Based in East Harlem, two long-standing and well-regarded harm reduction organizations in New York City are seeking an Harm Reduction Specialist. The non-profits, the process of completing a merger, are innovative organizations serving low-income people who use drugs and other marginalized individuals. The wide range of mobile and center-based services are delivered by upwards of 80 staff and peer workers, and include syringe access, overdose prevention, public health, care coordination, medical care, holistic, peer education, and advocacy services. The organizations have a combined $7 million budget made up of mainly government grants.
The Harm Reduction Specialist works primarily in our street based mobile health unit (Winnebago). The Winnebago provides no barrier care to our most vulnerable participants including harm reduction supplies, bathrooms, respite, harm reduction education, case management, and motivational clinical care. This is often a chaotic setting, and the Harm Reduction Specialist must be comfortable navigating high stress environments. The Harm Reduction Specialist is responsible for engaging every person that enters the Winnebago to ensure they are enrolled in our program, oriented to our services, connected to case management or clinical care, and that we are meeting their immediate needs. The Harm Reduction Specialist is also responsible for ensuring the Winnebago is clean at all times, including cleaning bathrooms between every use, monitoring bathrooms, and distributing supplies. This position works with active substance users who most often struggle to make changes to their use and need support and education to practice harm reduction. The Harm Reduction Specialist is also responsible for deescalating conflicts, setting clear boundaries, and ensuring there is a calm flow of participants in the Winnebago.
This position at NYHRE is NOT office based. Services are rendered from a street-based outreach mobile unit stationed in neighborhoods of high need. This individual must be comfortable providing services on a mobile outreach unit, in public spaces such as parks and under bridges during all weather conditions.
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Based in East Harlem, two long-standing and well-regarded harm reduction organizations in New York City are seeking an Harm Reduction Specialist. The non-profits, the process of completing a merger, are innovative…
Please submit a cover letter outlining your experience and/or interest in harm reduction, Spanish/English proficiency, and interest in the position in addition to your curriculum vitae/ resume. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered for the position.
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Subject: Harm Reduction Specialist - Winnebago
Attention: Hiring Manager
Washington Heights CORNER Project and the New York Harm Reduction Educators are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate relative to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical status, or history of incarceration. Individuals who have personal experience with drug use, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with justice system involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter outlining your experience and/or interest in harm reduction, Spanish/English proficiency, and interest in the position in…