Under the supervision of the Overdose Prevention Manager and working alongside other staff, the Outreach Specialist will assist in implementing and evaluating outreach work plan, conduct street and mobile outreach for active injection drug users in high-need areas of Greater Boston, provide overdose prevention trainings with community groups and businesses and will provide on-site health education duties as needed. The mobile outreach specialist will operate the outreach van and may transport participants to appointments as needed.
1.Conduct street and mobile outreach activities with active drug users in areas or neighborhoods identified as high-risk or high-need within program catchment areas. Includes, but is not limited to, Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Watertown, Everett, Medford and the Jackson Sq. and Egleston Sq. neighborhoods of Boston.
2. Conduct blood draws for HIV/HCV/STI counseling and testing both on and off-site. Provide screening and risk reduction sessions, as well as education and referrals as necessary.
2.Provide training on overdose prevention and naloxone to active users, their allies and other service providers.
3.Provide clients with easily accessible, low threshold services that operate within the harm reduction framework. This includes assisting clients with accessing support services such as primary care, drug treatment, homeless shelters and legal advocacy, as well as enrolling them in syringe exchange and overdose prevention services.
4.Participate in daily drop-in operations when needed including, opening and closing procedures to help ensure facilities are clean, safe and welcoming.
5.Conduct activities related to building and maintaining partnerships with local first responders and conduct community advocacy.
6.Assist Outreach Manager in program development and evaluation.
7.Respond to overdose and behavioral health crises as necessary.
8.Attend and participate in departmental, collaborator and funder meetings and trainings.
9.Meet agency participatory expectations
10.Perform related duties and projects as assigned
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
Under the supervision of the Overdose Prevention Manager and working alongside other staff, the Outreach Specialist will assist in implementing and evaluating outreach work plan, conduct street and mobile outreach for active…
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with…