Program Specialist in the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project (PAPP) will promote public awareness of prenatal and perinatal substance use. Provide community education on this topic.
- Provide consumer education to women of reproductive age with an emphasis on middle school through college age women utilizing the Life Course Model.
- Present in person, virtual and recorded education using a variety of teaching tools to professionals, providing professional continuing credits when possible.
- Participate in community events and health fairs to disseminate educational materials and obtain information about related services.
- Provide ongoing support and technical assistance to private/public prenatal care providers on the use of the 4 P’s Plus section of the PRA when screening pregnant women on first prenatal visit.
- Participate in PAPP Quality Improvement by identifying healthcare providers requiring assistance in the referral section of the 4 P’s Plus and implement a Plan, Do Study Act cycle to improve performance.
- Evaluate educational workshops using a written evaluation form and /or verbal feedback.
- Collect data and submit monthly reports in a timely manner.
- Identify community needs by participating in regional committee meetings
- Collaborate with staff to update Regional Directory of addiction services for pregnant women.
- Provide educational brochures to prenatal care providers and treatment programs.
- Utilize a pre and post-test for educational programs whenever possible.
- Attend meetings of Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project convened by the Department of Health/Reproductive and Perinatal Health Services staff.
- Act as resource for prenatal care providers seeking treatment for a pregnant woman.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in the field of social services or related field with a current license or Registered nurse (RN)-Master’s preferred
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Licensure by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) or certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or Certification in Addiction (CARN) by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.
- Certification as a Perinatal Addictions Specialist (CPAS) or Women’s Treatment Specialist (WTS) a plus.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to:
Judith King, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CPAS, FASD Educator
Manager, Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of NNJ
333 Meadowlands Parkway, Suite 101
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Two years’ experience in maternal and child health and/or substance abuse prevention, intervention or treatment.
Experience organizing and conducting educational trainings and evaluations.
Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills.
Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability to work individually as well as function as a team member.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Computer literacy in MS Office