Job Opportunities: Two Openings at PreventionWorks, Washington, DC

PreventionWorks!, a syringe exchange and harm reduction program located in the nation's capital, has two openings:

SEP Arranged Delivery Coordinator

The SEP Arranged Delivery Coordinator develops, implements, and coordinates the expansion of syringe exchange and other harm reduction services to IDUs most impacted by HIV and hepatitis C through alternative delivery strategies. Some evening and/or weekend work will be required. The position is part-time (30 hours per week) and the salary is $28,000 to $30,000 per year.

Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the PW Delivers Arranged Delivery Project; designing palm cards, post-cards, and other marketing materials; developing and maintaining the delivery schedule for low use mobile RV sites; conducting community outreach to service providers who work with IDUs to promote arranged delivery service; developing and maintaining a system for IDUs to access arranged delivery service; working with evaluators to implement data collection tools/strategies to measure client-level outcomes; developing a Arranged Delivery Project protocols and procedures manual and updating it as needed; driving the Arranged Delivery vehicle and ensuring proper maintenance and upkeep regularly; supervising and evaluating a SEP Arranged Delivery Outreach Worker; participating in supervision and agency staff meetings on a regular basis [to be determined by supervisor]; maintaining harm reduction supplies and tracking monthly and annual distribution of supplies; preparing monthly reports and completing documentation as needed for planning; attending relevant trainings and performing their duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in public health, social sciences, or equivalent experience in related field (required); demonstrated ability and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds; excellent attention to detail, self-motivation, ability to work independently, as well as part of a team and strong organizational skills; experience and/or ability to work with community agencies, particularly those providing HIV and HCV services; and a valid DL and clean driving record (required).

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 work references with subject line "SEP ADC" to [email protected]. Job applications are available at 1816 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 20009 [Rear Entrance]. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Community Liaison

The Community Liaison works with the Executive Director and other key staff to increase awareness of, and support for, syringe access and other harm reduction services for out-of-treatment injection/non-injection drug users living with or at greatest risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Some evening and/or weekend work will be required. The position is full-time and the salary is $34,000 to $36,000 per year.

Responsibilities include networking with local elected leaders, community members, neighborhood groups, services providers, and government agencies; developing, coordinating, and maintaining an agency consumer advisory panel; coordinating and helping to administer the Partners for Change in Drug Treatment [P4C] advocacy group; expanding and strengthening relationships with key service providers to promote agency activities; collaborating with the Harm Reduction Services Manager to assess potential new service sites; attending and reporting back on meetings, health fairs, and community events; attending trainings to maintain information updates on relevant issues; preparing monthly reports and completing documentation as needed for planning; participating in supervision and staff meetings on a regular basis; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in communications, public relations, public health, or a related field (required); strong communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team; demonstrated ability in working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds (strongly desired); excellent attention to detail, self-motivation, and strong organizational skills. The ideal candidate will have local DL and a vehicle.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 work references with subject line "Community Liaison" to [email protected]. Job applications are available at 1816 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 20009 [Rear Entrance]. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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