Harm Reduction & Recovery Specialist- Sobering Center

Location: REACH
Job Code: 439
# of Openings: 1


Job Description

Harm Reduction & Recovery Specialist – Sobering Center

**Please include your personal Cover Letter with ALL applications.**

**Staring at $47,000, DOE**

REACH Mission  and Values:

The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders to help them achieve stability and improved quality of life. Through outreach, relationships, advocacy and bridging gaps, REACH focuses on reducing harm and supporting healing. REACH provides outreach and intensive case management to help individuals’ access essential resources such as housing, health care, entitlements and treatment. REACH provides all services from a client-centered and harm reduction model of care, including substance use disorder treatment.

The REACH Team is passionate about creating a hospitable and welcoming environment for all people while providing quality services on an individually tailored basis to our clientele. REACH values diversity, is committed to social justice, and appreciates hard work, creativity and a good sense of humor.

Job Summary:

The Harm Reduction and Recovery Specialist will provide consultation to staff and will provide direct services to clients during regular on-site hours at the Sobering Center in collaboration with other providers on-site. Services may include outreach and engagement, relationship-building, substance use disorder assessment, harm reduction and recovery counseling as well as referral and linkage to treatment services. Services will be provided from a trauma-informed care and harm reduction perspective and will utilize motivational interviewing skills and interventions. The Harm Reduction and Recovery Specialist must develop and maintain productive relationships with all partners at the Sobering Center, other HCHN providers, substance use treatment providers, etc, in order to effectively coordinate care. The nature of this position is extremely independent, requiring creative thinking, multitasking, excellent interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills.

Job Functions Include:

  • Provide substance use disorder intervention services for clients accessing the Sobering Center
  • Provide outreach to potential clients to explain offered services and establish a working relationship
  • Assess nature and severity of clients’ substance use/dependency and match clinical interventions to each individual’s stage of change
  • Advocate for the client by facilitating access to needed services, including medical care, detox, inpatient and outpatient substance use and mental health treatment when indicated
  • Provide consultation to other providers on substance use disorder related issues, including harm reduction interventions, assessments, and referrals to treatment
  • Identify gaps and barriers in available community resources and advocate for systemic change


  • Experience working with a substance using population utilizing motivational interviewing and harm reduction interventions may be substituted for some or all of the degree requirements
  • Three years of experience in social work, substance use and/or outreach programs


  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or CDPT as stipulated in the WAC
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field
  • Experience providing services from a harm reduction perspective to individuals experiencing homelessness and using substances



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