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Peer Job Naloxone Saturation Program

Summary

The Peer Worker will work with other members of the Syringe Exchange Program and Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange to ensure the timely and on-going implementation of the Naloxone Saturation Program. The Peer, in collaboration with other staff, will conduct outreach, assist with Naloxone training of participants, provide harm reduction education, and distribute Naloxone kits to those who successfully complete the training course.

The Peer Worker will be required to perform a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Conducting street outreach to identify and secure participants to be enrolled in and complete the Naloxone overdose training
  • Presenting and discussing harm reduction information (that includes safer shooting techniques, risk reduction strategies, overdose prevention, and vein care) with participants
  • Completing necessary forms to ensure enrollment of participants in the program and to meet contractual requirements as defined by funders
  • Assisting with training of those recruited for the Naloxone Saturation Program
  • Assisting with preparation of supplies and tracking of inventory
  • Attending training and other meetings related to the program and as requested by the supervisor
  • Establishing a respectful, welcoming and friendly atmosphere with participants and community members
  • Attending staff meetings as requested by supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience doing street outreach
  • Ability to engage drug users in a respectful and non-judgmental way
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles, HIV, Hepatitis C, substance use
  • Flexible with scheduling work hours, and available some Saturdays and some evenings
  • Excellent team player
  • Effective communicator and presenter
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Detail oriented and a self starter
  • Experience working with people of various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Location:

The South Bronx and East Harlem

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to Maria Perez, Director of Outreach and Advocacy mperez@nyhre.org

 

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