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University of Rochester Health Project Coord - 224546 in Rochester, New York

Health Project Coord Job ID 224546

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Part-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 20 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych



Provides support and guidance to Strong Recovery's Peer Support Specialists. Assist in the development of peer support services standards.Collaborates with the rest of Strong Recovery Outreach Team to facilitate connection to appropriate services for patients. Facilitate trainings and performance improvement activities for Peer Specialists. Under direction of the Outreach Team Supervisor, ensures peer scope of practice standards are adhered to in care delivery and professional conduct. With guidance from Strong Recovery senior leadership, promotes adolescent and other specialty services to the community. Participates in community activities and events that provides opportunity to disseminate information about these services. Coordinate and facilitate Opioid Overdose Prevention Program training and distribute naloxone within URMC as well as in the community. This position will work closely with the Outpatient Program Director and the Sr. Director of Addiction Services to maintain positive relationships with the community. Reports directly to the Outreach Team Supervisor with dotted line to Outpatient Program Director for community relations supervision.


Under general direction and with some latitude for independent judgment:

Provides guidance and direct training for Peer Support Specialists to achieve, monitor and improve Adherence to practice standards. This also includes the process of care, new services implementation and evaluate compliance with scope of services. Assist in orientation of new Peer Specialists. Also provide ongoing mentoring for peer support services and other related outreach services. When appropriate, accompany new peers in the field as part of orientation and mentoring process.

Coordinate Strong Recovery's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. Facilitate naloxone training sessions in-person and via zoom. Distribute naloxone kits to trained individuals. Work in collaboration with the Administrative Assistant for naloxone ordering, inventory management and reporting.

Coordinates efforts related to community events and activities. This includes training activities and events sponsored and/or supported by Strong Recovery. Attend to event tables and distribute program materials, pamphlets and other related information. Participates in activities that facilitates promotion of adolescent and young adult services. Speak to schools, community centers, recovery centers and other related agencies about the adolescent/young adult services as well as other specialty services.

Remains available as consultant to Strong Recovery senior leadership as needed and to support community oriented activities as needed. Facilitate the SRPAC and serve as liaison to DPACC.

Performs other related duties as required and subscribes to the Department's goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. Participates in available cultural competence events and trainings.


Bachelor's degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or technicalfield and 2-3 years of related experience in peer support and community outreach; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as peer advocate and/or family advocate preferred. Experience participating and organizing community oriented events. Computer Skills (Database/MS DOS, Windows, MS Excel Access and PDF or similar). Requires valid NYS Driver's License with satisfactory driving record. Good communication and interpersonal skills required. Self-directed and motivated with demonstratively strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled