Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
    • Social Work: 2 years (Preferred)
    • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing a range of support services to individuals with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses, and targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood with the goal of positive health outcomes. We are currently hiring for Harm Reduction Specialist.

Submit a cover letter and resume to HR@acrhealth.org

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations. Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Ensure people who use drugs have access to on-site medical services at ACR Health’s Drug User Health Hub and at partner locations across Central New York. The position will support the Nurse Practitioner or Physician during clinic hours, conduct individual client assessments, referrals and offer other case management services.
  • Provide disease screening, linkage to mental health support, prevention services, and facilitate referrals for ongoing primary care, sub-specialty medical care, and substance treatment services for IV and non IV drug users.
  • Facilitate access to preventative health counseling and testing services, individual and group level education and risk reduction counseling, and other prevention interventions and supportive services.
  • Maintain an active caseload of participants for care navigation and linkage to services.
  • Provide individuals with treatment readiness assessments, linkage to insurance navigation, and appropriate referrals to treatment facilities.
  • Maintain accurate client and service records in accordance with ACR Health’s Drug User Health department’s policy and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate progress notes and client encounters in AIRS and EMR.
  • Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to specific prevention department activities and as assigned by the Clinic Programs Manager or Harm Reduction Coordinator.
  • Identify and develop networking relationships with community based organizations.
  • Assist with the general work of the department, including special projects and general agency programs/initiatives.
  • Participate in appropriate and applicable training/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually.
  • Participate as a culturally competent member of the department and agency, which includes having the capacity to function effectively as an individual within the context of cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all agency clients as well as other appropriate organizational components.
  • Work in a cooperative, collegial style with all other organizational personnel. Conduct oneself in a professional manner as an agency employee and representative.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Clinic Programs Manager, Director of Drug User Health, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year degree in health/human services or other related field, or high school diploma (or equivalent) and, 2+ years’ experience working in non-profit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., incarcerated populations, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.).
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is required. Bilingual candidates as well as candidates with a combination of case management and healthcare experience are preferred.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, substance abuse issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR health are essential.
  • Experience of 1 or more years working with people with substance use disorders preferred.
  • This position is an essential in-clinic position, and requires applicant to be in the clinic Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30.

BENEFITS:

  • Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals.
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off policy including four+ weeks’ vacation and 11 paid holidays.
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan

ACR Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation or any other protected category.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Work: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No