HARM REDUCTION SPECIALIST
Reports To: Director Advocacy and Public Policy
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Full Time
At Thrive Behavioral Health Center, we deliver industry leading peer support for those suffering from Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. We are proud to set the industry standard and continue our growth. A Harm Reduction Specialist is responsible for providing harm reduction education and resources at outreach events, to clients, and the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist outreach managers in building relationships with community partners and collaborations across the state through any assigned communication via email, phone calls, and scheduling meetings.
Work with the outreach project management team to execute regular harm reduction outreach events.
Assist in creating materials about harm reduction and about outreach events to build awareness and maximize program impact.
Educate outreach participants on harm reduction and utilizing Naloxone.
Keep accurate and up to date records of harm reduction efforts and submit all assigned reports on time.
Assist team in meeting program goals and grant requirements set by the outreach project manager.
Establish and maintain effective communication with the outreach team and other Thrive staff members.
Create rapport with outreach participants and community partners and conduct necessary follow up.
Through identifying as a person in recovery and intentionally sharing their recovery story; use this as appropriate means to assist outreach participants, provide hope, and build rapport.
Proactively pursue new harm reduction awareness information and strategies to incorporate into outreach efforts.
Monthly travel requirements to each of the 5 regions of Ohio.
Other duties as assigned
Identify as a person in recovery with one year of successful recovery
Medium level proficiency in using social media platforms
Proven self-starter, excellent communicator, and team player
Working knowledge of different pathways to recovery and social systems including evidence-based practices
Understands problems analysis, decision-analysis, evaluate interventions, and contingency plans
Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said
Proficient level of ability with computer; Microsoft Office Products
Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate information clearly
Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
HARM REDUCTION SPECIALIST
● Positive Attitude
● Mission driven
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The position requires sitting and standing throughout the day, manual dexterity to type on a computer keyboard and operate general office equipment.
THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled