Date Posted: 12/14/2018

HIV Prevention Harm Reduction Specialist

The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) seeks a dynamic person to fill the full-time position of HIV Prevention Harm Reduction Specialist.  This position provides HIV prevention and education services to high risk populations and the general community in Anchorage and the Mat-Su region.  High risk populations include men who have sex with men (MSM), people living with HIV, high-risk heterosexuals (HRH), injection drug users (IDUs), and their partners.  This position coordinates services and is responsible for Four A’s Syringe Access Program (FASAP) - Mobile Unit.  The mobile unit operates 5 days/week at three different Anchorage locations and two Mat-Su locations.  The mobile syringe access program provides sterile syringes, collects used syringes, offers clean injection supplies, performs rapid HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and counseling, dispenses Narcan kits, and provides referrals to other services.
 
This position requires a person with a strong commitment to the principles of Harm and Risk Reduction.  A Bachelor’s Degree in health education, social services, or related field, or, 3 years working in a related setting are required.  Experience working with people who experience HIV/AIDS, substance and/or behavioral health issues, or opioid/meth addiction is recommended.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and completed Four A’s application to Heather Davis at hdavis@alaskanaids.org.  To learn more about our agency and this unique opportunity, visit our website at www.alaskanaids.org.  A full job description and the Four A’s Employment Application are available on the website.