Baltimore and Washington, DC Job Opportunities in Syringe Exchange Field 6/29/01

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Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore:

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has two openings for the position of Case Manager. The Case Managers will work on risk assessment, social medical history and ASI. Work will be done in conjunction with the Baltimore Needle Exchange and Methadone Clinics, with drug users enrolled in those programs. Responsibilities will include assessing needs and making appropriate referrals to social services; implementing and documenting a strengths based case \management model; and completing paperwork for referrals such as housing, medical care, etc.

Applicants should have computer and data entry skills, be familiar with ACASI software and be able to work independently. Useful qualifications also include a Bachelors or Masters degree (preferred), knowledge of research and clinical trials; comfort and experience working with IV drug users; familiarity with Baltimore City Social Services and Methadone Clinics; 2+ years of experience; prior experience in conducting psycho-social assessments and referring clients to community services.

Job number H-01-3468, pay Range: $31,887-$35,873, full-time, Monday to Friday, benefits include tuition remission, paid vacation and sick time and paid training. For further information visit online.

National Study of Syringe Exchange Programs, Washington, DC:

The National Study of Syringe Exchange Programs, a five-year, multi-site study of syringe exchange programs throughout the United States entering its second year of data collection, is seeking an Interviewer to work in Washington, DC. The position is part-time, 15 hours/week, $15/hour. The interviewer will work for six months collecting data from participants of the Washington DC syringe exchange program, Prevention Works. Job tasks include describing the study to participants, obtaining informed consent and using a laptop to conduct the interview.

The interviewer must be comfortable working with drug users and syringe exchange staff, and should have basic familiarity with computers (such as the ability to send e-mail), and either outreach or research experience.

For more information or to apply for the position, contact: Naomi Braine, PhD, Beth Israel Medical Center, (212) 387-3870 ext. 5773 or [email protected].

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