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Harm Reduction Specialist - San Jose Programs (JR 1989)

San Jose, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 1989
Harm Reduction Specialist - ICMS
San Jose, CA 95112
Salary: $24.04/hr - $26.45/hr DOE + 12% Locality Pay Differential (Gross earnings of $26.92/hr - $29.62/hr)
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking social services professionals with experience providing substance use services utilizing the Harm Reduction model to join our San Jose ICMS Program as a Harm Reduction Specialist.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 
Our Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) programs provide case management services to individuals with chronic medical conditions and co-occurring disorders who are high utilizers of the hospital and outpatient system. These services are provided in clients’ homes, shelters, on the streets or wherever clients are residing to support the clients’ stabilization in housing and making it home permanently.
The Harm Reduction Specialist works as part of a multidisciplinary ICMS team and utilizes the harm reduction model to identify positive interventions to improve program participants’ quality of life. Responsibilities of the Harm Reduction Specialist Include:
  • Performing initial substance use assessments and developing treatment plans that address all client needs including case management services, substance use treatment, mental health services and community services
  • Providing on-going case management support to assess progress in treatment plans and make changes as necessary
  • Meeting with participants at a minimum of twice monthly to provide therapeutic supportive case management services
  • Providing crisis intervention services focused in enhancing client independence
  • Providing intentional case management supports that move the client from a high intensity level of service to a more independent, recovery focused level
  • Executing and maintaining documentation according to PATH policies and programmatic obligations
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Have homeless services, case management, mental health, and permanent supportive housing experience
  • Have MediCal billing experience
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
  • Are proficient with technology with a strong command of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Harm Reduction Specialist must:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Have 2 or more years of experience providing substance use case management services in a non-profit, for profit, government, or public service environment
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 1989 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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