Program Officer - Correctional Health Substance Use Disorder Treatment Access: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
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Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer – Correctional Health Substance Use Disorder Treatment Access, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), located in Mechanicsburg, PA.
The DOC is taking steps to implement access to opioid agonist treatment for persons in custody at state correctional institutions (SCI) for whom such treatment is medically appropriate. The program will begin as a pilot at a select number of facilities, and gradually expand to other facilities across the Commonwealth. Vital Strategies will provide seconded staff to the DOC to assist in the development, implementation, and oversight of this project. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
This position is full-time, fixed-termed (September 30, 2021) with a possibility of renewal.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Secondee shall conduct work as if the Secondee were a full-time employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and shall have the following duties:
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Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:
May be required to move to and from various locations.