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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Harm Reduction Specialist in Poughkeepsie, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

When you join PPGNY as a Harm Reduction Specialist you will provide services to people in active substance use.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Dispense harm reduction supplies to program participants, including but not limited to: sterile syringes, cookers, tourniquets, naloxone/overdose reversal kits, etc.

  • Performs outreach activities in communities where potential PSB-R2 consumers congregate including methadone clinics, shooting galleries, strolls, community parks, street corners, and local business and service providers. Establishes trusting relationships and provides information on and referrals to PSB-R2 services;

  • Provides HIV and HCV counseling and testing to enhance harm reduction efforts, in the health centers and with our community partners.

  • Facilitates linkages to internal and external services including harm reduction services such as ESAP and overdose prevention services; as well as PPGNY health centers and external social service agencies.

  • Completes and submits service documentation on a weekly basis, and maintains files compliant with PSB standards

You have:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 1 year of volunteer or work experience conducting outreach to active substance users.

  • Must demonstrate competency regarding cross cultural differences and issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Preferred experience working with issues such as homelessness, criminal justice system involvement, substance use, HIV/AIDS, and mental health issues.

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages preferred.

  • A valid New York State Driver’s License and/or reliable means of transportation is required

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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