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Job: Harm Reduction Specialist

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Title Harm Reduction Specialist
Categories Northern California
Position Type TEMP
Salary $20/ hour
Location San Jose
Job Information

The Harm Reduction Specialist will assist residents with practical strategies and ideas aimed to reduce potentially negative and harmful consequences for residents who use substances or engage in risky sexual behavior and reside in housing properties. The Harm Reduction Specialist works directly with residents to ensure their personal choices don’t interfere with stabilized housing and to develop individualized goals for enrichment, stability, wellness and recovery as applicable. The Harm Reduction Specialist will provide education using sound harm reduction techniques, including onsite group services, linkage to care and referrals to community based alcohol and substance use services. The Harm Reduction Specialist is responsible for community building activities, and integration with residents throughout the housing community. The Harm Reduction Specialist will facilitate workshops and deliver presentations and other information forums to include workshops and individual consultation for the benefit of residents in an effort keep them stabilized in housing. Additionally, the Harm Reduction Specialist provides consultation, training and support to program staff in their work with residents engaging in risky behaviors.

Candidate must have 4 years of experience in social services and preferably with homeless population and co-ocurring disorders.  Car is required, this is temporary, FT hours.

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