Neighborhood Services Department
Public Health Intern
The Manatee County Opioid Abuse Prevention (MCOAP) Program is a substance abuse strategy currently under development in Manatee County, Florida in partnership with AmeriCorps and Volunteer Florida. This position will assist in the planning, design, and development of an opioid abuse prevention program. The overall mission of the program will be to reduce substance abuse in Manatee County.
This is a unique opportunity for an inquisitive, self-motivated, and service-oriented individual to make a positive impact in the areas of substance abuse prevention and intervention for those throughout Manatee County.
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Develop a theory of change model and implementation plan for a Substance Abuse Prevention Program in Manatee County Florida.
Create an evaluation plan to track the desired outcomes that result from the Substance Abuse Prevention Program.
Assist in formulating AmeriCorps Member roles in the planned intervention.
Assess fidelity to the evidence-based Substance Abuse Prevention Program model and identify any key components that will be modified and those that will be kept the same from the nationally approved model.
Analyze previous outcomes of various Substance Abuse Prevention Program interventions and plan for potential new outcomes that may result due to changes in the structure of the program.
Outline the proposed outcomes expected as result of the proposed Substance Abuse Prevention Program and establish the baseline for measuring impacts.
Provide Support for a series of planning events and lead outreach to stake holders to obtain community buy-in and secure match dollars from private sector.
Assist in developing AmeriCorps Member recruitment and member selection criteria.
Research the ways AmeriCorps volunteers can be integrated into the various functions needed
Engage community stakeholders, partners and the community.
Assists with media relations on substance abuse prevention and program-related topics
Assures compliance with grant requirements.
Knowledge of substance abuse prevention.
Ability to use independent judgment, analyze information, and formulate appropriate solutions.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and then communicate findings.
Ability to communicate in a clear and succinct manner, orally and in writing.
Ability to make professional presentations.
Ability to adjust work schedules to meet the demands of the position.
Ability to work independently, with individuals and teams, and without bias.
Ability to demonstrate proficient public relations skills.
Ability to drive and travel as deemed necessary.Minimum Qualifications
Must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seeking a graduate (post-baccalaureate) degree or senior level graduate studies. (Proof of current enrollment required at time of application.) May consider recent graduate of master's program. If not enrolled as bonafide student, assignment may not exceed six months.
Knowledge, Abilities, Skills:
Sufficient personal initiative, confidence and responsibility to own a project and its success. Energy and tenacity to stick with the project and always find a path forward to complete it.
Temperament to learn -- changing behavior whenever something could be done better. Ability to read and follow protocols of project management. Effective communication skills - both writing and speaking.
Ability to engage and gain value from those who can help during the project and in using its findings. Ability to work in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently.
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners offers a comprehensive benefits package to regular full-time and part-time employees. For more information about our employee benefits, which are governed by policy and subject to change, visit:
Manatee County Government