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Harm Reduction Specialist

Community Access, Inc.


Position Overview:
The Harm Reduction Specialist provides engagement and support services, particularly to program participants around drug and alcohol use, sexual health and self-harm, using a harm reduction model. The emphasis is on meeting individuals “where they are at” and providing non-judgmental, non-coercive services and resources to individuals engaging in risky behaviors. In addition, the Harm Reduction Specialist provides consultation, training, and support to program staff in their work with tenants engaging in risky behaviors. The intention is that the Harm Reduction Specialist will be a leader in promoting Community Access’ commitment to providing services using a harm reduction model.


Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to eh philosophy and mission of Community Access, with particular expertise in harm reduction and recover-oriented services. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required – Bachelor’s degree, preferred. At least 2 years of experience working within a harm reduction model. Knowledge of harm reduction and ability to transfer knowledge and skills in areas such as, but not limited to: engagement, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, conflict mediation is required. Applicants must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


This is a full-time position; starting annual salary is low 40’s; plus an excellent benefits package.


Interested candidates should apply on

Posted on 03/03/17; CVMHA ID #10787