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OnPoint NYC is currently hiring for entry-level, managerial, and specialist roles 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 dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of marginalized people who use drugs or engage in sex work.

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 a $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

Explore open roles by browsing all positions or by clicking on specific departments below. 

OnPoint NYC is seeking a Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker: a critical component for the agency’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.

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.

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 currently looking for Overdose Prevention Specialists (OPS) to support day-to-day operations in our peer-led Overdose Prevention Center (OPC) in Washington Heights. The OPS works hand in hand with the Responsible Person in Charge (RPIC) to ensure seamless coordination and provision of services to participants in the OPC.

We are currently looking for a part-time Registered Nurse to work in our Drug User Health HUB Clinic and/or Drop-in Center/Overdose Prevention Programs. This Health HUB works hand in hand with our Drop-In Centers and Overdose Prevention programs, no-barrier programs where people who use drugs (PWUD) can access harm reduction supplies and training, practice safer use, access respite, bathrooms, showers, laundry, and additional care coordination and support services.

We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse to work in our Drug User Health HUB Clinic and/or Drop in Center/Overdose Prevention Programs. This Health HUB works hand in hand with our Drop-In Centers and Overdose Prevention programs, no-barrier programs where people who use drugs (PWUD) can access harm reduction supplies and training, practice safer use, access respite, bathrooms, showers, laundry, and additional care coordination and support services.

The Harm Reduction Specialist works primarily in our Drop-in Center (DIC). The DIC provides no barrier care to our most vulnerable participants including bathrooms, showers, laundry, respite, harm reduction supplies, harm reduction education, and motivational interviewing. This is often a chaotic setting, and the Harm Reduction Specialist must be comfortable navigating high stress environments.

The Data Specialist is an organized, detail-oriented individual who understands the importance of data collection and entry to the functioning and improvement of programs. The person in this position is able to identify trends and manipulate data to demonstrate program outcomes.

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