|Title:||Harm Reduction Specialist (Part-time) - Louisville|
Under direction and in collaboration with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, The Harm Reduction Specialist works in the community (community based organizations, shelters, and other agencies) to provide outreach services to injecting drug users. Also works in and around sites such as recreational areas, parks, and at the street level to identify persons at risk. Participate in syringe exchange services on the Mobile Unit. Persons from these populations will be contacted and encouraged to participate in the program established by the grant (data collection, education regarding lower risk sex and the prevention of spreading HIV), and to enter into the Syringe Exchange-Program.
Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field is preferred. Certified Social Worker is preferred as well as prior training and experience with the population. Must participate in training and education for alcohol and drug counselor certification and possess general knowledge of alcoholism and drug abuse issues, HIV, and HIV prevention. Skills in oral communication and interpersonal relationships including public speaking and advocacy skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion, and to maintain and sustain confidential relationships with clients. Must learn and apply agency, personnel and program policies and procedures and stipulations of the grant contract.
1. Satisfactory criminal records check.
2. Satisfactory sex crimes check.
3. T.B. test.
4. Hepatitis vaccine.
5. Certified in AIDS 101 and pre and post test counseling.
Medical, dental and vision benefits
Paid Time off
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Suite of voluntary benefits
Volunteers of America - Mid-states helps real people facing challenges to find real and lasting solutions. Through research-driven programming, our services address family homelessness, addiction, developmental disabilities, HIV infection, and other issues facing individuals and communities.
Volunteers of America Mid-states does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.