Detail of : HIV Health & Recovery Specialist Job Openings in Roxbury
Candidates must be available Monday-Friday with the ability to work 8-hour shifts between the hours of 8am-8pm.Agency Summary: Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health treatment provider serving Boston and the Merrimack Valley. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care.Job Summary Statement: The role of the Health and Recovery Specialist is to provide case management and non-clinical recovery support services intended to aid individuals in establishing and maintaining individual recovery from addiction and mental illness and maintain health and wellness.S/he will provide information about medical, psychosocial, and recovery support services to help patients improve their quality of life and conduct community outreach to identify resources in the community that support patient needs. This individual will also facilitate Health & Wellness and Recovery Support Groups that address relapse prevention, HIV risk reduction strategies, health literacy, and mental health.As part of the Casa Esperanza, Inc. team you will provide services in a fully integrated, holistic, and collaborative manner using a team-treatment approach, to ensure the coordination of all client services, both across Casa programs as well as with external providers. This integrated model aims to facilitate clear communication amongst all providers and eliminate duplication of efforts or conflicting approaches to care; details necessary follow up and assignments; and ensure-wrap around support services are in place to maximize treatment effectiveness and clinical outcomes.Essential Functions: Outreach & EngagementAttend and participate in community networking meetings and outreach events to develop relationships with community agencies who may need support connecting PLWH/A to behavioral health services Coordinate and conduct admissions and intake for clients to the Familias Unidas Outpatient Program, as appropriate Provide outreach and aftercare follow-up to maintain engagement and re-engage clients who drop out of care Help patients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and patient’s part in creating them Collects client data and conduct follow up surveys to ensure long-term client engagement Assists in coordinating pro-social, recreational and cultural activities for patients
On-Site Service DeliveryFacilitate weekly Health and Wellness groups and other HIV and/or recovery support groups, as needed to provide patients with ongoing education regarding substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tobacco, nutrition and exercise and other health and wellness information Conduct initial assessment for each client and generate individualized service plans that reflect each client’s unique strengths, needs, abilities and preferences, as appropriate, and aligns with their Recovery Goals Conduct periodic re-assessments of the ISP including review of utilization of services and client-specific advocacy Connect population to HIV and Recovery support services at Casa Esperanza and at other agencies across Greater Boston. Assist clients in choosing a Primary Care Provider, making their first appointment, obtaining health insurance, and how to discuss their substance use with PCP Refer clients to appropriate outside services such as: medical, behavioral health, housing, financial, legal, education, training, employment, life skills, peer support and other services Assist patients in navigating recovery support systems and accessing resources including medical, health and wellness, housing, employment, entitlements, and other professional and non-professional services; Coordinate client transportation as needed, including medical and social support appointments. Provides interpretation for clients, as needed
AdministrativeDocument all client encounters and other data as required and maintain up-to-date client records Work closely with multidisciplinary team to ensure that client’s treatment and service plans are implemented and client needs are being met Attend bi-weekly supervision Assist in all reporting as required by Program funding sources Attend all relevant case conferences and staff meetings including MDT Other duties as assigned
Requirements: Bilingual Spanish/English required Experience working with individuals living with HIV, addiction, mental illness, trauma and violence Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience, if applicable. Knowledge of care coordination and community resources Knowledge of co-occurring disorders Understanding of harm reduction techniques Strong interpersonal skills; Crisis management Skills Strong verbal and written communication skills in English Ability to work as a team member and independently Knowledge of Ryan White Standards of Care, preferred Computer skills, minimum Microsoft Word Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License Ability to meet the physical and training requirements of the position
Education/Training Required: Minimum High School Diploma required; bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing Case Management or Recovery Support services Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Certified Alcohol Counselor required or willing to obtain within one year of hire CPR certified
Job Type: Full-timePay: $35,000.00 - $40,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k) 401(k) Matching Dental Insurance Disability Insurance Employee Discount Flexible Spending Account Health Insurance Life Insurance Paid Time Off Vision Insurance
Schedule:Monday to Friday
Experience:providing Case Management: 1 year (Preferred) providing Recovery Support services: 1 year (Preferred)
Education:High school or equivalent (Required)
Application Question:Do you have the ability to work any
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