Job Listings in Harm Reduction Practice and Research: Indiana, New York, California, Missouri, Washington State 6/15/01

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Interviewer, National Study of Syringe Exchange Programs, a five-year, multi-site study of syringe exchange programs throughout the United States, entering its second year. This is a part-time, 15 hour/week position paying $15/hour. The interviewer will work for 6 months collecting data from participants of the Indianapolis syringe exchange program. Job tasks include describing the study to participants, obtaining informed consent and using a laptop to conduct the interview. The interviewer must be comfortable working with drug users and syringe exchange staff, should have basic familiarity with computers (such as the ability to send e-mail), and either outreach or research experience. For further information or to apply for the position, contact Naomi Braine, PhD, Beth Israel Medical Center, (212) 387-3870 x5773 or [email protected].

NEW YORK, NY: Project INSPIRE, "Intervention Research Addressing the Primary and Secondary Prevention Needs of HIV-Seropositive Injection Drug Users," is hiring a facilitator for this study testing the efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs) developed by a multi-site research team. The primary goals of the intervention are to 1) prevent HIV transmission due to high-risk sexual and drug injection behaviors; 2) increase access to, use of, and maintenance in primary health care; and 3) increase access to, use of, and adherence to HIV treatments among HIV+ IDUs. Job Responsibilities will include co-facilitating all individual and group sessions for the intervention and control groups; attending training for the content and delivery of material for the intervention sessions; participating in debriefings with the Project Director after each intervention session; offering pre- and post-test counseling and referrals to participants; assist other staff in the outreach and recruitment of potential participants; assisting in the placement of participants for volunteer activities; and assisting in data entry and record maintenance. Requirements include experience with HIV+ counseling, familiarity with IDU and harm reduction issues and fluency in both English and Spanish. Contact: Bob Gern, MPH, Montefiore Medical Center, (718) 653-4859, ext. 3, fax: (718) 653-7785, [email protected].

NEW YORK, NY: Safe Space is hiring part-time/on call direct care workers to fill Life Skills Specialist and Social Worker positions in their new Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Group homes. These two programs are located in Manhattan and Corona Queens, and provide residential care for youth aged 12-20. For a complete job description, contact Emily Winkelstein at (718) 526-0722 ext. 238. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to: I. Hamdan 115-70 Dunkirk Street, St. Albans, NY 11412, fax: (718) 341-3668.

NEW YORK, NY: Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center seeks a full-time Counselor to provide counseling, training and outreach services through the Project Connect alcohol and substance abuse intervention and prevention program, including HIV/AIDS-related prevention and intervention services. Requirements include three years experience in alcohol and drug abuse counseling, outreach and training skills and knowledge of LGBT issues and communities. MSW preferred; fluency in a language other than English a plus. Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Human Resources, The Center, One Little West 12th Street, New York, NY, 10014.

SAN FRANCISCO: The Urban Health Study (UHS) at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a Data Manager. UHS conducts community-based health research and harm reduction with active injection drug users in six San Francisco Bay Area communities. The Data Manager will manage computerized databases; coordinate incoming data from various sources; convert data from outside sources into formats used in-house and from inside sources into formats used by outside users; investigate data discrepancies and make corrections; and perform elementary statistical programming tasks. Requirements include working knowledge of SAS; in-depth knowledge of multiple database packages (such as Paradox and Microsoft Access); word-processing skills (Word or WordPerfect), including mail-merge functions; facility and familiarity with multiple formats of data; attention to detail in resolution of data discrepancies; ability to accomplish time-critical tasks; interest in working with ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse communities including disenfranchised and marginalized populations; excellent communication and organizational skills; and ability to work collaboratively as a part of a complex research team. Salary $39,700 - $47,700, depending on qualifications. For information, contact Lauren Gee at (415) 502-6260, fax: (415) 502-6260, e-mail [email protected] or visit on the web. To apply, fax or e-mail resume to Lauren Gee (same contact info), and also mail or e-mail resume to: UCSF Human Resources, 3333 California St., Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94143-0832, (415) 476-1645, [email protected]. Indicate Job #B15685R.

ST. LOUIS, MO: Places for People, a nonprofit organization with a 30-year history of working with people with serious mental illness, is hiring an Integrated Treatment Specialist (ITS) to coordinate their work with the dually diagnosed (mental illness and substance abuse). The ITS will work across all agency programs, acting as a trainer, consultant and resource, and will also work with staff to develop appropriate programming within agency to help support those people working towards recovery. PfP is also trying to develop an SRO project targeting people who are dually diagnosed and HIV positive to offer an alternative housing option for them. The ITS will become a key program development person in this project. The ITS should be aware that harm reduction concepts are still foreign to most funders and providers in this area and the ITS will need to understand the politics of working in this area. Send resume to Francie Broderick, Places for People, St. Louis MO 63108, fax: (314) 535-3032, [email protected].

VANCOUVER, WA: HIV Outreach Worker, Vancouver Health Dept. (near Portland), seeking someone with an understanding of crystal-meth and gay men. Currently a 3/4 time position, probably to expand to full and work with current syringe exchange programs. For a copy of the full job announcement, contact Dawn Spellman, Southwest Washington Health District, Syringe Exchange/Outreach, 2000 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663, phone: (360) 397-8078, fax: (360) 397-8424, [email protected].

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