Overdose Prevention Trainer
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Overdose Prevention Trainer

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Naloxone CBO Project and Gotham Center)

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements, and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies by contracting treatment, recovery, and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach; education and community involvement; and interagency collaboration.


The Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Unit (OENDU) develops and implements initiatives to reduce and prevent opioid overdose deaths in New York City. The Unit provides naloxone, training, and technical assistance to over 311 Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs) across New York City. OOPPs provide community-based overdose prevention, recognition, and response education and distribute naloxone directly to community members.  



The Overdose Prevention Trainer will provide overdose prevention and response training and naloxone distribution training at community-facing events and with institutional partners. The trainer will support logistics for distributing naloxone on behalf of BADUPCT’s Overdose Prevention Program to prevent overdose deaths in New York City. Under general direction from the Director of OENDU, the Overdose Prevention Trainer will:



  • Plan, schedule, and provide overdose prevention trainings for internal and external partners 
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs) on naloxone distribution and data reporting
  • Assemble naloxone kits to be dispensed in trainings and maintain records for all kits dispensed
  • Provide support for packing and mailing of naloxone kits and training related materials 
  • Maintain appropriate records for all kits and material mailed and dispensed
  • Contribute to the development of new materials and resources aimed at preventing unintentional/accidental overdose deaths
  • Work closely with Bureau leadership and staff to collaborate on and coordinate community-based overdose prevention activities
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
  • Experience with training and facilitation for adult learners, particularly around substance use and mental health issues, racial equity and social justice concepts and practices 
  • Knowledge of substance use issues and harm reduction practice and theory, including syringe exchange, overdose prevention and education for HIV and Hepatitis C prevention
  • Be able to work independently, have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and be a flexible team player. The candidate will also be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills.
  • Sensitive to various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic conditions 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, with proficiency in Zoom, Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. 



Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street LIC, NY 11101



35 hours per week. This position will be funded through 6/30/2023, with possibility of extension.



$38 per hour. Compensation for the position is hourly, with a rate commensurate with experience.   



This position will be hired through a staffing agency. There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.




To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.