Job Posting: Harm Reduction Specialist

The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) is seeking a motivated and energetic person to fill the position of Harm Reduction Specialist. Our mission is to save lives through prevention, education and life-sustaining services that address public health crises to build healthy communities across the Cape and Islands.

Currently located in Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, and the Islands, ASGCC has been providing care and services to people living with HIV/AIDS for over 35 years. Our services for people living with HIV include extensive medical case management, transportation assistance, access to food and nutrition services, housing assistance, behavioral health supports and a wide range of other services to help our clients lead healthy lives. In addition to our client services we provide a full range of prevention and screening services, including providing lifesaving information as well as testing and screening for HIV and many other sexually transmitted infections, as well as direct referrals to treatment. As the leading provider of overdose prevention services (including Narcan trainings and distribution) in the region, we are at the forefront of the fight against the opioid epidemic on the Cape. In addition, we operate syringe access programs at some of our sites. Throughout our HIV prevention and care programs, we maintain a deep commitment to working with individuals disproportionately impacted by the stigmatization of addiction. ASGCC reaches over 100,000 residents and visitors each year.

This Harm Reduction Specialist (HRS) role is a full-time position, working both traditional and non-traditional hours, with travel between multiple sites, and primarily in the Mid- and Upper Cape and Martha’s Vineyard regions.

Job responsibilities include: conducting direct harm reduction counseling and HIV/HCV/STI screening sessions, performing phlebotomy functions, providing in-depth risk assessments and referrals to services, Narcan training and distribution, syringe access programming, administrative tasks, data collection, and other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates must meet the following job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and job or personal experience.
  • Experience with or knowledge of the populations served who are disproportionately impacted by HIV and/or substance use
  • Must be certified in phlebotomy or achieve certification within first 90 days of employment
  • CPR/First Aid training strongly preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

In addition, successful candidates have an ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries, be able to work with individuals and groups in a professional, non-judgmental manner, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and a sound ability to conduct crisis intervention and conflict resolution. The candidate must be able to maintain databases and produce reports, with an ability to work with both PC and Mac-based operating systems. Knowledge of Harm Reduction models of service delivery strongly preferred.

This is a year-round, full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume and letter of interest to klena@asgcc.org.