Jobs at Sonoran Prevention Works

Overdose Prevention Coordinator

2 Positions available:
Southern Arizona Coordinator – Primarily serving Graham and Gila County
Northern Arizona Coordinator – Primarily serving Mohave County

FTE, non-exempt
$40,000 with benefits

Reports to: Program Director
Supervision responsibilities: None at this time
Travel: Greater than 25% of the time

The Sonoran Prevention Works Overdose Prevention Coordinator takes the lead on overdose education and naloxone distribution for their assigned region.

This program works in collaboration with a consortium of organizations dedicated to reducing rural overdose deaths. Taking a harm reduction approach, the Overdose Prevention Coordinator will distribute naloxone directly to people who use drugs and other individuals, and will work closely with organizations to incorporate customized overdose prevention programming centered around safer drug use and naloxone availability. The employee will lead public overdose prevention trainings to community members, as well as staff & client trainings at outside organizations. This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in public speaking, written communication, street outreach, persistence, and creative problem-solving. The Overdose Prevention Coordinator will take on additional work to decrease stigma surrounding overdose prevention, such as attending coalitions & public meetings, talking to media, and speaking at conferences, and other tasks as identified by the Overdose Prevention Program Director.

  • Lead trainings in assigned region on overdose prevention, recognition, and response using naloxone to community members, organizations, and law enforcement
  • Assist in customizing policies & procedures for organizations to implement overdose prevention programming
  • Provide individualized education to people at risk of overdose and their friends & family on overdose risks and naloxone use
  • Coordinate with local health departments, community groups, medical facilities, treatment centers, and law enforcement to set up trainings and provide overdose prevention assistance & naloxone
  • Attend local coalitions, town halls, city council meetings, etc. to build relationships and present on SPW overdose prevention efforts
  • Provide referrals and support to those seeking treatment services
  • Data entry on naloxone distribution, trainings, and overdose reversal reports
  • Assemble naloxone kits
  • Research outreach opportunities
  • Conduct street outreach
  • Advertise overdose prevention training events
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • At least one year experience working in a substance use setting
  • At least one year experience in public outreach highly desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability to thrive while working autonomously
  • Must embrace the concept of harm reduction and be comfortable engaging with people who use drugs and their families
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licensed in the State of Arizona
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings & weekends on occasion

People who use (or used to use) drugs, current or former sex workers, people of color, women, members from the LGBTQIA communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bookkeeper

FTE, non-exempt
$17-21
Monday-Friday, 8-4/9-5
Phoenix office

Reports to: Deputy Director
Supervision responsibilities: None at this time
Travel: Less than 10% of the time

The Sonoran Prevention Works Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accurate financial entries and records for the organization. In partnership with a CPA and the SPW Deputy Director, the Bookkeeper enters financial transactions into our accounting system on a daily basis, assists with accounts receivable and accounts payable, organizes receipts, prepares financial reports, and submits expense reports to funders. The Bookkeeper keeps the chart of accounts organized and assists the team with reconciliation.

  • Properly codify transactions in accounting software
  • Coordinate with staff to collect and organize receipts and expense information
  • Creating and sending invoices (accounts receivable)
  • Submitting payroll
  • Maintaining and applying accurate allocation formulas to expenses

Required

  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and/or Quickbooks Online
  • Prior experience with nonprofit finance/accounting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cost allocation and multi-departmental accounting systems
  • Must be committed to harm reduction philosophy and to working with people and communities impacted by drug use and sex work
  • Interest in expanding your analysis and knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in society and in drug-related harms, and are committed to building and/or deepening your commitment to racial equity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter with creative problem-solving skills

Preferred

  • Experience with state or federal financial reporting a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government contracts and GAAP
  • Facilitative and collaborative leadership style. Proven ability to work in a dynamic team. Must be able to flexibly share leadership

Proficiency with Quickbooks Online, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office
Applicants who are fluent in Spanish, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+, or with lived experience with drug use, sex work, HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

The hourly rate range for this position is $17-$21, depending upon experience and qualifications. Sonoran Prevention Works offers benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance, 3-4 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and mileage reimbursement.

Sonoran Prevention Works (SPW) is a statewide nonprofit committed to improving the quality of life for Arizonans made vulnerable by drug use, sex work, and other stigmatized activities. Founded in 2011, SPW has rapidly grown to manage the state’s largest overdose prevention and naloxone distribution program, maintains a syringe service program in Kingman, works to change policy at state and local levels with its constituent advocacy network, and is one of the nation’s first harm reduction programs to bill Medicaid for outreach services. SPW currently maintains a staff of over 20 employees in 7 counties, with a budget of $2 million.

People who use (or used to use) drugs, current or former sex workers, people of color, women, members from the LGBTQIA communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harm Reduction Outreach Worker, Yavapai County

FTE, non-exempt
$33,280-$35,360 with benefits

The Sonoran Prevention Works (SPW) Harm Reduction Outreach Worker (HROW) will conduct street outreach and engagement with people who use drugs in their assigned region. They will deliver resources and power directly to people who use drugs. The HROW will use community organizing techniques to empower individuals and communities to improve the systems that impact them.

Taking a harm reduction approach, the HROW will develop person-centered goals with people who use drugs and follow through with participant-driven services and referrals. Street-based services include but are not limited to: HIV and hepatitis C rapid screening, overdose prevention education, transportation, employment skill building, wound prevention, and warm handoffs to other services.

This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in verbal and written communication, street outreach, persistence, fostering a person-centered approach, and creative problem-solving. Ideal candidates are interested in expanding their analysis and knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society, and are committed to building and/or deepening their commitment to racial justice work.

The Harm Reduction Outreach Worker represents the company professionally and positively to enhance and promote the core values and mission of Sonoran Prevention Works, always exercising the utmost discretion, diplomacy, and tact in participant and community interactions. Reports to the HROW Team Lead and the Program Director.

Travels regularly within the county. Requires own reliable vehicle.

  • Research and coordinate with local health departments, community groups, medical facilities, and treatment centers for community outreach of services offered.
  • Conduct street outreach at least once per week
  • Distribute supplies, referrals, and other resources on the streets
  • Conduct HIV and hepatitis C screenings at street outreach events at least once per week
  • Complete at least 14 hours per week of intakes, assessments, skills training and peer support services
  • Provide all services that support goals in a harm reduction framework
  • Provide individualized education and risk reduction plans to people at risk of drug-related harm, overdose, and other health disparities
  • Document encounters on the Practice Management System and other data entry systems for meeting agency, state, and health plan standards
  • Accurate encounter entry to billing within required timeframes
  • Previous experience working in a substance use setting
  • Previous experience in outreach highly desired
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong one on one listening skills
  • Strong tendency towards honest and transparent communication
  • Ability to navigate systems from a support perspective
  • Flexible to a newly developing program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability to thrive while working autonomously
  • Must embrace the concept of harm reduction and be comfortable engaging with people who use drugs
  • Applicants experienced in Electronic Health Records and case management strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license in the State of Arizona
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings & weekends

Sonoran Prevention Works is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who are LGBTQI, and people who have personal experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV, and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.

SPW does not discriminate in any of its activities or operations 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.