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Careers with SACHR

As our organization grows, we are regularly seeking talented and passionate employees who are interested in becoming a part of SACHR. Explore the toggles below to learn more about the jobs we have available and how to apply. If you do not see a job opening that applies to you, be sure to check back soon as we regularly update our list of available positions.

HIV Case Manager/Behavioral Health Specialist (LMSW)

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction, as a grassroots organization, started with a needle exchange program to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among intravenous  drug users in the South Bronx. In addition to street outreach, we provide assistance with basic needs, such as shower, food and clothing. Today we are a multi-service organization providing continuum of care and harm reduction interventions that treats the whole person in a quiet sanctuary.  We also offer a variety of support groups and workshops, acupuncture, yoga, and massage therapy.

Our mission is to provide non-non-judgmental quality access to health resources to persons whom the social stigma attached to their illicit drug use, HIV/AIDS/HCV status, poverty, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, homelessness, or health undermines their ability to access the services they require and deserve.

The Position

Full-time position (40hrs/wk), providing direct services to participants living with HIV/AIDS, with substance use history and, who may have a mental disorder, and struggling with multiple psychosocial issues/concerns and health related conditions. Utilizing a harm reduction approach and from a strength based perspective, the HIV Case Manager/BH Specialist will address the issues/concerns presented by our participants and will develop service plans, coordination and follow-up.  Understanding of the different forces that impacts the life of active substance users, with a comprised immune system, is essential, as well as a social justice framework. 

Specific Skills and performance tasks for this position are:

  • Development of comprehensive psychosocial assessment, service planning, coordination, monitoring and follow-up, from a client-client-centered modality.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation skills.
  • Provide accompaniment services and support, as needed.
  • Acknowledgment of participant’s significant other, family members, and /or collaterals, that may have a significant role in the development of service plan, well being and care.
  • Provide one-to-one short-term counseling and support in the office, home and/or alternative setting, as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate client records and requested documentation, as needed to complete weekly and monthly written reports.
  • Attend weekly supervision meeting with Program Managers and/or Clinical Supervisor, as needed and appropriate to the caseload.
  • Attend professional meetings, as requested by the Program Managers.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team atmosphere.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in work schedule and expansion of work hours to evening and/or weekend, as needed and appropriate.

Requirements:

LMSW, with at least 2-3 years experience in the human services field.

Bilingual/Bicultural. Spanish speaking is required for this position.

Knowledge and understanding of harm reduction and a social justice framework is preferable, as well as HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, HEP C, and related social and health conditions.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Nando Pinto at npinto@sachr.org with “HIV Case Manager/Behavioral Health Specialist (LMSW)” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Fiscal Assistant (Part Time)

Payroll, A/P, and A/R. Not project specific.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Joyce Rivera, Executive Director, at jrivera@sachr.org with “Fiscal Assistant (Part Time)” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce

Administrative Assistant to Executive Management

Provide high-level administrative support. Manage and maintain executives’ schedules. Prepare reports, memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software. Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution. Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence. Scan, file and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports. Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals. Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries. Liaison with program managers regarding the disposition of their administrative needs.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Joyce Rivera, Executive Director, at jrivera@sachr.org with “Administrative Assistant to Executive Management” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce

 

Social Worker

Provide individual counseling, referral coordination and linkage to care. Participate in bi-weekly CQI meetings and liaison with Consultant Psychiatrist. Bilingual (Spanish:English) required. $50,000 annum, 1.0 FTE for 6 months. This position is project specific.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Joyce Rivera, Executive Director, at jrivera@sachr.org with “Social Worker” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
An administrative assistant to perform clerical and reception activities. This position is project specific, 1.0 FTE for 6 months.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Joyce Rivera, Executive Director, at jrivera@sachr.org with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce

Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW) / HCV Navigator

This position, in support of St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction’s HIV Prevention In-reach Initiative, reports to the HRS/SAP Manager. SACHR’s CHOW/HCV Navigator, will work with the program manager to coordinate the daily provision of SSP services and resources that include in-reach and educational activities to achieve the primary goal, reduction of the new incidence of seroconversion among individuals at high risk for HIV/HCV. The CHOW/ HCV Navigator will work with the program manager to provide daily, a comprehensive system of care, targeting substance users, their partners/family, and community members at high sexual risk; residing within the SSP. We serve members from the Highbridge/Morrisania, Hunts Point/Mott Haven, and Central Bronx communities of the Bronx, as well as emerging targeted areas of need. The CHOW / HCV Navigator is expected to work with the program manager to ensure that the highest quality and appropriate, client centered HIV prevention interventions and client services are provided daily. In addition, the CHOW / HCV Navigator is expected to improve the organization’s qualitative and qualitative program performance, promote positive teamwork, and courtesy in all contacts and encounters. The coordinator will assist with other HRS/SSP departmental efforts, as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Coordinate HIV/ HCV on-site prevention education as it relates to SSP/Testing.
  • Share information about community resources available, and successfully provide on-site referrals (substance use treatment, medical care, legal services, social services, housing/shelter, nutritional services, etc.) and provide cultural & linguistic literature to support cultural competency. Coordinate efforts to update community resources and appropriate educational literature.
  • Coordinate and implement outreach strategies framed by Trans-theoretical Model//Stages of Change.
  • Coordinate the individual/group education interventions concerning Harm Reduction practices, emphasizing safe intravenous use practices and safe sexual practices, HIV/AIDS prevention, Hepatitis prevention and STD/STI prevention.
  • Engage SSP community members in empowerment processes aimed mainly to reduce risks as active drug users and sexual partners.
  • Discuss issues about general health of intravenous and non-intravenous drug users, their partners, and families.
  • Coordinate individual/small group education interventions concerning practical demonstrations of syringe cleaning procedures (Bleach kit demonstration).
  • Share practical information of proper disposal of used syringes, cookers, ties and other drug paraphernalia.
  • Share practical demonstrations of safe use of female condoms, male condoms, dental dams, and lubrication.
  • Share basic information concerning legal issues and challenges related to drug use.
  • Check SSP inventory levels to ensure the department maintains the optimal level of inventory and FIFO; first in first out method of inventory control is used to prevent distribution of expired inventory to participants and/or discarding of expired inventory through our medical waste management service.
  • Perform real time AIRS Data Entry and eSHARE Data Entry duties as needed.
  • Perform HCV/HIV Rapid testing as needed.
  • Refer HCV positive participants for RNA Confirmatory Testing
  • Enter HCV Data into NYSHCV Database and send data in monthly
  • Other duties as necessary

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrate bilingual written and oral ability in both English and Spanish.
  • Respect for the knowledge, feelings, and actions of other people.
  • Coordinate the re-creation of public space and transform it as a safe place for educational empowering interventions.
  • Know how to effectively, handle difficult participants, visitors at street sites (police, reporters, observers, community members, etc.).
  • Coordinate Intake and registration of new participants
  • Possess basic knowledge about prevention (in drug use and sexual practices).
  • Knowledge related to Syringes: uses, differences, & similarities.
  • Basic knowledge about vein care; types of drugs; places to shoot safely; abscesses & cellulites
  • Coordinate Bleach Kits and Condom demonstrations which are inclusive of sterile syringes, cookers, ties, bleach, water, female, and male condoms, dental dams, and lubricant to reduce the participant’s harm.
  • Provide continuity of services to the community outdoors, year-round.
  • Possess intermediate Windows Office computer skills.
  • Coordinate teamwork efforts to achieve deliverable goals.
  • Coordinate used syringe disposal.

To apply, please send your resume to the email: vasher@sachr.org, with “CHOW/HCV Navigator” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Benefit Enrollment Specialist

Bridging Access to Benefits and Care is collaboration between SACHR, Acacia & Seedco

The Benefit Enrollment Specialist will connect Bronx based participants and their families to a wide range of income-enhancing benefits that have a proven impact on maintaining employment and helping families build assets. Utilizing Seedco’s EarnBenefits Online (EBO), the Benefit Enrollment Specialist will provide in-person education, benefits screening and eligibility information and public benefits application assistance to participants and their families. The Benefit Enrollment Specialist will also conduct outreach, follow up with participants to document receipt of benefits, and troubleshoot problems participants encounter while applying for benefits.

The Benefit Enrollment Specialist will work out of multiple SACHR program sites in the Bronx and is responsible for outreach to potential participants and traveling between different locations.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Work with participants to identify public benefits and community resources available to them utilizing Seedco”s EarnBenefits technology
  2. Provide in-person benefits enrollment counseling service to potential participants.
  3. Assist in the completion of new and renewal benefits applications on behalf of clients.
  4. Provide light case management for all applications, following up with participants to ensure that respective applications and required documentation is submitted and informing participants about their application status.
  5. Assist participants to resolve any problems and answer questions about their benefits.
  6. Educate eligible partner staff and prospective participants about public and community resources, and how to access those benefits.
  7. Ensure that all program outcomes are properly documented in an accurate and time manner through program reporting systems.
  8. Provide a weekly report, on program activities and individual targets to date.
  9. Ensure the SACHR’s programmatic goals and individual targets, as they relate to outreach and application completion, are achieved.
  10. Work with leadership staff to use program performance data to drive improvements to the program design and implementation.
  11. Participate in all required trainings and meetings; maintain a strong and current expertise in public benefits eligibility, application and enrollment, as well as community resources.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bilingual, Spanish and English
  2. Ability to work independently
  3. Familiarity with databases and case noting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIORNMENT:

  • Transporting laptop and materials between sites is required.
  • Benefit Enrollment Specialist will be mobile and service different community-based organizations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Benefit Enrollment Specialist is supervised by the Program Coordinator. Supervisor is offsite, but with daily virtual supervision.

How to Apply: Please send a responsive cover letter and resume to Van Asher at vasher@sachr.org with the subject line “Benefit Enrollment Specialist”.

Case Manager

The Case Manager position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Case management/outreach/advocacy as part of a multi-disciplinary team to active drug users at the central office and outreach locations.
  • Work with participants using a person-centered approach to help identify strengths/needs and establish goals and objectives.
  • Recruit people in need of services who use drugs into program by understanding the unique challenges and oppression they face.
  • Assist with referrals to community based services, housing applications and income/mainstream benefits applications, assistance in accessing health/mental health care, emergency food shelter, transportation, and/or other social services. Follow up as necessary.
  • Complete documentation as required including electronic record keeping system, participant files adn completion of reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, case review and staff tranings as scheduled along with supervision and other program or agency meetings as assigned.
  • HIV testing, pre/post HIV test counseling and referrals to STI/STD testing.
  • HIV/AIDS and STI/STD risk education and referral to appropriate care.
  • Conduct presentations about the Women’s Services Program to community agencies and businesses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year case management experience
  • Experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and substance use.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills – proficient in word, excel, and electronic record keeping.
  • Ability to listen and respond non-judgementally with empathy
  • Experience with Trauma informed Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, or other evidence-based practices.
  • Familiarity with Bronx metnal health, health, housing, and social service providers.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred

Benefits

  • Excellent benefits package

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Van Asher at vasher@sachr.org with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce.