Crisis Hotline Numbers:

Mental Health & Addictive Disorders

1-800-256-2522

Developmental Disabilities

1-800-637-3113

Employment Opportunities

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is looking for talented, driven and highly-qualified individuals who share our mission: To serve as a catalyst to help individuals with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, and addictive disorders realize their full human potential.

If you share a vision to build a more unified Northeast Louisiana, please check out the following employment opportunities:

REGIONAL TRAINING, EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR     

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates regional efforts with the State Training, Education and Technical Assistance Consultant housed at OBH
  • Coordinates all training and technical assistance provided to prevention and treatment providers, prescribers, healthcare professionals, schools and communities across the region regarding opioid use and misuse.
  • Acts as liaison to local partners who will provide further technical assistance and training.
  • Prepares and reviews reports related to training, education and technical assistance.
  • Presents information to community partners and to relevant agencies.
  • Participates in grant-related trainings, meetings, and functions as applicable.

 

Qualifications for Position:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience and experience

Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in training, education, planning and/or program development.

 

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to LGE Executive Director or designated staff person; Data reporting requirements to State STR Lead Training Consultant

 

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of opioid epidemic, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, cultural competency, and familiar with local stakeholders, including: providers, child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health offices and services.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

 

Personal Qualities: Ability to maintain favorable public relations, and provide community leadership.

 

Amount of Travel/Other Special Conditions or Requirements: Ability to travel across the region (regularly), and attend state meetings.

 

Salary Range: .5 Fte or hourly consultant, budgeted at $26,000

 

Hours Per Day or Week: 20 hours/week

 

Regional BH Peer Recovery Support Specialist       

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist clinic staff in creating a recovery-oriented environment by addressing barriers and negative messages and making recommendations for improvement
  • Assist clients who have experienced social stigmatization with their sense of acceptance and affiliation
  • Provide practical help, mentoring, advocacy, coordination of services, side-by-side individualized support, problem-solving
  • Provide direct assistance to help clients obtain necessities of daily living
  • Promote client self-advocacy skills
  • Assist clients with development of community supports
  • Represent the agency and the Peer Support Program at health fairs, festivals, and other public gatherings
  • Provide education on mental illness, addictive disorders through peer to peer programs for clients and their families
  • Participate in program recruitment and referrals
  • Develop and coordinate creative group outlets, group activities and special events
  • Assist with coordination, management and monitoring of Opioid STR program;
  • Plan and coordinate the monitoring and reporting process, ensuring all required data and reports are submitted appropriately.
  • Serves as liaison with the state-wide BH Peer Recovery Support Specialist housed at OBH.

 

Qualifications for Position:

  • A high school diploma or GED; Peer Specialist certificate
  • Personal lived experience with an addictive disorder
  • At least one (1) year of demonstrated recovery
  • Recovery Support Specialists are required to maintain their own recovery.

 

Supervisory Relationships: Reports to LGE Executive Director

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Computer skills, including, but not limited to familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Training and certification in Peer Support

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations, and provide community leadership.

 

Amount of Travel/Other Special Conditions or Requirements: Ability to travel across the region (regularly), and beyond (as needed).

 

Salary Range: $29,000-$32,000

 

Hours Per Day or Week: 40 hours/week

 

 

 

 

NE Delta HSA has recently been designated as an approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. This program provides many benefits to communities, clinicians and approved sites. Clinicians who work at NHSC-approved sites are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to pay off student loans. NHSC clinicians are also eligible to apply for additional financial support in return for additional service. Approved sites can recruit clinicians through the NHSC Jobs Center, which enables providers to search and review a comprehensive list of NHSC-qualifying job openings across the nation. The NHSC is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

All NEDHSA job announcements can be found at www.jobs.la.gov.

For questions or concerns about any vacancies, please contact Sharla.Coates2@la.gov or 318-362-4160 or Demetrius.Roberts@la.gov or 318-362-5337.