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Syringe Access Specialist

 

TITLE: Syringe Access Specialist

DETAILS: Contractual

UNIFIED-HIV Health and Beyond (UHHB), a multi-service organization for persons impacted by HIV, seeks to hire a Syringe Access Specialist.  Candidates must be able to work with diverse populations.  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Fax or mail cover letter and resume to UNIFIED-HIV Health and Beyond, 2287 Ellsworth, Suite B Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.   Fax: 734-572-0554, Attn: Leon Golson, Director of Prevention Programs.  Resume and cover letter can also be emailed to lgolson@miunified.org

DESCRIPTION: This position provides and coordinates outreach activities to expand UHHB’s syringe access services in Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. 

DUTIES:  Provide a range of outreach activities and syringe services including HIV, and Hep C testing as needed.

  • Engagement – to establish trust with community stakeholders, assess and remove barriers to a UHHB’s syringe access program and services within Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
  • Stabilization – to research and secure the necessary city/county exemptions to establish/expand UHHB’s syringe access sites within Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
  • Active Referrals – to provide linkage to appropriate services including escort to initial medical appointments, advocacy on behalf of client when needed, informal HIV education and risk/harm reduction.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and community engagement experience.
  • Strong knowledge of target demographic and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS/STIs and risk/harm reduction methodologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and be self-motivated. 
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Leon Golson, at lgolson@miunified.org

Or let us know you are interested HERE

 

Access to a properly insured vehicle for the performance of job responsibilities is a requirement for this position.

 

Job Location

 

Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

Interested? Contact Us!

 

Fax or mail cover letter and resume to UNIFIED-HIV Health and Beyond, 2287 Ellsworth, Suite B Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. Fax: 734-572-0554, Attn: Leon Golson, Director of Prevention Programs. Resume and cover letter can also be emailed to lgolson@miunified.org. 

Or let us know you are interested HERE