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Harm Reduction Specialist

The Harm Reduction Specialist provides engagement and support services, particularly to program participants around drug and alcohol use, sexual health, and self-harm, using a harm reduction model. The emphasis is on meeting individuals “where they are at” and providing non-judgmental, non-coercive services and resources to individuals. In addition, the Harm Reduction Specialist provides consultation, training, and support to program staff in their work with program participants engaging in behaviors perceived to be risky. The intention is that the Harm Reduction Specialist will be a leader in forwarding Community Access’ commitment to providing services using a harm reduction model.


Qualified candidates must have three to five years of experience working with substance use and psychiatric disabilities; possess a thorough understanding of harm reduction; have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree, preferred ; ability to climb several flights of stairs and travel via public transportation.

Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

HARM REDUCTION SPECIALIST to work at our housing program located at:

910 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221 and

551 Warren Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

This is a full-time position; starting annual salary is 40k, plus an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should apply on

Community Access, Inc. (CA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization that for the last 40 years has helped thousands of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities to make the transition from hospitals and shelters to independent living. Our primary mission is to identify needs and create solutions for homeless people with psychiatric disabilities. Our programs include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy Center, East Village Access—a PROS-licensed training program, Parachute NYC – Crisis Respite Center and Support Line and the Art Collective.

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.


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