Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1200 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, the Art Collective, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the newly created position of:
Training and Implementation
Position Locations: 17 Battery Pl
Position Status: Full Time
Salary: $50,000+ (Based on experience)
The Training & Implementation Specialist will promote organizational learning and implementation of Community Access' harm reduction and rights-based practice approach; assist in the design and delivery of a comprehensive training program for Community Access staff; provide expertise, guidance, resources and tools for programs and staff to increase their capacity to carry out harm reduction, rights-based, trauma-informed services in their work; promote an agency culture of learning.
• Minimum 2 years' experience working within a harm reduction/rights’-based service approach (personal experience participating in harm reduction/mental health services may substitute for up to 1 year of work experience).
• Ability to transfer knowledge and skills in areas such as, but not limited to: engagement, harm reduction, trauma-informed services, working with individuals in distress/crisis, person-centered approach, developing ethical and supportive relationships.
• Ability to effectively create and deliver training and technical assistance using a variety of instructional techniques such as didactic lecture, role playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc.
• Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access, with particular expertise in harm reduction, and a rights-based service approach
• Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor's degree, preferred
• Ability to travel to various agency locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Essential Job Functions
• Serve as agency trainer/facilitator, coach and resource in harm reduction and other rights’-based service delivery approaches for staff during Core training, workshops, manager meetings/trainings' and other learning opportunities as needed
• Develop agency curriculum, tools and resources to assist staff in various roles to utilize harm reduction skills and other rights-based, trauma-informed service delivery approaches in their work
• Create online training courses and programs on topics as assigned, utilizing BRIDGE Learning Management System (LMS) tools and Articulate software
• Serve on the Harm Reduction Committee in a support capacity:
• Provide guidance, support and management for projects and activities of the committee, with a focus on implementing the harm reduction approach throughout the agency
• Maintain organizational-wide safer use supplies inventory in stock and prepared for use; ensure programs are following CA Safer Use Supplies distribution guidance