Nolaxone Associate

Organizational Background

OnPointNYC, is an innovative harm reduction organization serving low-income people who use drugs and other marginalized individuals in Washington Heights, East Harlem and the Bronx. OnPointNYC is the product of a forthcoming merger between Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP) and New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYRHE) – two long-standing and well-regarded harm reduction organizations in New York City. The wide range of mobile and center-based services are delivered by upwards of 90 staff and peer workers and include syringe and other safer use supply access and training, overdose prevention, person-centered public health, care coordination, medical care, holistic, peer education, and advocacy services.

Job Summary

OnPointNYC is looking for an individual to take on a supportive 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 OnPointNYC relevant and up to date to people whom use drugs in Manhattan the Bronx and expansion areas. This Position Directly Reports to the Naloxone Manager, Israel Garcia (

Detailed Description
  • Works with Naloxone Manager to order Naloxone(IN/IM), overdose supplies and drug testing strips to ensure all programs are adequately stocked – both onsite and vehicle-based programs
  • Works with Naloxone Manager to ensure all supplies needed for the overdose Prevention Centers are ordered and adequately stocked
  • Conducts weekly inventory of Naloxone and drug test strips
  • Collects Overdose Response Checklist weekly from department managers – – both onsite and vehicle-based programs
  • Collaborates with department managers to ensure overdose boxes are checked daily and restocked as needed -– both onsite and vehicle-based programs
  • Reviews oxygen tank forms and replenishes oxygen tanks as needed       \Works with frontline staff to identify adverse batches of drugs
  • Updates ‘ batch alerts’ and disseminate information to participants and community members (Canary Network)
  • Assists Naloxone Manager with preparation and facilitation of naloxone trainings
  • Assists Naloxone Manager with preparation and facilitation of One-on-One skills building sessions
  • Supports Naloxone Manager with maintaining training schedule
  • Assists Naloxone Manager with coordination of CPR/AED Trainings for new staff members; helps with sign in, room set up and take down
  • Reviews all NRFs and Overdose Intervention Forms to ensure excellent and complete data capture; completes monthly submissions of NRF with accompanying summary monthly
  • Completes and submits all overdose reversal data to health department 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Must be outgoing, organized, self-motivated, and committed to working in a diverse environment
  • Must be a team player and able to work effectively with a large variety of personalities and abilities, pragmatic with excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Must be familiar with and believe in a harm reduction philosophy
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with diverse communities (multi-gender, -ethnic, -generation, -lingual, political) as well as enthusiasm working with individuals who are current substance users
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and email correspondence
  • Ability to master a wide range of information and disperse accordingly and professionally
  • Great attitude and people skills are a must
  • Individuals from the Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, and Inwood areas are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Competent and experienced in actual overdose intervention in a variety of circumstances
  • Familiar and competent in rescue breathing, CPR, oxygen administration, emergency airway insertion, seizure/anoxic spasm protocol, J-stroke, shock protocol.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred

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