1985 Main Street Suite 202
Springfield, MA 01103
|Salary Range:||Location:||$20.00 Per Hour||GREENFIELD, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Human Services|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Preference: Nice to have
2 Positions Available
Tapestry is committed to providing high quality, compassionate and community-based care to everyone in our region including the most vulnerable. We are passionate about providing non- judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare, syringe access and disposal, overdose prevention and education, HIV support and prevention, and WIC family nutrition.
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Harm Reduction Counselor will be responsible for working as part of a team to provide outreach and education to injection drug users and LBGTQIA+ individuals in regards to HIV prevention. Primary duties will include: developing effective goals and strategies to identify, access, educate and support injection drug users, MSM and LGBTQIA+ individuals in reducing their risk for HIV infection and transmission.
Duties and responsibilities
Experience with social media, dating apps and other online recruitment methods preferred. Experience with blood draws and Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred
*Individuals with relevant personal experience strongly encouraged to apply*
Evening and weekend availability required. Position schedule dependent on needs of participants and programs. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens. Regular street outreach in various weather conditions required. Outreach to bars, clubs and other areas where high risk sex and drug use regularly occur required. Ability to deal with stressful situations. Ability to provide support to and coverage at other Tapestry harm reduction sites when needed.
Required to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to sit at a desk and conduct basic administrative duties. Ability to be outdoors for long periods of time in all weather conditions.
Please see Job Description for job requirements.