PreventionWorks, a needle exchange and harm reduction program in the District of Columbia, is hiring a Program Specialist. The Program Specialist will assist the Executive Director and the Deputy Director.

The Program Specialist will provide harm reduction services, materials, information, and counseling to active drug users; manage volunteer resources; develop and present harm reduction and other health education programs; help the Executive Director prepare funding proposals and reports; assist the Executive Director in preparing narrative and statistical reports as required by funders and internal project management; work with the Deputy Director to develop and implement a program outreach plan; maintain a network of community resources, referral arrangements, and agency collaborations; maintain a database of PreventionWorks' services and participants; maintain inventory and oversee supply ordering; Provide HIV pre- and post-test counseling; assist the Deputy Director in all aspects of managing service delivery, including scheduling staff coverage and driving program vehicle; and assist the Executive Director with expansion, development and implementation of services and program protocols.

Applicants should have a knowledge of harm reduction and needle exchange and HIV and hepatitis diseases, transmission, prevention, and treatment; strong interpersonal skills, strong sense of quality service, and ability to engage people; ability to work harmoniously with program participants, staff, volunteers, visitors, board members, and community partners; strong skills in computer-based data-management and word processing; ability to work a flexible schedule; a bachelors degree; and a valid driver's license and ability to drive program vehicle

Send resume and cover letter to:

Paola Barahona, Executive Director, PreventionWorks, 1407 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, fax to (202) 939-7827, e-mail prevworks@mindspring.com.

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