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CASE WORKER/PEER SPECIALIST – HIV/AIDS (Nonprofit)
San Diego, CA 92108
Recruited by: Dennis Montero | Acting HR Manager - Recruitment/Talent | Neighborhood House Association See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: Neighborhood House Association
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: Hourly: $10-19/hr
  • Expires: Jul 05, 2019
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Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:
Under general supervision of the Program Director, the Case Worker/Peer Specialist works to meet the emotional and practical support needs of adults with HIV/AIDS and provides referrals and information to clients. The Case Worker/Peer Specialist will perform a wide range of program duties related to assisting HIV-Positive people to access services available, to increase their adherence to HIV treatment and to improve the health and wellness needs of HIV-Positive people.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.
• Maintains active client caseload each month;
• Provides one-on-one emotional support to clients;
• Assists clients to meet the objectives and outcomes for their care plans;
• Maintains monthly contact with each client;
• Provides education;
• Provides clients with appointment reminders;
• Coordinates transportation needs of clients;
• Maintains strict confidentiality;
• Under supervision and review of the Program Director, records client progress notes, progress objectives and progress outcomes;
• Maintains working knowledge of the HIV service delivery system in San Diego County;
• Provides referrals and information to clients;
• Supports clients in short and long-term goals;
• Conducts hospital and/or home visits when needed;
• Participates in case conferences;
• Exceptional customer service skills required;
• Enters necessary data and information into the ARIES database in the required time frame;
• Ensures that all client files are accurate, organized, auditable and stored in confidential file cabinets;
• Transports clients to their needed linkage resource(s);
• Other duties as assigned by Program Director and Lead Clinical Case Manager.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
• Social, healthcare, supportive and other services and resources available in the San Diego community;
• Challenges and needs of the HIV population;
• Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office applications;
• Working with individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic trends, conditions, and expectations.

Ability to:
• Demonstrate positive, professional and tactful communication skills;
• Demonstrate enthusiasm and motivate clients, establish and maintain effective working relations with clients and other staff;
• Operate standard office equipment;
• Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with a variety of people with HIV/AIDS issues;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, other professional staff and the public.

Language Skills:
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions primarily in English from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Experience and Training:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is completion of high school with a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalent. At least two (2) years of related experience and/or training with the HIV/AIDS population; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability working with culturally diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations is required.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California driver's license along with current valid California automobile insurance. This position requires lived experience as an HIV positive person and/or a person in recovery from a mental health and/or co-occurring disorder; or as a family member of an HIV person or person in recovery. If in recovery, candidate must demonstrate mental health recovery milestones; substance abuse recovery requires a minimum of three (3) years clean and sober. Must pass a background check. TB test is required upon hire and renewed every four (4) years. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please apply on the Agency website at www.neighborhoodhouse.org. Applications must be fully completed (per instructions), signed, and dated when submitted. Any applicable supplemental application questions and/ or certifications must be attached to the application at the time the application is submitted. All statements on the application will be subject to verification and investigation prior to employment. In order for your education or certification(s) to be considered, you must attach a copy of your official degree transcripts or diploma or foreign equivalency report and/or certification to your application. Please only submit the documents required.

NOTE: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of job on a case by case basis.

ABOUT NHA:
The neighborhood House Association is a non- profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

BENEFITS:
Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
• Vacation;
• Sick leave;
• 13 paid holidays;
• Two (2) personal days;
• Four (4) days annual bereavement leave;
• 401K Retirement Plan;
• Medical;
• Dental;
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA);
• Life & Disability insurance;
• Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products;
• Social Security;

**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week.**

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:
All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION STATUS:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department