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Catchment Area Council (CAC) Coordinator

Job Description:

CAC’s fall under the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations – a State of CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) funded program. This RBHAO serves DMHAS’ Region 1 (14 towns in Fairfield County.) The CAC Coordinator promotes the voice of lived experience, supports outreach to new members, and provides leadership, coordination and follow-up to CAC meetings and initiatives.

 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate and/or attend various quarterly meetings of 2 Catchment Area Councils – Stamford and Bridgeport

  • Coordinate CAC subcommittees when needed

  • Work with other staff to prepare strategic planning reports, Epi Profile report, mental health and substance misuse priority reports, as required under the RBHAO Grant

  • Maintain communications with CAC members, including sharing legislative updates and documents / resources of interest via email and HubCT social media

  • Outreach to potential CAC members 

  • Attend regular CHIP meetings 

  • Serve as The Hub’s liaison to state advocacy efforts, including attending the monthly Keep The Promise Coalition meetings and other statewide advocacy groups

  • Work in collaboration with other Hub staff and identified community partners to plan and organize 2 regional legislative forums

  • Assist in responding to community requests for information or resources

  • Collaborate with other Hub staff on initiatives and data gathering 

  • Participate in weekly coordination meeting of Hub staff

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related discipline, with 3 years prior experience in coalition and legislative advocacy

  • Lived experience with mental illness and/or substance use prioritized. Training and certification as RSS or Recovery Coach strongly preferred. 

  • Excellent organizational, writing and research skills 

  • Competent in basic office technologies, Google Suite, PowerPoint, and social media 

  • Spanish speaker preferred

 

Job Classification: 

  • Part-Time from October 2020 through June 2021,   5 hours to max of 10 hours per week

  • Travel will be reimbursed. 

  • Evening and weekend hours may be required at times in this position

 

Send resumé to Janice Andersen:  jandersen@ryasap.org 

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