Posting: Care of Southeastern Michigan - Community Organizer

March 18, 2021

Position: Community Organizer
Location: CARE of Southeastern MI – Fraser Michigan
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Why should you join CARE? CARE is a non-profit organization. We are accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARE believes that our employees are our greatest assets. We have been recognized and received several awards honoring our commitment to quality and excellence which include:

  • Detroit Free Press, Top Work Places for 2019 and 2020
  • Macomb Business Awards, Diversity and Inclusion Leader 2020

CARE is seeking someone to support and assist the Healthy Grosse Pointe Harper Woods Coalition in accomplishing its annual action plan and carrying out strategies that will reduce youth substance use in the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods communities and promote optimal mental health through action, education, and collaboration. This person will be working with community stakeholders within the community to further the mission of the Healthy Grosse Pointe Harper Woods Coalition and implement community-level awareness campaigns that focus on youth substance use and mental health.

This position will also facilitate monthly coalition meetings, build and lead ad-hoc committees, collaborate with community partners and attend applicable meetings, recruit and diversify coalition membership to ensure CADCA's 12 sector membership representation, implement comprehensive strategies for community level change, and provide overall technical assistance to the coalition.

Experience in community organizing, data collection and analyzation, and the ability to work with diverse populations is required. Familiarity and connectedness with both communities is highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, education, public health, human services, or criminal justice.
  • Must have registered development plan within 30 days of employment to be certified as a Prevention Consultant or Prevention Specialist (CPC-R or CPS)
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator license.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to translate industry specific data into community friendly language.
  • Coordinate and assist community based anti-drug coalitions.
  • Provide training to coalitions on building capacity and engaging members all community sectors.
  • Aid in creating and maintaining a social media presence for local anti-drug coalitions.
  • Understands and applies the Strategic Prevention Framework to community work.
  • Schedule and implement training programs and projects.
  • Demonstrates full comprehension of management by objective (MBO) plan and meets quality programmatic standards.
  • Completes activities associated with assigned MBO hours in a timely fashion and complete total assigned MBO hours.
  • Disseminate substance use information at health and public fairs, school open houses and other community events as requested.
  • Ability to adjust hours of work based on the community needs, including some evening and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable of national and local substance use and prevention statistics and demonstrates the ability to apply current trends to service delivery.
  • Coordinate and/or assist with agency summer camp (s).
  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships with appropriate agencies regarding substance use prevention.

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