Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 15-Sep-2020 to 28-Sep-2020 (EST)
  • OASAS- Office of Addiction Services and Supports
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • 66,007
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort

September 14, 2020 


Opioid Overdose Outreach Training Specialist

State Opioid Response (SOR) 2 GRANT

Salary Grade 21:  $66,007 - $ 84,517


The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one qualified candidate to fill the position of Opioid Overdose Outreach Training Specialist to assist in the opioid overdose prevention portion of the State Opioid Response 2 (SOR) initiative at the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).  The initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is designed to address the opioid crisis in New York State.  The OASAS implementation approach is to fund providers that are part of a regional network that will use an array of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services to combat the opioid crisis.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Using SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention TOOLKIT and other materials, Training Specialist will conduct opioid overdose prevention trainings throughout New York State.
  • Work collaboratively with Coordinator and regional stakeholders, including Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs), to address regional network collaboration and resource sharing to increase access to Naloxone and Opioid Overdose Prevention training.
  • Ensure that all materials and naloxone kits are prepared and available for all trainings.
  • Ensure that rooms are set up appropriately, including materials and resources, sign-in sheets, and appropriate mechanism to verify attendance for credentialing training hours.
  • Report data in a timely manner as required by New York State Department of Health.
  • Prepare various reports regarding the initiative activities.
  • Extensive and frequent one-day and overnight travel throughout New York State is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of professional training experience.  Training experience in a behavioral health or medical setting preferred.  A Master's degree can be substituted for one year of professional experience. A Ph.D. can substitute for two years of professional experience.

Preferred Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in public health, public administration, sociology, psychology or related field.  Experience working in culturally diverse communities and bilingual (English and Spanish) are assets.  Other qualifications include strong writing, oral communication, and presentation skills; ability to work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment with changing needs and priorities; and proficiency in Microsoft Excel or Access, Word, and PowerPoint.  Candidates must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.


Successful candidate will be based in the OASAS office at 1450 Western Avenue, Albany.


To commensurate with experience.


To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter no later than September 28, 2020 on our website at Opportunities at  Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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