Public Health Prevention Specialist, City of Worcester

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Public Health Prevention Specialist
City of Worcester
The city of Worcester Division of Public Health seeks a dynamic professional who will serve as an expert in local public health prevention, specifically for the regional response to addiction partnership and opioid overdose prevention. The incumbent must be able to work creatively and independently under the direct supervision of the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Director of Public Health. This highly skilled individual must have knowledge, skills and experience with grant, contract, budget, and project management, diverse populations, coalition building, research, and an understanding of public health policies and evidenced-based strategies. Candidate must have the ability to: facilitate meetings and lead trainings, work with people in recovery from substance use disorders, enhance community based partnerships, assist with the development and implementation of health grants, and be a key staff member in the public health team. Must be willing to travel inter-state and have a flexible schedule to work nights and weekends, as needed. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public health, health studies, health education, community health, psychology, social work, sociology, community development or any health related degree; BS/BA required. Two years previous experience including grant management and behavioral health. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, public administration, social work, or any health related degree; MS/MA or CPS preferred. Five or more years’ experience working in the substance use prevention or behavioral health field. Worcester resident is preferred. Salary Range: $46,084.00 to $59,546.00, full-time, excellent benefits package. To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Room 109, 455 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 by August 3. Direct inquiries please contact City Hall Human Resources room 109, 508-799-1030. The city of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to Worcester residents. (posted 7/10 exp. 8/3)