Syringe Services Program Outreach Worker

$20.00 per hour
Posted Date
Closing Date

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / System Training Education and Prevention

Full-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates
Date Posted: 12/8/2023 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 122 North Langley Road, Suite A & B, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan including prescription, dental, and optical, paid holidays and sick leave. Optional deferred compensation program at employee's own expense.

Job Description

Nature of Work:

Coordinate and expand Anne Arundel Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources (AAPOWER), a harm reduction peer-delivered direct street outreach program, consisting of a network of people with lived experience, related to drug use. AAPOWER aims to reduce risks associated with drug use, such as drug overdoses and the spread of infectious disease, and to improve overall physical, mental and societal health by providing risk reduction strategies through infectious disease testing, overdose prevention training, and referrals related to drug use, SUD, treatment, and recovery. AAPOWER engages people with lived experience and mobilizes community members to distribute harm reduction education and tools.

AAPOWER members provide tertiary prevention outreach, training, and advocacy, and receive training and professional development. Conduct direct street outreach, track outreach dissemination data and organize and track inventory of supplies. Typically performed outside of a traditional office environment. Work environments may include, but are not limited to, outdoors (e.g., during street outreach), at community-based organizations throughout the county, and in Department of Health offices.

Requires travel throughout Anne Arundel County for assigned program activities as needed. Must provide their own transportation, possess a driver’s license valid in Maryland and will receive reimbursement for official travel expenses per Department of Health policies.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED)


Minimum of two years of recovery from a substance use or co-occurring disorder; Knowledge of tertiary prevention framework and services; Knowledge of harm reduction, social services and health resources; Experience working with marginalized communities; Some experience with technology, specifically Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive; Excellent and situation-appropriate oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to:

Human Resources   
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway   
Annapolis, MD 21401

Fax to 410-222-4392 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer   
Smoke-Free Workplace

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