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Criminal Justice Coordinator

Company: MASS
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Department of Public Health's (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction (BSAS) is seeking a dynamic applicant to fill the role of Criminal Justice Coordinator for BSAS.

The Criminal Justice Coordinator will assist the Criminal Justice Coordinator III with Coordinating, monitoring, developing, and implementing programs designed to serve justice-involved individuals with histories of substance use disorder. In particular, the incumbent will monitor and evaluate programs and initiatives aimed at improving health and other positive outcomes for justice-involved individuals from Houses of Corrections, Departments of Correction, and other correctional settings on a statewide basis. Reviews and analyzes data as assigned. Response to inquiries about projects, maintains liaison with local programs, other relevant DPH staff, outside consultants, and other state agencies. Develops reports, attends meetings, makes presentations, and performs other duties, as assigned. in the delivery and monitoring of criminal justice-related activities as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all-inclusive):

  • Coordinates and monitors programming and contracted services for individuals with histories of substance use disorder who are re-entering the community from incarceration statewide with a particular emphasis on expanding and enhancing services for men of color.
  • Organizes and monitors the implementation of initiatives designed to increase positive health outcomes using a public health model for individuals with substance use disorders who are incarcerated or otherwise involved with the criminal legal system.
  • Convenes provider meetings and facilitates access to available training and technical assistance.
  • Collaborates on the implementation of statewide projects and initiatives designed to increase access to medication for opioid use disorder for individuals in correctional settings and upon re-entry into the community.
  • Performs data analysis and conducts site visits for assigned contracts and related programming.
  • Work together with other State and community-based partners on related initiatives for individuals re-entering the community or otherwise involved in the criminal legal system.
  • Ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Provides technical assistance to assigned contracts around programmatic, clinical, fiscal, and data collection-related issues. Evaluates programs and activities in order to determine progress and effectiveness, and to make recommendations concerning changes as needed.
  • Performs related duties such as attending meetings, and conferences, maintaining records/files, writing grants, and preparing reports. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Required Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of the public health addictions intervention, treatment and recovery support services system and the criminal legal system.
    • Understanding of clinical and programmatic practices as they apply to addiction intervention, treatment and recovery support and the criminal legal system.
    • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
    • Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
    • Able to understand and oversee assigned program budgets and billing. Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.
    • Capable to communicate effectively and establish rapport with others.
    • Capability to plan and organize work schedule to efficiently manage responsibilities of position.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Knowledge of the public health addictions intervention, treatment, and recovery support services system and the criminal legal system.
      • Understanding of clinical and programmatic practices as they apply to addiction intervention, treatment and recovery support, and the criminal legal system.
      • Able to analyze and determine the applicability of data, draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations. Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
      • Comprehension of regulations, policies, procedures, laws, standards, and guidelines governing assigned activities. Knowledge of the organizational structure and functions of the Bureau.
      • Understanding of the types and uses of agency informational systems.
      • Awareness of the implementation and management of federal grants and state appropriations. Ability to manage contracted services and collaborate on state systems

        About the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services:

        The Mission of the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) is to foster healthy life choices through culturally responsive services that prevent, treat, and promote recovery from substance-related disorders.

        Our Guiding Principles include:
        • Addiction is a chronic disease that can be successfully prevented and treated.
        • Eliminating the stigma associated with addiction is essential to our work.
        • Substance use disorders affect individuals, families, and communities across the Commonwealth.
        • No single treatment is appropriate for everyone and medications are an important element of treatment for many individuals.
        • People affected by substance addiction should be treated with dignity and respect.
        • Ability to understand and oversee assigned program budgets and billing. Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.
        • Ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with others.
        • Ability to plan and organize work schedule to efficiently manage responsibilities of the position
          The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services acknowledges the history of structural racism in the United States and its impact on health outcomes. The Bureau is committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents, focusing on traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations.

          BSAS oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by substance addiction. Learn more about our important work at the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) .

          About the Department of Public Health:

          The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high-quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

          We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

          DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offers services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities, and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages, and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

          More information can be found at MA Department of Public Heal th

          Pre-Hire Process:

          A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

          Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

          Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

          If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

          For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

          Qualifications:
          First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

          MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

          Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

          Substitutions:

          I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.*

          II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

          III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

          *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

          Comprehensive Benefits

          When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

          Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!

          Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

          An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

          The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

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