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Program Manager Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative in Region 1*

Job Description:

This is a half time position with RYASAP’s The Hub CT; Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) division.

Program manager will work closely with:  The Hub CT staff, Department of Labor’s (DOL) Workplace peer navigators and Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) 

*Definitions

Region 1 includes the following 14 Fairfield County municipalities: Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton

Medium size workplace is defined as 25-250 employees

 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Recruiting medium size workplaces* within Region 1

  • Develop detailed work plan for each identified workplace consistent with RFW Toolkit

  • Procure resources necessary to support worksites 

  • Monthly data entry on all recovery friendly activities 

  • Complete a checklist of all activities completed by a workplace for final designation

  • Attend all meetings and trainings requested by RYASAP and/or DMHAS

 

Job Skills & Education: 

  • BA with business experience and knowledge of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and current opioid crisisExcellent writing and verbal skills

  • Self-directed

  • Time management

  • Expertise with google suites, zoom, and social media 

  • Reliable transportation

 

Other Information: 
 

  • Job location: 2470 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport – tele work and onsite 

  • Travel: required within CT

  • DMHAS funding: May 2021 through September 29, 2022

 

Send resumé and cover letter to Janice Andersen:  jandersen@ryasap.org 

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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