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Youth Recovery Coach - Virginia Youth SBIRT - Part Time, Contingent I

Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement
Reston, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Virginia Youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Project is a statewide initiative to develop and implement a sustainable SBIRT model to increase access to evidence-based screening, early intervention, and treatment for substance use and co-occurring problems for youth aged 12-21 in Northern and Eastern Virginia. The primary role of the Youth Recovery Coach is to provide the social and emotional supports that aid in recovery to youth who are receiving substance use and/or mental health treatment services.

** This position is located at our Reston, VA offices for the Center for Drug Policy and Prevention and requires a background check.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Support. Meet regularly with youth receiving substance use and/or mental health treatment services to provide social and emotional support. Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience. Assist youth in their personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions.
2. Advocacy. Assist youth in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy. Advocate and assist in coordination for effective recovery based services that will support the client’s whole health.
3. Connection. Liaise with family members and health care professionals as needed.
4. Support other ADAPT (A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment) functions that would benefit from input from the incumbent.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is required.
Experience: Two years of related experience is required. Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

Company Description
The Center for Drug Policy and Prevention(CDPP) brings together policy experts, advocates and scholars dedicated to scientific research and best practices for stopping the proliferation of drugs and violence in our communities. The center focuses on applied research initiatives to reduce drug trafficking, money laundering, firearms trafficking, drug-related violence, and gang activity, and pursues strategies to advance a public-health approach to resolving the core problem of addiction.

Funded entirely through external grants, the CDPE focuses its efforts on Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, and includes the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. The HIDTA Program which is strongly aligned with the mission of the College of Public Affairs is a federal grant program administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that provides resources to assist federal, state, local and tribal agencies in coordinating activities that address drug trafficking in specifically designated areas of the United States.

Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement

The Center for Drug Policy and Prevention(CDPP) brings together policy experts, advocates and scholars dedicated to scientific research and best practices for stopping the proliferation of drugs and violence in our communities. The center focuses on applied research initiatives to reduce drug trafficking, money laundering, firearms trafficking, drug-related violence, and gang activity, and pursues strategies to advance a public-health approach to resolving the core problem of addiction. Funded entirely through external grants, the CDPE focuses its efforts on Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, and includes the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. The HIDTA Program which is strongly aligned with the mission of the College of Public Affairs is a federal grant program administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that provides resources to assist federal, state, local and tribal agencies in coordinating activities that address drug trafficking in specifically designated areas of the United States.

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