Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Job Description

The Overdose Prevention Coordinator will manage and evaluate the targeted expansion of the DHS Overdose Prevention Program, with the goal of preventing overdose deaths in NYC shelters. This will entail planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the naloxone distribution program.

The Department of Homeless Services is recruiting for a City Research Scientist II to function as an Overdose Prevention Coordinator who will:

  • Update and deliver overdose prevention trainings for shelter staff, including DHS Peace Officers,
    manage requests for trainings, and collaborate with and make referrals to external trainers
  • Perform data collection and track and analyze naloxone distribution data and overdose reversal reports,
    create and manage reports, prepare quarterly Intranasal Naloxone Report
  • Maintain electronic records of names of trainees, training dates, and of designated staff dispensers
  • Update and maintain program policies and procedures
  • Manage naloxone supplies so there is no shortage, and manages orders and distribution; set and
    manage deliverables for shelter staff/trainers distributing naloxone
  • Collaborate with other units, divisions, including shelters and programs, to evaluate naloxone
    distribution and usage in the DHS shelter system
  • Provide technical assistance to certified responders, trainers and shelter programs
  • Responsible for ensuring State Overdose Reporting Forms have been reviewed by Medical Director
    and are forwarded to the state
  • Follow up and track all non-fatal overdose occurrences, making contact with shelter providers to ensure
    linkage to substance abuse treatment are made and related data are entered into the DHS database

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor  relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, fiscal management, or in a related area, 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as
    described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

  • Willingness to visit shelters to support shelter-based staff and assess program procedures
  • Demonstrates interest in learning educational policies and Federal Law (McKinney Vento Homeless
    Assistance Act) regarding Students in Temporary Housing.
  • Demonstrates interest in learning the management of large scale programs and city, state and federal
    regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and shows interest in field work
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the homeless population, including families, children and youth.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Have excellent and effective communication skills.

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Work Location
33 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004

Job ID 285547
Business Title Overdose Prevention Coordinator
Civil Service Title RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Code No 21755 Level 02
Title Classification Competitive
Proposed Salary Range $ 78,630.00 – $ 88,213.00 (Annual)

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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