Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator

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Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted January 10, 2023

Agency Name
Chatham County Public Health Department

Work County

Job Contact
Dorothy Rawleigh dorothy.rawleigh@chathamcountync.gov 919-545-8322

Job Location
80 East St.
North Carolina
Job Description

The Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the county’s Coordinated Overdose Prevention Action Plan. The plan is the product of an ongoing collaborative response to the opioid crisis in Chatham County involving law enforcement representatives, public health, Chatham Drug Free, social services, courts programs, first responders, Chatham County Schools, emergency management, substance use and mental health treatment and recovery providers, healthcare providers, substance use prevention specialists, non-profit organizations, and others. Working with this collective impact partnership (the Sheriff’s Prevention Partnership on Controlled Substances, or SPPCS), the Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator coordinates the execution and evaluation of progress towards the plan’s five strategic goals: Prevent new cases of substance use disorders; Protect the health and safety of people with substance use disorders; Ensure that all Chatham County residents have access to affordable and appropriate treatment services when they need it; Reduce stigma and the structural barriers that limit success in recovery for people with substance use disorders; and Build a strong data-driven partnership to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of our collective work. The coordinator also leads Chatham Drug Free, a non-profit coalition and the Prevention Subcommittee of the SPPCS. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator is responsible for managing the Opioid Settlement Fund, including ensuring all reporting requirements are met, and pursuing additional resources to advance this work, such as through grant writing and identifying new strategic partnerships.
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