Overview

The Harm Reduction Coordinator, under the direction of the Harm Reduction Supervisor, is responsible for the coordination of Syringe Exchange services, community outreach, policy implementation, and recruitment/training/engagement of volunteers. Harm Reduction Coordinator will be responsible for managing community outreach efforts, creating and preparing programmatic updates to funding partners. Responsibilities include: building relationships with stakeholders, program participants, and performing street outreach, in addition to overdose prevention training, naloxone distribution, and HIV/ Hep C testing.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or closely related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience communicating across a broad cross-section of groups and individuals
  • Grant Writing and/or reporting experience
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends, and ability to work evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with drug users, highly marginalized or homeless populations
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction practices and principles

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach and targeted case findings to engage new participants in harm reduction services. Facilitates assistance and coordination with other HR staff to ensure excellent engagement into needed services;
  • Complete timely and accurate funder reporting within the respective data bases;
    Manage volunteers by training and scheduling as appropriate to support syringe exchange efforts on harm reduction resources, health education, and referrals to services;
  • Responsible for engagement of high-risk individuals through outreach, in-reach, peer engagement, and referrals from other community organizations
  • Conduct overdose prevention trainings, and other community trainings to support cultural competencies of other community providers to serve high-risk substance using individuals;
  • Cultivate and/or initiate collaborations between treatment agencies and facilitate communication about trends observed throughout the community;
  • Identify, implement, and execute contractual agreements/policies with partnering agencies/stakeholders;
  • Maintain a sufficient stock of program necessities, including inventory and ordering of supplies for NOSS;
  • Evaluates programmatic efforts to ensure proper administration, implementation and outcomes of programs, recommends program changes and best practices;
  • Assists in development of educational communication materials, meeting the needs of agency service providers and considerate of various ethnic, socio-economic levels and community groups; administers, coordinates, or completes special projects including grant writing;
  • Responsible for communicating, monitoring, and interacting on behalf of NOSS on various social media platforms and community forums;
  • May be required to fill in at NOSS clinic, cross- train on NOSS duties and responsibilities, as appropriate and within scope of practice;
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