Syringe Exchange Peer Educator — Washington Heights Corner Project

Are you interested in being a SYRINGE EXCHANGE PEER EDUCATOR? Are you a current drug user or have a close connection to active drug users in Washington Heights or Hamilton Heights (155th to 135th between Riverside & Edgecombe)?

Are you interested in providing other drug users with clean needles, safer smoking supplies and safer sex supplies? Are you committed to educating the drug-using community about HIV/HCV prevention in a non-judgmental way?

Washington Heights CORNER Project is looking for PDSE Peers!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have daily interaction with drug users (heroin, crack, cocaine) in Washington Heights or Hamilton Heights that are NOT connected to syringe exchange services
  • Are comfortable working alone on their own schedule or in teams  to provide supplies to those need them (e.g. deliver syringes and supplies to individuals or in locations where drug users live/congregate)
  • Provide 9 hours minimum outreach on your own schedule to drug users, attend a weekly 1-hour meeting at the WHCP, and keep records of syringe and educational transactions

*$75/week stipend for 10 hours minimum* Monthly Unlimited Metro Card*

If you are interested, contact Sarah Deutsch (Community Development Coordinator) at (212) 923-7600 ext 21 <sarah@cornerproject.org> OR stop by the WHCP office at 566 West 181st Street @ St Nicholas

Due date for Washington Heights PDSE Applications: October 19th

Due date for Hamilton Heights PDSE Applications: October 23rd

 

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