Addiction Services Outreach Specialist

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No.: OC-66442 Name: Addiction Services Outreach Specialist
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 08/26/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 10/22/22 08:30AM
Salary: $42,074 - $57,647 annually (Monroe County)

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. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam: 

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.

Special Requirements:

If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test for employment with Monroe County Government.

 

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