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Agency Tester/Case Manager – Women’s Service Initiative

Job Title: Agency Tester/Case Manager – Women’s Service Initiative

Reports to: Women’s Service Unit (WSU) Program Manager

Description: A full-time staff position for SACHR’S Women’s Service Initiative. The tester/case manager will have the primary responsibility of providing bilingual (English & Spanish), non-judgmental, culturally competent, anonymous and confidential HIV/HCV rapid antibody testing and disclosure of results, comprehensive risk reduction counseling and linkage to prevention services & HIV care to high risk populations.

Essential Functions Include:
● Provide HIV/HCV rapid testing, pretest counseling & disclosure of results
● Conduct Comprehensive Risk Counselling & ARTAS Sessions
● Coordinate Prevention Education plans for HIV negative individuals including linkage to medical care and/or partner services.
● Maintain daily temperature logs and testing logs. – Oversee regular cleaning of the testing room and safe deposit of medical waste.
● Performing controls at the beginning of each month and/or whenever a new batch of kits arrives.
● Implements other testing protocols as introduced.
● Work with participants using a person-centered approach to help identify strengths/needs and establish goals and objectives.
● 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 and completion of reports as required.
● Recruit people in need of services who use drugs into program by understanding the unique challenges and oppression they face.
● Facilitate Weekly Safer Sex Group
● Co facilitate weekly Women’s Groups
● Attend and participate in team meetings, case review and staff trainings as scheduled along with supervision and other program or agency meetings as assigned. – Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
● 1 year case management experience
● Training and experience in program development, implementation and management for HIV prevention interventions.
● While NYS does not certify or license HIV Testers, candidates are strongly preferred who have had training from the NYS Regional Training Centers (RTC) and Centers of Expertise.
● Experience working with persons who are at high risk for HIV infection.
● Experience working with active substance use populations, homelessness, mental illness, women, LGBTQ, socially, ethnically, and economically diverse populations.
● Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
● Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
● Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
● Good computer skills – proficient in word, excel, and electronic record keeping.
● Ability to listen and respond non-judgmentally with empathy
● Experience with Trauma informed Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, or other evidence-based practices.
● Familiarity with Bronx mental health, health, housing, and social service providers.
● Familiarity with the Harm Reduction Approach preferred
● Spanish speaking strongly preferred

Benefits:
● Excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to Krystal Montalvo at kmontalvo@sachr.org with “Agency Tester/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.

Harm Reduction Specialist

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.
• Form linkages with other CBO’, NGO’s and Health Care organizations to help better serve our participants.
• Complete documentation as required including electronic record keeping system, participant files and completion of reports as required.
• Attend and participate in team meetings, case review and staff trainings 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.
• Clean NYS Driver’s License
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
• Good computer skills – proficient in word, excel, and electronic record keeping.
• Ability to listen and respond non-judgmentally with empathy
• Experience with Trauma informed Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, or other evidence-based practices.
• Familiarity with Bronx mental 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.