AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator in Augusta, ME. This full-time, salaried, position will work on our contract for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The position requires a strong public health/clinician/educator with demonstrated interest in disaster behavioral health as well as public health and volunteer management. The work of the Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator is driven by preparing the volunteer Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team and providing guidance, trainings and resources to behavioral health providers and response partners to provide disaster behavioral health support during and following a public health emergency, disaster or mass violence incident. The Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator is responsible for activation and coordination of disaster behavioral health activities for Maine CDC, maintaining Maine CDC’s Public Health Emergency Operations Center’s (PHEOC’s) capability to effectively identify responder safety and behavioral health risks to mitigate the expected impacts that may be experienced by public health professionals, health care volunteers, emergency responders and communities.
Position Preferred Qualifications
- at least three years of experience in a project coordinator/management capacity,
- Master’s or higher degree in the following: social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, nursing, public health or other relevant fields and licensure in a professional discipline,
- managing or coordinating volunteers in real-world emergencies or drills and/or exercises,
- skill/knowledge of the identification, assessment, and treatment of common mental health and substance abuse symptoms and syndromes that frequently follow a natural disaster, mass violence incident or public health emergency, i.e., pandemic
- knowledge about psychological first aid and other interventions effective in disaster behavioral health,
- developing training materials based on evidence-informed research,
- familiarity with all-hazards disaster planning, state emergency management response, Disaster Behavioral Health tools,
- excellent public speaking and teaching/facilitation skills,
- experience in policy, procedure, and protocol development and writing emergency operations plans,
- Completion of FEMA trainings including: IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800 and HSEEP
- administrative experience in grants management and reporting
Position Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in the following: social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, nursing, public health or other relevant fields. Preference given to a master’s or higher degree in the following: social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, nursing, public health or other relevant fields. Licensure in a professional discipline preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in behavioral health together with a minimum of three (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in public health, health care, emergency management or closely related field. Preference will be given to individuals with at least three years of experience in a project coordinator/management capacity.
Travel: 25%-30% travel time. Travel will be required. Employees must have reliable transportation a current and valid Maine Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.
Schedule: While we expect the schedule to generally be a routine scheduled forty (40) hours, due to the critical nature of emergency response requirements, there may be additional requirements of time, potentially including holidays or weekends.
Technical Requirements: Position requires knowledge in the areas of disaster behavioral health, volunteer management, public health, and emergency management as well as familiarity with clinical and research issues regarding the expected psychological, physiological and behavioral impact of disasters and public health emergencies on response professionals, healthcare providers, individuals with access and functional needs, and community members. Necessary skills include project management, planning, volunteer coordination, group facilitation, communications, teaching, public speaking, grant reporting, and technical writing. Position requires ability to work independently as well as part of a team, problem solve, and provide good partner support.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 40lbs; Position requires sitting, standing, bending, and repetitive movements.
AdCare ME values a diverse workforce. We are an AA/EOE.
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