Alabama DMH / Mental Health Specialist IV (State Opioid Coordinator)

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JOB TITLE: Mental Health Specialist IV (State Opioid Coordinator)
OPEN DATE: 3/10/2023
CLOSE DATE: 3/24/2023
JOB LOCATION: Department of Mental Health RSA Union Building 100 North Union Street Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
NUMBER: 23-21

• Range 82 ($66,331.20 – $111,667.20 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or in a human services field.
• 60 months or more experience in the facilitation, planning, provision, and monitoring of substance use treatment services.
• 24 months or more experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
• 24 months current permanent status as a Mental Health Specialist III with ADMH and experience as indicated above.

Human services field includes the following disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, Special Education, Sociology, Speech Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Physical or Occupational Therapy, and any related academic disciplines associated with the study of Human Behavior, Human Skill Development, or Basic Human Care Needs.

• Ability to travel within the state of Alabama, which may include overnight stay and possible out-of-state travel.

• Ensures that all opioid-related duties are coordinated within the ADMH and with outside partners to ensure that services are provided in a cohesive manner.
• Engages and supports stakeholders and members of the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction council in meeting the objectives of the Alabama Opioid Action Plan by providing administrative support.
• Coordinates information from private and public organizations across Alabama that are working on some aspect of addressing the opioid overdose crisis to ensure that the Governor’s Opioid Council has a full understanding of current activities occurring in an effort to combat the opioid crisis.
• Assists ADMH treatment and prevention staff on opioid-related grants.
• Assists with the naloxone distribution saturation plan.
• Serves as the project coordinator for the State Opioid Response grant.
• Serves on the ASADS board as the ADMH representative.
• Coordinate training events that support ADMH staff and providers and ensure CEUs/CMEs are offered as appropriate.
• Promotes the growth of long-term relationships with outside partners, staff, and stakeholders.
• Represents the ADMH in various speaking engagements and boards to promote and support the opioid crisis response efforts.

• Knowledge of network services and organizations for the treatment of adults with substance use disorders in Alabama.
• Knowledge of certification, licensing, and accreditation standards and their application to adult substance use treatment services.
• Knowledge of substance use disorders and evidence-based drug-free and medication-assisted treatment strategies.
• Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to substance use treatment services for adults and their families, including confidentiality, privacy, and other client rights issues.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to analyze business situations, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and formulate an effective course of action.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state-level staff, community providers, stakeholders, and the public.
• Ability to develop short and long-range plans.
• Ability to understand, interpret and write grants.
• Ability to organize and conduct meetings, trainings, and workshops effectively.
• Ability to provide consultation and technical assistance.
• Ability to express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to proficiently operate a personal computer including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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