Addiction Services Outreach Specialist, prov.
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Description of Duties
This position, located in the Department of Public Health, is responsible for supporting the efforts of Monroe County government to treat and prevent substance use through community outreach. A majority of duties are performed in the streets and at events. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an Addiction Services Outreach Supervisor or other higher-level staff member. Does related work as required.
Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree plus one (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent professional** experience conducting community outreach, or in responsible public contact work,*** or healthcare, or substance use education, or providing direct substance use prevention or treatment services; OR,
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree plus three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as described in (A) above; OR,
(C) Five (5) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as described in (A) above; OR,
(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.
**Professional experience, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, does not include clerical, secretarial, reception or similar duties.
***Responsible public contact work, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, is defined as substantial face-to-face or telephone communication with adults (age 12+) involving customer service, persuasion, teaching, negotiation, explaining, counseling, or similar activities. The nature of the content is such that it requires judgment on the part of the individual in dealing with or responding to another person.