interventions to reduce overdose among justice-involved populations. This position will also work with IVPB staff and a variety of public and private agency partners engaged in overdose response efforts. People with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. RESPONSIBILITIES • The position will be responsible for engaging current and new partners, identifying and evaluating evidence-based and best-practice interventions and proposing implementation plans for North Carolina jurisdictions. • Complete project with clearly defined guidance, next steps, and point people/agencies for proposed interventions. • Support the development, implementation, and expansion of evidence- based strategies and best practices to address overdose among justice-involved people (including people in and leaving carceral settings and people on probation/parole). • Expected to complete project with clearly defined guidance, next steps, and point people/agencies for proposed interventions. Identification of core components of post-overdose response teams, recommended promising practices for program integration of certified peer support specialists. • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • 3-5 years minimum experience working with people who use drugs, people involved in the criminal justice systems, or related population group • Experience developing and implementing programs/interventions. • People with lived (drug, criminal justice) experience strongly encouraged to apply. • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success as a team player • Ability to interact effectively and provide guidance to staff members • Strong organizational skills and highly capable of tracking, summarizing and reporting activities

Organization Description: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60- 741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans. The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment. Relocation expenses are not included.

Closing Date: 2/16/2019
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Justice-Involved Overdose Prevention Specialist
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Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
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  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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