$18 – $20/hour depending on experience. Schedule: Flexible schedule required (some nights and weekends).
LGBTQ+ people, BIPOC, and people in recovery are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Kennedy Plaza (KP) Harm Reduction Project Coordinator will lead a team of street outreach workers providing stationary, street-based outreach services to individuals frequenting Kennedy Plaza living with substance use disorder. The team will provide harm reduction and overdose prevention materials, assist them in accessing health, housing and social services, and connect them to treatment and support services. This position will be based in Kennedy Plaza and will be outdoors for approximately 5 hours per day. Person must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time.
Outreach Workers work within a harm reduction and person-centered model. All duties are performed with a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team approach.
The person will be a trained Peer Recovery Support Specialist or will obtain the certification within one year of hire. Must have street outreach experience, and supervisory experience preferred.
- Support individuals experiencing substance use disorder, homelessness and living in the community through such activities as: Narcan training, provision of harm reduction materials including needle exchange, connections to treatment and detox services, HIV/HCV testing, as well safer sex supplies distribution
- Engaging in one-on-one contact with individuals on the streets in the area around Kennedy Plaza
- Advocating on behalf of clients and/or supporting them to advocate for themselves
- Collaboration and coordination of services with appropriate community agencies; – liaising with hospitals and community agencies; – consultation with mental health professionals (eg., nurses, social workers, doctors)
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with community partners and work together to identify and improve processes that enhance service
- Maintain and enter records, reports, and data collection necessary for program functioning and evaluation
- Ordering, inventory, and ensuring that all supplies are adequate for the daily outreach shift
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed
- Supervising other outreach staff on-site
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Accept responsibility for professional competency as appropriate to his or her or their discipline.
- Works within the policies, procedures and practices approved by Project Weber/RENEW.
- Primary case management and assessment skills regarding a variety of needs usually acquired through peer life experiences and other community programs.
- Knowledge of community resources and services, social and environmental determinants of health, health promotion, disease prevention, curative, rehabilitative and support services.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience working in an outreach role.
- Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and perspective, respect for clients’ independence, individualized client focused care, and flexibility.
- Must have valid license (driving outreach van is a required part of position).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and contact information with “KP Project Coordinator” in the email subject line
Project Weber/RENEW is an EEO employer.