Coordinator of Special Initiatives

November 5, 2020
Job Type
Career level
5-10 years
salary range in US $
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Are you passionate about making a difference in others' lives? Then come join the Straight and Narrow team!
Headquartered in Paterson, NJ, Straight and Narrow is the largest program of its kind. We provide innovative and compassionate services to individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We are looking for dedicated, caring and compassionate people to work in our Residential/Outpatient Treatment Facilities and Community Programs.
Coordinator of Special Initiatives
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (Flexibility needed to meet the needs of the Agency)
Location: Paterson, NJ
Position Specific Responsibilities and Duties
Research for block grants and other relevant government funding for the agency.
Coordinate with the Executive Director (ED) and CFO to prepare required documentation, apply for funding and follow through as necessary.
Support accreditation process for all programs and departments (example:CARF)
Annual renewal of agency contract/grant for each department.
Partner with members of senior management in planning and development of all new initiatives and programs.
Conduct GAP analyses on utilization and liaison with senior management to develop initiatives to address areas that need improvement
Be the point person for all site visits.
Conduct mock-site visits in preparation of upcoming inspections to include review of clinical, medical and physical plant requirements to ensure compliance.
Preparation of required agency documentation as requested by the governing bodies prior to site inspections.
Completion of license renewal applications and related documentation.
Maintain good working relationship with regulatory, funding and monitoring representatives.
Oversee preparation of each unit’s Plans of Correction, complaint investigations, Incident Analyses and ensure that they are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
Develop and maintain agency’s policies & procedures in conformance with the regulatory standards. Ensure that all policies are uploaded onto the agency intranet website and are accessible to staff.
Develop and maintain various agency forms in conformance with the regulatory and agency policies. Ensure that all forms are uploaded onto the agency intranet website and are accessible to staff.
Provide support to the CQI process
Admin support to the CQI Committee Chair (E.D.)
Oversee and participate in all sub-committee meetings
Provide oversight of CQI subcommittee work and liaise with committee and sub-committee chairs and monitor adherence to reporting requirements and records keeping.
Analyze CQI sub-committee outcomes and prepare annual CQI report for the ED and Board of Trustees reflecting improvements brought about by the CQI process.

Follow all Electronic Health Records (EHR) policies.
Management of the critical incident reporting system, assignment of categories to incidents and ensure proper follow up action is taken. Identification of critical incidents which are deemed reportable as per regulations. Working closely with Directors to ensure State reports are initiated, completed and submitted for all reportable events.
Responsible for the notification of reportable events to the UIRMS Coordinator at DMHAS as well as other State regulatory agencies as appropriate.
Preparation of quarterly and annual reports for ED and Board of Trustees reflecting all reportable events and corrective actions taken.
Maintenance of affiliation agreements/MOU with outside agencies to ensure a continued collaborative relationship.

For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We participate in employee discount programs such as the Working Advantage program.


Masters Degree with 5 years experience in Human Services/related field and Credentialed LSW, LAC, LCSW, LPC, or LMFT, plus LCADC or working towards LCADC.
Must have good interpersonal and supervisory skills including the ability to direct others appropriately and to prioritize, organize and delegate tasks. Must possess excellent writing skills and good working knowledge of computers.

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