HEZ Community Overdose Prevention Specialist at Thundermist Health Center

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island





Job Description:

HEZ Community Overdose Prevention Specialist
Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA Req #81

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles

General Responsibilities

The Community Overdose Prevention Specialist is a member of the HEZ

team. The Specialist supports the community needs assessment activities of the Woonsocket and West Warwick HEZs, as well as supports OD prevention implementation activities in West Warwick, including developing community-based peer recovery resources.

Required Qualifications

  • A combination of education and skills to effectively carry out responsibilities and assignments, such as previous experience working in a community-based setting
  • Current certification as a Peer Recovery Coach strongly preferred; or willingness to become one within 12 months.
  • Lived experience with a substance use disorder
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment, collaborate with partners
  • Highly organized and strong interpersonal skills
  • Physical Effort/Environment

  • Flexibility to travel locally to meet the needs of the project


  • May require climbing several flights of stairs


  • General office environment; manual dexterity needed for keyboard work, writing, and phone calls

    Work Schedule Demands


    Full-time. Ability to work evenings/weekends as required to meet community needs.


    Communication Skills




  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, required


  • Ability to relate to patients and build trusting relationships


  • Ability to speak in patient first, non-stigmatizing language


  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, community members, and partner agencies


  • English required, Spanish preferred

    Confidentiality of Information


    A high level of confidentiality. Must maintain all policies of confidentiality always and use discretion surrounding agency information and management issues.




    Significant Job Functions


    1. Key member of HEZ team


    2. Support HEZ OD Prevention Work Group (WW)


    3. Provide staff support for OD Prevention Assessment in Woonsocket and West Warwick


    4. Develop, facilitate, or lead peer recovery-oriented group activities. Activities may be social, educational or support-focused.


    5. Deliver Narcan training in community and partner settings


    6. Conduct community outreach and marketing activities related to the HEZ OD prevention plan


    7. Support OD prevention plan implementation activities as appropriate and as time allows


    8. Perform other duties as required


    Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Other details



    • Pay Type Hourly



    • Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA