On the outside, Trillium Health may look like a neighborhood health center that provides accessible, affordable services to the community. On the inside, we’re focused on caring for all of an individual’s needs. “Extraordinary care, always,” is not just our noble purpose at Trillium Health, it’s our operational system. Our mission targets the complex vulnerabilities of our community, as we address the social, physical, and behavioral needs of those we serve, all under one roof.
Born from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Trillium Health has grown into a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look A-Like, allowing us to expand our reach and serve those who too often face barriers to care. From primary medical care, to LGBTQ affirming care, we are committed to our community. If you are interested in an organization that truly cares, Trillium Health may be for you.
We are currently recruiting for a Peer Navigator – Syringe Exchange Program.
This is a part time position, up to 12 hours per week.
Working alongside the Syringe Exchange Program team, provide harm reduction tools and information to active substance abusers that enable them to empower themselves and develop effective strategies for living healthy lives. Provide support and advocacy to patients/clients through one-on-one interactions and in group settings.
Syringe Exchange Operations
Conduct syringe exchange transactions according to established Syringe Exchange Program regulations and Trillium Health policy and procedure, within targeted communities, as directed by supervisor
Return inventory and transaction documentation and syringes for disposal to the fixed exchange site in a timely fashion, as directed by supervisor
Educate syringe exchange participants about harm reduction techniques and services available at the fixed exchange site and Trillium Health’s clinic
Provide harm reduction tools and information (including Opioid Overdose Prevention training) to targeted individuals in the field
Assist with the daily operations of fixed Syringe Exchange Program when available and as directed by supervisor
Outreach and Support
Assist SEP staff at outreach events and/or syringe patrol as directed
Through one-on-one interactions and in groups, promote participants’ engagement in health care via direct connections to other members of the Syringe Exchange or Trillium Health team
Have an understanding and commitment to core ethical principles and ethics-based boundaries of work, including appropriate and inappropriate sharing of personal information, and the confidentiality of information gathered during the delivery of peer support services
Document each interaction comprehensively and concisely; all documentation will be submitted to supervisor within the designated time frame
Participate in case conferences, program, and staff meetings when applicable
Requires the ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions.
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all patient, clients, proprietary, and protected information.
Employees are accountable for meeting performance standards of their departments. They participate in compliance audits and quality improvement plans.
Other specific duties as assigned by supervisor
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Knowledge of syringe exchange, experience with target population and fluency in Spanish and/or ASL strongly preferred.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Occasionally the employee must stoop, bend and lift or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.