Town of Ware/Quaboag Hills Community Coalition (QHCC) Substance Use Task Force
Project Coordinator Job Description
Description of Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Coordinator works with the Program Director and QHCC Substance Use Task Force to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Task Force and the federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant are achieved. The goals of the DFC grant are: 1) establish, strengthen, and sustain community collaborations to prevent and reduce substance use among youth; 2) reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing risk and protective factors that influence substance abuse. The Project Coordinator oversees all operations of the Task Force including member recruitment, fund raising, public relations, communications, documentation of work, reporting, and project implementation. Facilitates community partners in processes to conduct strategic planning and guides the Task Force to develop its comprehensive DFC Action Plan. The Project Coordinator is responsible for continually building the capacity of and sustaining the Task Force, insuring the required DFC sector representation and participation, and is responsible for assisting with fiscal oversight, record-keeping functions, and program reporting. Identifies and implements evidence-based, proven environmental strategies to prevent underage drinking and drug use congruent with the Task Force’s Action Plan and Logic Models.
Qualifications and Experience for the Position: B.A. or B.S required, Masters Degree in Public Health or related field preferred. Prior experience in leading community coalition-building, student health data collection and analysis, strategic planning and interventions for substance use prevention, and meeting facilitation.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Knowledge of evidence-based, public health prevention models and prevention science, especially regarding youth substance use prevention; Skilled at program evaluation, data collection and analysis; Experience in building local coalitions and task forces; Strong facilitation and presentation skills; Excellent writing skills, including reports and promotional materials; Broad knowledge of the workings of municipal government; Computer skills including knowledge of social networking tools.
Personal and Professional Qualities: Demonstrates: sensitivity to, and awareness of cultural, racial, ethnic, and social diversity including LGBTQ; awareness of community strengths and culture; initiates activities appropriate to those local conditions; ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders including parents and youth; uses performance feedback from supervisors and staff evaluation process to improve proficiency and skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to maintain objectivity and fairness.
Supervision/Supervisory Relationships: Works under administrative direction of the Program Director and direct supervision of the town of Ware. Position is a Ware town employee.
Travel and Other Requirements: Travel to new DFC grantees meeting, CADCA Academy, and at least one national meeting or conference per year is required. Travel to local, regional and state-wide meetings, conferences/workshops is required. Minimal physical effort is required to perform the duties under typical office conditions.
Salary and Hours: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week, annual salary range of $40,000-$45,000. Hours are primarily 9-5 Monday through Friday; some evening/weekend meetings and events.
To apply for the position, E-mail a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Stuart Beckley, Ware Town Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Mary Rosendale at Trinity Episcopal Church is reaching out to
The Ware River Valley Domestic Violence Task Force to invite everyone here and those we serve to a
Prayer Vigil for Peace in Veterans Park on
Thursday August 4th at 7:00pm
All are welcome, especially those whose lives have been touched by violence.
“OPIOIDS 101: What You Need to Know”
The North Brookfield Substance Use Task Force is holding an informational presentation entitled, “OPIOIDS 101: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, July 28th from 7pm-8:30pm at the N. Brookfield Police Station. AdCare Hospital with be discussing addiction, facts and myths, signs and symptoms of abuse, overdose, and withdrawal, types of treatment, and how to prompt someone to get help. Q&A will follow.
The mission of the NBSUTF is to foster a community of support and hope for those in recovery by addressing and offering prevention opportunities, treatment options, and resources and formed an alliance with The Quaboag Hills Community Coalition Substance Use Task Force. Visit http://qhcc.weebly.com/ for more information. To become involved, please contact Sue Lewandowski at email@example.com.
Built upon the network created while preparing for the recent Chris Herren event, the foundation of this group includes: NB School District; NB Police Department; NB Senior Center; NB Youth Group; churches; recovery organizations; Project New Hope (veterans support); Wendy Sergeant, NP, CAGS, MSN, NA, APRN-BC, PHNP-BC; human service representation; addictions prevention/recovery specialists; and concerned citizens collaborating to help N. Brookfield address all addictions as a community.
Open House The public is invited to visit the new Workforce Training and Community College Center. Holyoke Community College staff will be present to describe available training and credit-bearing classes. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Sheila Cuddy at 413-967-3001 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, August 2nd , 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm 79 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Join us for a Community Health Needs Discussion & share your thoughts.
Every three years hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for the area they serve. The Baystate Health Eastern Region assessments are overseen locally by the Baystate Eastern Region Community Benefits Advisory Council, a group of hospital and community representatives charged with guiding the hospital’s community benefits priorities and planning process. The 2016 CHNA is almost complete. Before the report is finalized Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Wing Hospital would like to share preliminary findings with the public. Please join us for a Community Listening Session to review the health needs identified through research and help us determine any key health issues that you think we may have missed.
Baystate Wing Hospital - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:00 – 4:30 pm Snow Conference Room
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital - Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 – 4:30 pm Main Conference Room
RSVP to email@example.com. Please include “ BWH 6/28 CHNA Listening Session” or “BMLH 6/30 CHNA Listening Session” in subject line. Can’t make one of these meetings - stay tuned - once complete the final Community Health Needs Assessment will be posted on our hospitals websites.
Berkshire Children and Families’ (BCF) Parent Aide Program is changing! As many of you know, we have served Hampshire County families with trained Parent Aide volunteers since 1981, first at Children’s Aid and Family Service and since 2006, at Berkshire Children and Families. On July 1, 2016 we will be shifting from a volunteer home visiting model to a program model in which BCF Family Support Workers provide home visits. The Parent Aide Program will be integrated with our other parenting services in the Pioneer Valley, to be called Family Support, Pioneer Valley. We will continue to serve Hampshire County families in need of extra support. Starting June 1, we will begin taking referrals for Hampshire County families not currently involved with child protective services (DCF). Family Support, Pioneer Valley will begin serving families on July 1, 2016. Please call Gail Fries at (413) 584-5690, ext. 114 to make a referral. I look forward to working with you!
You are invited to Chronic Use of Marijuana in Teens & Young Adults scheduled on Friday, June 3, 2016. Light refreshments will be served. Please plan to eat or bring your lunch with you.
Presented by: Rick Cresta, LICSW, received his MSW and MPH from Boston University. He currently is a part-time faculty member at the BU School of Social Work. In addition, he works as a clinical social worker specializing in work with court involved adolescents and their families. Areas of interest include substance abuse, violence, and gang involvement. He also provides training and consultation to numerous agencies in the New England area.
Below are the details pertaining to this training:
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Training: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Hotel Northampton
36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060, USA
Registration Fee: $20.00 payable to AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
Mail payment to: 5 Northampton Street, Worcester, MA 01605
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Registration Deadline: Friday May 27, 2016 (or when workshop reaches capacity)
Continuing Education Credits: 2.75
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GROUP FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTIONS SUPPORT AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
At Listening Wellness Center, 35 South St. Barre
ONGOING WEEKLY GROUP Fridays 6-7 p.m. starting in May
YOGA AND MEDITATION JOURNALING MUSIC THERAPY, TAPPING AND EMDR ACUPUNCTURE AND ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
And much more. Develop your own stress and addiction management toolbox in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement.
CALL DONNA O’BRIEN, PHD, LMHC 508-287-3415 Many health insurances accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds
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