Post-Overdose Response Team Coordinator

Job description

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Post-Overdose Response Team Coordinator

Position Type:

Temporary Staff

Position Eclass:

ST - SHRA Temp Hourly

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Social Work has approximately 25 faculty and
staff who serve around 500 students in Social Work and Gerontology
programs. Close to 350 students are enrolled in the undergraduate
programs. The PhD program has 14 students and the master’s
programs have approximately 110 enrolled students.

Position Summary:

The Post-Overdose Response Team Coordinator will provide all direct service provisions of the GCSTOP Post-Overdose Response program. This role ensures the delivery of recovery and harm reduction services to individuals who have overdosed that are referred by Guilford County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS). The Coordinator will coordinate with the interns to provide safe, effective, and person-centered harm reduction/recovery services. The Coordinator will also participate in outreach and program participant follow up.

Responsibilities and Duties:

●Coordinator will monitor the database of incoming GCEMS referrals and immediately attempt contact with the referrals to schedule a meeting.
●Coordinator will visit participants referred to the program within 72 hours with a GCSTOP intern accompanying them.
●Coordinator will coordinate with GCSTOP interns for the warm hand-off of participants to intern’s care for case management and recovery action plans.
●Coordinator will carry a caseload of participants of their own.
●Coordinator will work with other GCSTOP Program coordinators to seamlessly enroll in syringe services or hepatitis c testing and referral.
●Coordinator will use person-centered assessments to ensure the needs of the community and our participants are met.
●Coordinator will work with other harm reduction groups in the county to address service gaps and effective service delivery.
●Coordinator will collect data relevant to program evaluation and document effectively using GCSTOP tracking mechanisms.

Minimum Qualifications:

●2 or more years’ experience in the substance use and recovery field.
●Coordinator must have a valid NC Driver’s License.
●Participant must be able to lift boxes up to 40lbs, drive for 4 hours at a time, and sit/stand for up to 4 hours at a time.

Preferred Qualifications:

●Coordinator must demonstrate strong person-centered interpersonal skills and have an unconditional positive regard for participants. Coordinator must have an aptitude for learning in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
●Coordinator must be compassionate and empathetic. Coordinator must also be culturally competent/humble with the IV drug using population.
●People with lived experience of substance use are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tenure Status:


Recruitment Range:


Org #-Department:

Social Work - 12401

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Number of Months per Year:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - C, Sitting - C, Walking - C, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - F, Bending - F

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - C, Inside - F, Outside - F




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Job No:
Posted: 10/4/2020
Application Due: 4/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time