Health Educator Consultant
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Experienced
HEALTH EDUCATOR CONSULTANT

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. Itfacilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City (NYC).

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers through contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.

 

The Healthcare Provider Initiatives Unit (HCPIU) within BADUPCT is funding several community-based organizations in 2022 through the Expanding Buprenorphine Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness with Opioid Use Disorder (EBOHP) initiative, which is designed improve access to buprenorphine treatment for people experiencing homelessness (PEH) in NYC. More specifically, this program will facilitate the engagement of PEH in same-day, evidence-based treatment for OUD with buprenorphine and increase opportunities to connect people to treatment, including via telemedicine. This initiative is expected to increase connection to care and contribute to a reduction in opioid-related morbidity and mortality.

 

As part of EBOHP, contracted organizations existing outreach teams will be provided training around opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics. BADUPCT seeks a Health Educator Consultant to lead development and dissemination of a training curriculum to support this initiative.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Buprenorphine Outreach Project Lead, the Health Educator Consultant will coordinate and contribute to the development and dissemination of communication and training materials, as well health education activities as needed for the EBOHP program.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DELIVERABLES

  • Conduct literature reviews and desk research on assigned topics.
  • Compile and develop training materials from existing resources and research around opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics.
  • Contribute to the development of pre- and post-training assessments/surveys in collaboration with the HCPIU team.
  • As assigned, provide virtual (webinar) and/or in-person trainings to contracted organization staff.
  • Assist with scheduling trainings as needed.

 

  • Development of video/oral training series with approximately 10 modules related to opioid use disorder, harm reduction, stigma, trauma-informed care, overdose prevention, outreach and engagement, and low-threshold buprenorphine treatment, among other topics, to be distributed/delivered to staff community-based organizations.

Format of the modules is to be determined by consultant in conjunction with HCPIU team but is likely to include recorded presentations, eLearning training modules, and live trainings as appropriate.

  • Development of visual aids or handouts related to trainings, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities may be added as needed and agreed to.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science.
  • Background in public health, drug policy, and/or field related to substance use and/or harm reduction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural racism and principles of health equity, and commitment to advancing health equity.
  • Experience in health education, health promotion, and/or health communications.
  • Experience conducting trainings for diverse audiences including staff at different levels of community-based organizations.
  • Experience synthesizing information across a variety of quantitative and qualitative data sources as well as scientific and public health literature.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite including creating presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Experience in creating presentations and training curricula and preparing briefing documents on a variety of topics.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience providing oral presentations and conducting webinars.
  • Experience developing web-based trainings using eLearning authoring tools.
  • Experience developing surveys and/or pre/post knowledge assessments.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

 

CONSULTANCY DETAILS

The consultancy is expected to begin in January 2022 and continue through April 2022, with possibility of extension.

 

Consultant will be paid based on completion of deliverables. Total budget amount will be based on the Consultants hourly rate and final scope of work. All engagement is currently virtual and opportunities for in-person activities will be contingent on City and State health and safety guidelines

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted..

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

 

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