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Based in East Harlem, OnPoint NYC is recruiting dedicated staff members to join its diverse team. 

Serving East Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx, OnPoint NYC is a well-regarded harm reduction organization in New York City. The non-profit is an award-winning, innovative organization serving low-income people who use drugs, engage in sex work, their families, and their communities. 

The wide range of mobile and building-based services are delivered by upwards of 100 staff, and includes the first Overdose Prevention Centers in the United States, mass spectrometry services, safer use supply access and education, hygiene, respite and nutrition services, care coordination, medical and mental health care, onsite MAT and linkage to other addiction treatment programs, holistic care, and advocacy services. The organization has $14 million budget made up of mainly government grants.

We believe that people who use drugs are more than their drug use. We seek to combat stigma and invite people who use drugs to participate meaningfully in society, instead of pushing them to the margin.

The values that guide our work include:

Believing that people who use drugs or engage in sex work are equal and valued members of society

  • Accepting that drug use and sex work have always been part of our society and always will be
  • Understanding that drug use and sex work exist along a continuum, and choosing to minimize the harmful effects rather than simply ignoring or condemning them
  • Treating people who use drugs or engage in sex work with respect and dignity
  • Acknowledging that people who use drugs or engage in sex work are fully capable of making their own decisions
  • Working with people who use drugs or engage in sex work to reduce harm, empower themselves, and improve their own lives and communities
  • Appreciating the experiences of people who use drugs or engage in sex work as a valuable tool for helping each other
  • Including people who use drugs or engage in sex work in the creation of programs and services designed to serve them
  • Recognizing the realities of poverty, class, racism, and other social inequalities are all part of the stigmatization of people who use drugs or engage in sex work
  • Advocating against policies that disproportionately harm people who use drugs or engage in sex work, particularly low-income people and people of color
  • Being committed to social justice and basic human rights for people who use drugs or engage in sex work
  • People who use drugs are leaders of this work. We not only employ people who use drugs, but we also center their voices when developing policy and programming.

OnPoint delivers service without judgment recognizing that individuals have the right to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect
  • have access to health care
  • be given the space to work on their own goals.

OnPoint NYC is proud to offer a highly competitive benefits package. These include:

  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Annual Leave
  • Health Insurance – medical, dental & vision
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program

OnPoint NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate relative to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical status, or history of incarceration. Individuals who have personal experience with drug use, women, people of color, members of the LGBTQI+ community, disabled individuals, and the formerly incarcerated are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open roles

This position is responsible for driving our mobile health unit - Winnebago - while providing an array of street-based harm reduction services to people actively using drugs, including injection drug users (IDUs), sex workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. The Winnebago provides no barrier care to our most vulnerable participants including harm reduction supplies, bathrooms, respite, harm reduction education, case management, and motivational clinical care.

This position is responsible for driving our mobile health unit - Winnebago - while providing an array of street-based harm reduction services to people actively using drugs, including injection drug users (IDUs), sex workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. The Winnebago provides no barrier care to our most vulnerable participants including harm reduction supplies, bathrooms, respite, harm reduction education, case management, and motivational clinical care.

The Harm Reduction Specialist works on the Winnebago, also known as a “Mobile Health Unit.” This position is NOT office based. This position works outdoors and on the Winnebago stationed in neighborhoods of high need or on foot. This position provides services to people who use drugs (PWUD) and engage in sex work, monitor public injection diversion bathrooms, intervene in overdoses, distribute harm reduction supplies, provide harm reduction education and counseling, and clean up hazardous waste.

This position is for Buprenorphine Peer will work with the SAMHSA Buprenorphine unit and is responsible for providing navigation support, benefits navigation, appointment reminders and support participant’s individualized mental health and Buprenorphine services.

The Navigation Specialist is a member of the OnPoint NYC’s medical clinic team and is responsible for providing an array of office and street-based linkage and navigation for HCV and buprenorphine access to injection drug users (IDU’s), sex workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C.

HCV Coordinator works as part of OnPoint NYC’s care coordination and Hub teams to connect people who use drugs to Hepatitis C treatment. This position is responsible for providing Hep C testing, along with navigation and linking to services and treatment. This Navigator position will work both in-house and on outreach and provide HCV testing, counseling, and linkage to medical care; and providing assistance with educational interventions and disseminating incentives for each milestone participants accomplish.

The Harm Reduction Mental Health Counselor is a critical component for OnPoint NYC’s street and office-based Mental Health program, which includes low-threshold risk reduction education, general social work services, drug treatment placement, HIV and HCV counseling and testing, the provision of educational and support groups, and low-threshold mental health services. OnPoint NYC’s service model is based on educating participants and facilitating empowerment so that individuals advocate for themselves and make self-identified changes in their lives.

OnPoint NYC is looking for an individual to take on a support role within the organization. This person will be responsible for helping the Naloxone Manager with expanding the Overdose Intervention Program, providing training to staff and peers, forging and maintaining community partnerships, and keeping the programs and projects delivered by OnPoint NYC relevant and up-to-date to people who use drugs in Manhattan, the Bronx and expansion areas.

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