1) The Program Coordinator will be responsible for activities associated with CAHEâ™s Bloom mental health and substance abuse program.
2) He/she will work closely with the Program Manager and Director of Programs and Engagement, and other staff members to plan, implement, and evaluate Bloom, a mental wellness and substance abuse prevention/treatment program targeting Asian, African, and other immigrant/refugee and minority communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
3) The Program Coordinator will not provide direct services, but will instead be involved in overseeing and assisting Bloomâ™s coalition of community-based organizations that deliver mental health and substance abuse services.
4) This position requires project management, frequent communication with community-based partners, management of monthly meetings, maintenance of a behavioral health referral network, and record keeping.
5) Develop and facilitate an outreach and a capacity building program focusing on culturally informed mental wellness and substance abuse interventions through community engagement and technical assistance.
6) Lead coalition building and sustaining efforts for the Coalition for Asian Substance Abuse Prevention (CASAP) in Chicagoâ™s Chinatown neighborhood.
7) Collaborate with schools, law enforcement, governmental agencies, and other members from different community sectors on CASAP to implement prevention programs, media campaign, media advocacy, and environmental-level strategies.
8) Conduct data collection, needs assessments, and analyses to support program planning.
9) Prepare Semi Annual and Annual reports.
10) Attend grantee meetings and trainings as required by programâ™s funding agencies.
11) Assist in disseminating data from programmatic efforts in the form of manuscripts for academic publications and presentations for scientific meetings.
12) Provide assistance to CBOs who are interested in applying for funding and provider certification through the Illinois Department of Human Services â“ Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR).
13) Collect, organize, and submit CBOsâ™ SUPR hours using a government-provided automated reporting and tracking system.
14) Audit SUPR hours and reimbursements, and work with CAHEâ™s accountant to ensure CBOs are paid in a timely manner.
15) Support complex cross-team planning sessions for roadmap, technical trade off decision making, work intake, dependency identification and risk mitigation plans.
1) Ability to negotiate successfully on behalf of a unit.
2) Solid understanding of how to deliver supportable systems with cost-effective maintainability as a design objective.
3) Project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage own time well and achieve objectives.
4) Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
5) Ability to train others.
6) Excellent project management skills.
7) Knowledge of program planning and implementation.
8) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures as well as HIPAA.
9) Analytical skills.
10) Problem-solving skills.
11) Facilitation skills.
12) Attention to detail.
13) Organizational skills.
14) Verbal and written communication skills.
15) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
1) Bachelor's degree
2) Master's degree
1) 1-2 years of community based program management experience
2) Familiarity working with minority populations
2) Cover Letter
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