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OUTREACH WORKER

Company: Vocational Instruction Project
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Project Director provides outreach toclients in the community using trauma-informed lenses utilizing evidence-based therapies. The Outreach Workerwill provide education to clients regarding SUD, and stigmas and dispel myths and misinformation regarding SUD.They will assist with referrals and linkages for clients in the community. They will provide escorting toprevention and harm reduction services as necessary.POSITION DESCRIPTION:1. Use EBTs to motivate clients to seek and remain in care2. Provide social and recovery support services, referrals, and linkages to prevention and harm reductionservices3. Provide education about life-saving treatments such as overdose reversal medications and fentanyl stripsand distribute prevention and harm reduction resources.4. Train community members to use opioid lifesaving treatments including Naloxone, fentanyl strips5. Assist Peer workers to obtain GPRA data6. Use the EHR to document client encounters and track referrals and outcomes related to MAT7. Provide social and recovery support services, referrals to treatment for MAT and other infectious diseases8. Provide medication adherence counseling and supports for clients taking MAT9. Assist in establishing linkages to prevention and harm reduction services10. Train clients and community members to administer opioid overdose reversal medications including naloxoneBachelor's degree2 years of working experience in a trauma-informed, diverse culture that upholds social justice and equityExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to read, write and speak the English languageKnowledge of the Microsoft Office suiteExcellent organizational skills.Bilingual Spanish requiredNOTE: This description reflects management's assignment of the essential functions. It does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Tasks are subject to change at any time due to any reasonable but necessary conditions(PM20)PI183200176

Keywords: Vocational Instruction Project, New Rochelle , OUTREACH WORKER, Other , Bronx, New York

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