Harm Reduction Coordinator, Integrated Harm Reduction

This position provides an opportunity to coordinate an integrated harm reduction program whose function is to increase the overall health and quality of life for people using drugs, people living with HIV, and people at great risk for contracting HIV and/or HCV, by providing a continuum of services that are easily accessible, fluid, and site specific. The program works to lessen the incidence of HIV and other blood borne diseases among communities that are socio-economically disenfranchised, and often disconnected from healthcare services. Funded under several contracts, this program offers an array of harm reduction interventions, including syringe exchange, safer injection counseling, Hepatitis C education, overdose prevention education and training with Narcan distribution, buprenorphine and substance use education, safer sex counseling, individual counseling, support group facilitation, as well as referrals services to primary care, mental health care, substance use treatment, food pantry, and others as appropriate. Services are conducted utilizing a harm reduction approach that supports the client in identifying their own goals around substance use, safer sex and HIV care management. This position supports the efforts of the Clinical Director, to strengthen staffs’ clinical skills around Motivational Interviewing. This position is responsible for coordinating the above services with a Program Director. The positions oversee at two mobile units that operate five days a week to target high-risk neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. As the program partners with several agencies for care coordination and service delivery, management of services at alternative venues is also required. This position is responsible for supervision of harm reduction staff members, and up to ten peer educators.  Education and Certification:   A college degree,Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration or Public Health, or related field, is preferred.Experience may substitute for education.Four years experience in HIV prevention, specifically with clients who are actively injecting required. Significant experience managing a diverse staff and client-base is essential. To Apply: Submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: recruiting@harlemunited.org.