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Care Coordinator

NH Harm Reduction Coalition

Who We Are

NHHRC membership is composed of a diverse group of harm reduction experts from a variety of backgrounds including people with lived experience of substance use and recovery. The NHHRC was formed in 2017 by advocates who successfully campaigned for the legalization syringe service programs (SSP). 

Mission

To promote compassionate care for people who use drugs through harm reduction by supporting syringe service programs (SSPs), utilizing best practices, and advocating for human rights.

Vision

Transform NH to embrace and empower people who use drugs.

Values and Objectives

Access: 

• Set up and support for NH SSPs via training, technical assistance, funding opportunities, and data analysis

• Promote and expand harm reduction services, including syringe access

Engagement: 

• Advance evidence-based practices and disseminate work

• Build alliances across sectors who serve people who use drugs

• Empower people who use drugs and their communities

Rights and Dignity:

• Advocate for harm reduction in policies that affect the lives of people who use drugs

• Encourage the voices of those with lived experience through self advocacy

Website: www.nhhrc.org


Under the direction of the NHHRC executive director and working directly with trained committee member volunteers, the care coordinator will support the Queen City Exchange by providing the following services:

Care Coordination Service Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Attends scheduled SSP outreach services
  • Serves as contact point for Information and resources for participants during and between scheduled outreach services
  • Responds to calls and text messages for requests for education, support or linkage to other services In the community
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community programs and services
  • Engages In one-on-one interactions aimed at linking participants to health, mental health and other community resources to improve safety, health and well-being
  • Links clients to relevant community resources with the goal of improving patient health and quality of life and reducing risks associated with drug use
  • Offers additional support In successfully linking clients to services Including calling area resources, providing support In obtaining transportation, or other strategies that Improve linkage to care
  • Actively works to reduce barriers for people who use drugs to access and engage In community services

Program Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all organizational policy, practices and procedures
  • Collaborates with NHHRC board members and Syringe Service Program (SSP) committee members to ensure that general SSP operating guidelines are followed
  • Participate In program development to Include policies and procedures that align with the mission and values of NHHRC
  • Assist with Identifying potential funding sources
  • Serve as main point of contact for SSP Committee Members and NHHRC SSP Program
  • Communicate program updates, concerns, and Issues with NHHRC board at monthly meeting (or as needed more urgently for Issues of volunteer or public safety, legal Issues or formal meetings with attorneys, financial advisors or communications with city/town officials)
  • Collaborate with NHHRC to align strategies, messaging, and priorities of the SSP
  • Collaborates with team leader to ensure that sites are adequately staffed with volunteers
  • Ensures that all paperwork and documentation is completed and entered into qualtrics

Education Activities and Responsibilities:

 

  • Respects participants confidentiality and privacy
  • Maintains evidence based participant education and resource materials
  • Responsible for updating all materials distributed, including business cards, safer injection information, etc.
  • Collaborates with team leaders to identify participant needs and develop new literature
  • Presents new materials at monthly Queen City Exchange Committee meeting
  • Engages participants in 1:1 interactions by providing compassionate and pragmatic ways to build motivation toward health initiatives in their own lives
  • Provides harm reduction education on safe injection strategies, vein care, transmission of infectious disease, safer sexual practices and reducing risks of overdose

Linking / Referring to Services Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to calls and text messages for requests for education, support or linkage to other services in the community
  • Serves as contact point for information and resources for participants during and between scheduled outreach services
  • Engages on one-to-one interactions aimed at linking participants to health, mental health and other community resources to improve safety, health and well-being
  • Link / Refers participants to relevant community resources with the goal of improving health and quality of life and reducing risks associated with drug use
  • Maintains communication and build relationships with community programs and serves that serve participants
  • Reduces barriers for people who use drugs to access and engage services to address the interrelated harms of substance use.
How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter or personal statement, and interview availability to hiring@nhhrc.org 

 

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: September 11, 2020

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