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Health Services Supervisor, Substance Misuse and Problem Gambling Prevention, Bend, OR

Organization: Deschutes County
Category: Supervisor
Location: Bend, OR
Date Job Posted: March 9, 2023
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Health Services Supervisor, Substance Misuse and Problem Gambling Prevention

Salary $6,576.50 - $8,813.13 Monthly
Location Bend, OR
Job Type Regular, full time, full benefits
Department Health Services
Job Number 2023-00066
Closing 4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Our Mission is to promote and protect the Health and Safety of Our Community. Our department has a primary responsibility to help address the basic health and wellness of Deschutes County residents. The department offers services at more than 40 locations in Deschutes County including public schools; health clinics in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters; five school-based health clinics; agencies such as the KIDS Center and the State of Oregon Department of Human Services; area hospitals; care facilities and homes.


We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.


In this position, you will have the opportunity to supervise a seasoned team of staff whose primary charge is prevention and health promotion in areas that include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other emerging substances and behavior concerns, as well as problem gambling and tobacco cessation. There are five full-time staff that work with a variety of community organizations to improve conditions where negative behaviors associated with these topics can be prevented or reduced. In addition to providing oversite of day-to-day operations, the Health Services Supervisor will help to ensure integration and alignment within the team in order to produce strength and depth of services in the community.

The role will also be charged with helping to coordinate overdose prevention and response activities within the County and the region, and be the primary coordinator for community awareness information coming through this team.

This position is housed within the Prevention and Health Promotion (PHP) section, which in addition to the Substance Misuse and Problem Gambling Prevention team, includes Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention as well as School Based Prevention Services. Collaboration amongst all of these teams is critical for service delivery. The entire PHP section includes 18 staff and the Supervisor directly reports to and works in coordination with the PHP Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate team leadership which includes but is not limited to creating realistic service delivery goals and objectives and evaluation processes; in collaboration with staff, defining operational systems to maintain and improve service delivery; staff performance evaluation, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Program area coordination, which includes but is not limited to strategic planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and conducting on-going quality improvement processes.
  • Community awareness, which includes but is not limited to ensuring access and awareness of services to the community, key leaders, and organizations.

What You Will Bring:

Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Prevention and health promotion principles and practices.
  • Ability to review and interpret data and move toward data informed decision making.
  • Facilitation and critical thinking skills.
  • Coordination and collaboration toward a common goal.

Skill in:

  • Leadership that motivates and inspires others.
  • Community based population health.
  • Communication, problem solving and strategic planning.
  • Project management.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email and/or text only. Please opt in for text messaging or check your email and your account for application status.

Review the full job description by clicking HERE.


$6,576.50 to $8,813.13 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.


Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) for full benefit details.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Health, Behavioral Health, Business, Public Administration or related field;
  • AND five (5) years of related experience, including supervisory experience;
  • OR an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) or more years experience in community based prevention and health promotion.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Completion of a Certification as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) within two years of hire date.

Deschutes County will comply with the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 333-019-101) requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees working in a healthcare setting. It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent provide proof of vaccination status or request and be approved for an exemption based on legitimate medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs (for detailed information on exceptions, please review section (4), (A) and (B)) by October 18, 2021 or their date of hire, whichever is later. Deschutes County provides reasonable accommodation as required by applicable law, and those finalists seeking a reasonable accommodation from the vaccination requirement may submit a copy of the medical or religious exemption form as prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority in order to certify the reasons for requesting an exemption. There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates that progress to the final stage of the process.

Agency Deschutes County Human Resources
1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201
Bend, Oregon, 97703
Phone (541) 330-4643

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