Posted on: February 11, 2013

Community Access, Inc. (CA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization that for the last 38 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 950 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy Center, East Village Access—a PROS-licensed training program, and the Art Collective.We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of

HARM REDUCTION SPECIALIST 

to work in our housing programs located in Manhattan and the Bronx.

These are full-time positions; starting annual salary is 40k; plus an excellent benefits package.

Position Overview:

The Harm Reduction Specialist provides engagement and support services, particularly to tenants engaging in risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol misuse, unsafe sexual practices, 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 engaging in risky behaviors. In addition, the Harm Reduction Specialist provides consultation, training, and support to program staff in their work with tenants engaging in risky behaviors. 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.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have three to five years experience working with substance abuse and psychiatric disabilities; possess a thorough understanding of harm reduction; have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the Office of Mental Health (OMH); have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree, preferred

Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested candidates must send a cover letter and resume to:

Community Access
2 Washington Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004 – Attn: HR Dept.

Email hr@communityaccess.org
Fax to 646-365-0458

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.

www.communityaccess.org

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