Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

Kingman, Arizona

Hours
20 hours/week

Compensation
$15/hour – contract position through the end of 2018


Organization

Founded in 2011, Sonoran Prevention Works’ mission is to end health disparities faced by those made vulnerable by drug use & other high risk behaviors in Arizona through harm reduction focused education, advocacy, and evidence-based programming.

Sonoran Prevention Works currently runs several programs, including the state’s largest overdose prevention program, where we provide free education and resources to behavioral health agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, family members, and people who are at risk for overdose. We also pursue policy change to create a more equitable environment for individuals impacted by substance use.

Position

The Harm Reduction Outreach Worker will help to establish and oversee operations foroversee operations for a street-based harm reduction outreach program. Through this program, the Coordinator will use a harm reduction focus to engage with people who inject drugs (PWID) around topics of HIV, hepatitis C, overdose, wound care, drug treatment, safer sex, mental health, health insurance, and more.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Coordinator will recruit and train volunteers, conduct periodic surveys of the program participants, meet with program partners and stakeholders, partner with SPW’s Development Coordinator to identify local donors to support the program, collect data to be reported to the Executive Director once monthly, and compile quarterly progress reports. Training will be provided on harm reduction, HIV, hepatitis C, overdose prevention, the Arizona Medicaid system, and other relevant topics.

Responsibilities

  • Order and track supplies
  • Collect and compile data to be reported to Executive Director monthly
  • Compile quarterly progress report
  • Engage directly with PWID and community partners
  • Recruit, train, and engage volunteers
  • Occasional presentations to stakeholders and partners in county

Qualifications

  • 1 year experience working in substance use or public health field preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and creative in problem-solving
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Drive

Sonoran Prevention Works is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, drug-related criminal record, marital status, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, substance use, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.