Syringe Service Program Manager

Vermont CARES

The Syringe Service Program Manager works collaboratively with program staff and senior leadership to provide quality program management for the Syringe Service Program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day operations of Syringe Service Program.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate SSP staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure staff prioritize participants’ voices/input in the design, implementation and evaluation of the programs that serve them.
  • Support site coordinator/s with inventory for syringe service program and mobile program supplies, including ordering of new supplies with special attention paid to programs needs and costs.
  • Identify community-based organizations for potential referral services, follow up on existing linkages, and provide agency information sessions as needed.
  • Ensure consistent and extensive outreach activities are a part of the SSP by working closely with the Manager of Outreach Services.
  • Facilitate regular SSP team meetings in collaboration with senior leadership and staff.
  • Identify gaps in service, barriers to care and program successes and effectively share with senior leadership on a regular basis.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and leadership to ensure grant compliance and deliverables are met and accurately report on and assist with regular grant reporting.
  • Provide direct service as needed for the Syringe Service Program.
  • Attend community meetings and support regional staff in participating in those meetings.
  • Provide harm reduction and overdose prevention training as needed.
  • Represent the agency and the program at community events as requested through tabling or other engagements as needed.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a Syringe Service Program or other harm reduction work experience.
    Minimum 2 yrs. supervisory and team building experience.
  • Grant management and reporting experience.
  • Success with program development and implementation.
  • Experience working with people who use drugs.
  • Deep understanding of Harm Reduction principles and practice.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required.
  • Computer proficiency in MS 365, Word and Excel.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to regular, reliable transportation.
  • Ability to sit at a desk, use a computer, smartphone apps and other virtual technologies.
  • Lived or living experience preferred.

Reliable transportation required. Full time position (37.5 hours), with a statewide presence, and benefits (health, dental, vision, generous CTO, mileage reimbursement). $48,000-50,000/year

Send a letter of interest and resume to Theresa Vezina [email protected]

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with respect, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of criminal justice history, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. We encourage those with lived experience with drug use to apply.

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