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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

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.

The Harm Reduction Specialist on the Outreach and Public Safety Team (OPST) works outdoors to provide services to people who use drugs (PWUD) and clean up hazardous waste. This position is NOT office based. The position is in the field every day no matter the season or weather.

For this role, OnPoint NYC is seeking someone with significant experience in event planning and community organizing. This role will be a crucial member of the Outreach and Public Safety Team and will report directly to the Director of Community Initiatives & Impact.

OnPoint NYC is seeking a Distribution Associate. This position is integral to the organization’s daily operations with the primary responsibility of supplying all programs with essential supplies. As leaders in Harm Reduction Services, it is vital to manage orders, inventory, stock locations and various departments.

We are currently looking for an RPIC to oversee day-to-day operations in our Overdose Prevention Centers. The RPIC works hand in hand with our Drop-In Center Managers to ensure seamless coordination and triage of participants between the programs. The RPIC facilitates connections between the OPC, care coordination and clinical services, respite, bathrooms, showers, and laundry, as well as groups and additional support services.

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 Navigator (HRN) works across OnPoint NYC’s low-threshold programs - specifically the OPC, DIC, health HUB and Care Coordination departments. The HRN is highly experienced and works to maximize every engagement with participants, acting as a critical bridge to clinical, mental health and harm reduction 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.

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