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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Peer Support Worker 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 Peer Support Worker you will apply your lived experience of accessing Harm Reduction services to assist others.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide non-judgmental, non-coercive, confidential provision of services and resources to participants in order to assist them in reducing harm

  • Provide individualized harm reduction education to participants on overdose prevention, use of naloxone, Hepatitis C Virus, STI and HIV risk reduction and safer drug use.

  • Distribute naloxone kits

  • Offer HIV and HCV tests and provide referrals, as appropriate

  • Travel as needed for training, meetings, and workshops

  • Communicate effectively with teammates and participants.

  • Work well independently and in a team setting.

  • Create rapport with community members while maintaining professional boundaries

  • Work closely with Harm Reduction Specialists to ensure connection to HIV and HCV testing, treatment, care and support services for community members

  • Conduct outreach during routine service schedules and large-scale events

You have:

  • High School graduate or GED preferred

  • Well-known in and have strong ties to Black and/or Latinx communities

  • Be culturally aware and respectful of people who use drugs, people who do sex work, people living with HIV or HCV, currently and formerly incarcerated people, the LGBTQ+ community and individuals from different racial and ethnic backgrounds

  • Fluent in both the Spanish language cultural norms preferred,

  • Flexibility in work schedule a must; mornings, evenings, and weekends on occasion

  • An ability to travel program area throughout Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Kingston, etc.

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.