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Peer Navigator

Job Summary: The Peer Navigator at Safe Space, Jamaica, NY, will serve as an outreach and support for clients participating in the CAPP program.

Essential Functions

  • Identify HIV-positive persons in the community and link them to care
  • Help people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) navigate the service system and assisting them to access and participate in care and treatment services
  • Provide community work such as awareness, advocacy and prevention education
  • Engage "harder-to-reach" clients who have fallen out of care or have not entered
  • Facilitate client communication with health professionals
  • Gather information for health educator and case manager
  • Follow up with clients who miss appointments
  • Explain the HIV life cycle and how medications work, provide treatment adherence information and strategies for complex HIV/AIDS treatment regimens
  • Share personal knowledge and experiences when appropriate
  • Provide encouragement to address ongoing challenges of HIV-infected individuals, their partners, families and caregivers, including disclosure to partners and others in their life
  • Demonstrate self-care strategies to clients
  • Enter all contacts into AIRS database system in narrative form
  • Represent the agency at various venues to promote agency services
Please visit www.safespacenyc.org/safespace/section/subsection_5/ website for complete posting.

Posted Wednesday July 29, 2015
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Mobile Engagement Team Member

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking 2 motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented individuals to serve as our Mobile Engagement Team Members (MET). These 2 positions are Part-Time (20 hours/week), with a salary in the range of $15-$16/hour.

The MET Member conducts activities to locate Managed Care Organization (MCO) members, connect them to their health plan and offer additional services as required. The position employs a number of strategies to engage highly vulnerable members who may be initially distrustful of health care providers or have been “lost to care.” The position will assess managed care plan members and offer HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing services when appropriate. The MET Member will also administer health risk assessments as needed and be responsible for completing and submitting all forms and documentation.

The Team Member is an integral part of the Community Links Mobile Engagement Team. The CommunityLinks Program serves clients in Managed Care Organizations (MCO) as part of AFC’s efforts to provide high quality services to vulnerable populations as health reform and the Affordable Care Act are implemented.

Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, AFC is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

Principal responsibilities of these positions include the following:

  • Attempts to locate assigned managed care members via various strategies working with internal Mobile Engagement Team (MET);
  • As needed, administers and completes health risk assessments with located Members within timeframe;
  • Answers questions about the member’s health care plan, provides contact information for health care plan;
  • Offers and administers HCV/HIV testing via oral or finger stick test and completes all required documentation;
  • Collects and processes specimen samples in accordance with National, State, and Local guidelines;
  • Conducts pre and post-test counseling as needed and required;
  • Elicits member’s HIV risk history including, but not limited to, demographic information, sex history, drug and alcohol use, and past STI infections;
  • Provides initial Linkage to Care counseling and services and completes required documentation for members who test preliminary positive;
  • Documents CommunityLinks encounters, attempts, and services daily and prepares reports as needed;
  • Maintains the highest level of security and confidentiality at all times for public health information (PHI) by following all agency protocols;
  • Keeps abreast of current issues related to HCV/HIV through trainings, professional publications and research;
  • Attends in-service training and meetings as required by the CommunityLinks team and AIDS Foundation of Chicago;
  • Assist with agency-wide activities as needed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, World of Chocolate and other events;
  • Assist with other AFC department activities as directed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Please visit www.aidschicago.org/page/get-involved/employment/mobile-engagement-team-member website for complete posting.

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Southwest Center:
For 25 years Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS has been on the front lines of the fight against this devastating disease. Our vision is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to prevent and reduce infection, improve the quality of life for those impacted by the disease, and contribute to worldwide research.

Job Summary:
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner serves as the attending psychiatrist/nurse practitioner to assigned clients. Completes initial psychiatric assessments, progress notes, annual psychiatric updates, family interventions, develops differential diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, patient education, progress towards treatment goals. Directs, coordinates, and provides medical/clinical services to specified consumers within a specific clinic. This includes engagement, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, patient education, and risk assessment. The PNP participates in utilization management and quality improvement activities and also functions as the senior clinician on the team. This position reports to the Clinical Director.

Responsibilities

  • Directs, coordinates, and provides medical/clinical services to specified consumers within a specific clinic. This includes engagement, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, family meetings, patient education and risk assessment.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals both within and outside the agency to facilitate client treatment.
  • Maintain mental health reports and records in a timely manner.
  • Participate in mental health planning meetings, coordinated care management meetings, assessment and planning conferences, and collaboration with other coordinated care staff.
  • Participate in supervision with the Clinical Director as required by the Office of Behavioral Health Licensure, Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and SWC Policy and Procedure. Promote positive client relations in accordance with SWC policies and procedures. Serve as an advocate for clients concerning their mental health needs.
  • Must be a ble to multi-task and perform in a high stress and fast paced environment. Must be professional, diplomatic, focused, and non-judgmental in difficult situations.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned
Please visit swhiv.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PNP-Job-Posting-06.24.15.pdf website for complete posting.

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Outreach Coordinator

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Through a variety of outreach activities, responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of a Ryan White Part A outreach program for women, children and families (WCF) who are living with HIV. Responsible for identifying WCF who are aware of their status but who are not in care, ensuring that WCF currently out of care are linked to primary care and other needed services. Responsible for removing or reducing barriers to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS services for WCF. Responsible for providing individual and group outreach for Christie’s Place. Work in coordination with the LTC Coordinator in developing and distributing culturally competent, linguistically and developmentally appropriate outreach materials.

Complete Partner Services (PS) training through the County of San Diego HIV, STD Hepatitis Branch (HSHB); offer PS to HIV positive individuals and counseling on partner disclosure. Assess sexual and needle-sharing partner notification needs and referral options and discuss voluntary partner notification with each client identified as HIV positive as part of routine service provision. In the case of third-party notification request, elicit partner information and pass that information on for notification to Public Health Advisors.

Responsible for conducting informal assessments of client’s need for primary care/treatment and/or supportive services, early intervention/diagnosis information, peer based counseling, information based and hand-in-hand assistance in accessing appropriate services. Responsible for interviewing and intake of program participants, answering and screening telephone calls, responding to inquiries for service, preparing program materials and correspondence as required. Provide guidance to volunteer staff.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Please visit Christie's Place website for complete posting.

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Case Manager

As a Case Manager with Covenant House Florida, you will further our mission by providing shelter and services to runaway, homeless and at-risk youth under the age of 21. You will serve alongside like-minded employees driven by the hope of changing lives. Our staff are one of the greatest agents of life-transformation, so we commit to providing resources and support to strengthen your day-to-day activities.

We respect one another as professionals, and support each other like a family. We value the expertise of our employees and know that without their contribution, our vision isn’t possible. We are making a difference. Join our mission today!

We are currently seeking a full time Case Managers to work in our residential facility located on Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Sunrise Boulevard. This individual will provide case management services and direct supervision to the homeless and runaway youth residing in our residential crisis shelter.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

As a Case Manager, you will provide case management services/direct supervision to the homeless and runaway youth residing in our Fort Lauderdale residential crisis shelter, located on Fort Lauderdale beach. Responsibilities include:

  • Communication: With immediacy, respond to inquiries from valued stakeholders with mutual respect and care including the completion of necessary documentation.
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Supervise residents, maintain order and exercise appropriate judgment at all times.
  • Sanctuary & Physical Plant: Maintain a clean, safe environment.
  • Case Management: Greet all residents unconditionally and aid them in assimilating to the CHF environment and guide residents in planning future goals and setting attainable objectives. Be their advocate.
  • Referrals: Assist residents and general public with the necessary community resources/referrals. Escort youths to the appointments as appropriate.
Please visit broward.jobing.com/case-manager-fort-lauderdale/job/5449434 for complete posting.

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Development Associate

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is seeking a Development Associate. The Development Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing a variety of fund development tasks in order to generate a pre-determined amount of revenue to support the organization’s financial needs. Previous experience at a development/foundation/advancement office desired. A significant part of the Development Associate’s work involves performing a variety of duties related to PATF’s annual signature fundraising event. Working knowledge of fundraising software is a plus. The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and sometimes willing to work non-traditional hours. Act 33 &34 & FBI clearances, personal auto and insurance required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to work independently with guidance from the Director of Development
  • Ability to engage donors in a friendly and informative manner
  • Ability to work with a variety of entities and agency supporters to provide resources for various fundraising events
  • Ability to work as part of a team player and inter-departmentally
  • Organizational skills for scheduling, planning, promotion and implementation of events and managing time efficiently
  • Computer literate with ability to collect project data and manage an Outlook calendar
  • Able to operate fundraising software to produce reports and gather information on donors
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. EOE

Send resume by August 7, 2015

Email resume to jcatone@patf.org
Or mail to:
John Catone
Director of Development
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Heath Educator

LIAAC, the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency delivering comprehensive services to all Long Islanders infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Basic Function
Provide HIV+ individuals that are not retained in care with evidence based health education that will improve their HIV knowledge bank, health literacy and encourage the development of self-efficacy to engage and retain in HIV treatment/care. Conduct mobile Syphilis testing, and in conjunction with the Case Manager and Peer Navigators, coordinate referrals and service linkages

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Develop, review, and periodically update curriculum and activities.
  2. Screen all potential Health Education clients for appropriateness and to ensure eligibility criteria are met.
  3. Conduct Healthy Living Project (HLP) workshops: Provide multi-session evidence based intervention (EBI) to HIV+ individuals that are treatment naive or out of care.
  4. Conduct Health Education Risk Reduction (HERR): Povide single or multi-session one-to-one HIV/STI/HCV educational and skill-building interventions to referred individuals.
  5. Conduct education sessions in group and individual setting.
  6. Conduct Rapid Syphilis testing using Trinity Biotech’s Syphilis Health Check. Refer all positives to medical providers for confirmatory testing.
  7. Attend all AIDS Institute required meetings and trainings.
  8. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred. Two years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness; two-three years’ developing and facilitating health education. Must possess an understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating with other organizations. Good interpersonal, communication and computer skills; Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred.

For a complete job description please email your cover letter and resume to lalmonte@liaac.org.

Posted Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Director of Development and Community Engagement

Founded in 1987, Clare Housing is the only organization in Minnesota whose mission is solely dedicated to advancing programs and new solutions that address the full-continuum of HIV-related housing needs and ending homelessness among individuals living with HIV. A leader in the development of supportive housing, over the last decade we have grown from one community care home serving four people to developing 116 units of HIV-specific supportive housing serving 150 people annually. In December we will open Clare Terrace, a new 36-unit affordable housing development and we are currently in the planning stages for developing another 36-unit facility projected to start construction in 2016.

As a result of continued growth, Clare Housing is conducting a search for a Director of Development and Community Engagement that will provide inspirational leadership, experience, and a deep knowledge of fundraising and community engagement strategies. The position is directly responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations coupled with creating an annual work plan that aligns with Clare Housing’s strategic framework. Working in partnership with the Executive Director, long-term strategies include: cultivating new and existing relationships that build a sustainable revenue pipeline, growing Clare Housing’s annual fund and ensuring good systems and processes are in place.

Please visit rew11.ultipro.com/MAC1006/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*DBD0D00835E11777 for complete posting.

Posted Thursday July 9, 2015
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RN Case Manager

Program and Position Summary: The Richard M. Cohen Residence, a program of Dolores Street Community Services, is a 10 unit state-licensed RCF-CI (Residential Care Facility for the Chronically Ill) that houses formerly homeless adults with disabling HIV/AIDS and other chronic health and mental health conditions.

The RN Case Manager serves as the primary coordinator of all health care services for residents at Cohen, including the provision of medication management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of each resident's physical/mental status, intervening as needed.
  • Collaborate with Social Work Case Manager weekly to coordinate all aspects of residents' care.
  • Maintain communication with other health care providers and staff regarding changes in health status, medications, or treatments.
  • Advocate for evaluations and/or treatments when necessary.
  • Ensure accurate administration and documentation of residents' medications, including preparing Medi-sets weekly, ensuring delivery of prescriptions from the pharmacy, maintaining current medication list for each resident, coordinating reorders and changes, and monitoring the use of controlled substances.
  • Directly supervise C.N.A. staff, communicating care and systems changes at morning shift change, and engaging in 1:1 supervision/coaching and providing supervisory guidance.
  • Provide on-call nursing triage on nights and weekends and advise C.N.A.s as needed.
  • Make appointments for residents, work with C.N.A.s to keep track of appointments and reminders, and follow up after appointments as needed.
  • Document (in chart notes) on each client a minimum of once per week.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to report on Nursing-related issues.
  • Create and maintain monthly C.N.A. schedule to ensure 24-hour coverage.
  • Assist Program Manager with tracking data for reporting.
  • Attend monthly Resident Council meetings to report on Nursing-related issues.
  • Develop Individual Service Plan for each resident and update at least once per quarter.
  • Work with Program Manager to interview, hire, and train C.N.A.s
  • Supervise FT and PT C.N.A.s, providing counsel and taking personnel actions as appropriate.
  • Monitor and administer annual TB tests/screenings for residents and staff.
  • Participate in interview and intake process for potential new residents including assessment of medical needs and appropriateness for the facility. Work with Program Manager and Social Worker to obtain all necessary intake documentation.
  • Develop and maintain all nursing-related policies and procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with RCF-CI regulations and other applicable requirements.
  • Maintain stock of needed medical equipment and supplies for residents and staff.
  • Work with Program Manager and Social Worker to coordinate resident discharge plan when applicable.
  • Follow-up on medical incident reports.
  • Handle follow up in case of resident death (i.e. calling coroner, etc..).
  • Attend meetings of HIV Nurse's Network, and other job-related trainings.
  • Assist with Nursing-related aspects of program development
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • Current California RN License
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Criminal background clearance required
  • T.B. test (prior to first day of work) and health exam (within first 7 days of work)
  • At least one year of R.N. experience required
  • RN experience in the HIV/AIDS field preferred
  • Basic computer and record-keeping skills
  • Willingness and ability to ensure compliance with nursing-related RCF-CI regulations
  • Experience in assessment and crisis intervention
  • Ability to supervise and direct others and develop and foster teamwork and cooperation
  • Familiarity with Harm Reduction principles and practice
  • Direct supervisory experience strongly preferred
Site: Richard M. Cohen Residence, San Francisco, CA
Reports to: Program Manager
Schedule: On-site 30 hours/week: M-F. Flexible, but must be available Wed. 10-3. On-call evenings and weekends (shared with per-diem RN).
Compensation: $35/hr for on-site hours; $3/hr for on-call hours

To apply: Please send resume & cover letter to:
Mason Jeffrys, Associate Director
Email: mason@dscs.org
Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.

Posting Date: July 2, 2015. Please apply as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applicants and conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

Dolores Street Community Services is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible, including women, people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgendered individuals, and persons with disabilities, including HIV.

Posted Thursday July 9, 2015
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Peer Navigator

LIAAC, the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency delivering comprehensive services to all Long Islanders infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

BASIC FUNCTION
Assist with contacting and engaging HIV+ consumers, accompany consumers on appointments, provide encouragement as well as coaching and assist with monitoring of progress. This is a part-time position (10 hours/week) that pays $15.00 per hour.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conduct outreach and engagement efforts to engage and retain consumers in care.
  2. Coach consumers in self-advocacy and self-management.
  3. Accompany consumers on clinical and supportive service appointments.
  4. Assist Case Managers during some interventions.
  5. Assist the Health Educator during educational sessions.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
Report to the Case Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Be knowledgeable about the region’s services, the communities and populations being served, and familiar with navigating the systems of care.

PREFERRED
Openly living with HIV/AIDS and ability to share personal experiences of living with HIV as appropriate and as needed. Familiarity with print publications and social media sites that cater to the HIV+ population a plus.

CONTACT
Luis Almonte, MS HRM, PHR
Director of Human Resources
Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC)
60 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Office: 631.385.2451 x 113
Lalmonte@liaac.org

Posted Thursday July 9, 2015
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African American Services Case Manager

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people living with or affected by HIV and eliminating HIV-related stigma and health disparities. Learn more about us at cascadeaids.org.

CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a full-time African American Services Case Manager to provide strengths-based social services to African American people living with HIV/AIDS. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual skilledin helping people who are experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and/or struggling with substance use to access complex systems. A successful candidate will believe strongly in equitable access to healthcare, housing and basic needs for all people, with a focus on working with HIV-positive African Americans, and will be able to work successfully with people who have varying sexual and gender identities, economic and class status, and physical and mental abilities.

This position primarily helps clients navigate the medical care, mental healthcare, drug/alcohol and housing systems.

Please visit cascadeaids.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AA-Svs-Case-Mgr-job-posting-June-2015.pdf for complete posting.

Posted Thursday June 11, 2015
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Community Resource Coordinator

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is seeking a Community Resource Coordinator. The successful candidate must have experience with engaging hard to reach individuals and coordinate community resources and benefits to overcome barriers to care. The successful candidate understands drug and alcohol and mental health treatment systems and how to make proper referrals. A Master’s degree in a social service field, or equivalent experience required. The position also requires a passion to help those individuals living with HIV who experience barriers and difficulties connecting with treatment. and interest in preventing the transmission of HIV, This includes working with the prison population and those who are homeless. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and sometimes willing to work non-traditional hours. Act 33 &34 & FBI clearances, personal auto and insurance required. EOE.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to engage a diverse community of people living with HIV and link them to care
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and benefits.
  • Ability to develop non-judgmental and respectful rapport with those who are engaged.
  • Ability to work with case management and prevention staff.
  • Organizational skills for scheduling, planning, promotion and implementation of events and managing time efficiently
  • Computer literate with ability to collect project data and manage an Outlook calendar.
Good salary and pleasant work environment

Send resume and/or interest for Job to cchristen@patf.org by June 14, 2015.

Posted Friday May 29, 2015
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Assistant Nurse Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Magnet Assistant Nurse Manager provides direct oversight and management of the clinic as well as providing protocol based medical and nursing care to clients seeking care at Magnet. This position is responsible for managing staff clinicians, as well as licensed and non-licensed clinical volunteers. This position reports directly to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Nursing Director. In addition, this individual will utilize their skills and knowledge to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the medical and nursing care that is provided. This critical role will function as a direct and expert resource to providers of service. This individual will work in harmony with current medical and nursing standards of practice in diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of specific disease an illness protocols established by the Medical Director. Magnet is a medical clinic and community center in the Castro area of San Francisco, dedicated to gay men’s sexual and social health.

Please visit theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=sf246 for complete posting.

Posted Friday May 29, 2015
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Intervention Case Manager

Job Description: Broward House, Inc. is a not for profit social service agency serving Broward County with multiple programs for individual infected and affected by HIV, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues.

We are looking for an Intervention Case Manager to work in our substance abuse and HIV Intervention and Prevention Program targeting 18-30 year old gay, transgender, bi-sexual and questioning men. The candidate will have a strong comfort level working with the target population as well as providing HIV testing, community outreach, individual intervention, group facilitation, and case management services. Hours will vary, including weekend, evenings, and some late nights at location with high traffic of target population.

Please visit browardhousejobs.recruiting.com/bachelors-level-substance-abuse-and-hiv-intervention-counselor/job/5364498 for complete posting.

Posted Friday May 29, 2015
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