Case Manager - VIDA Pathway (Brooklyn)
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City. Our programs benefit more than 2,700 people each year helping them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.|
The Case Manager's main responsibility is to provide case management services for a caseload of clients and their family members. The Case Manager prepares comprehensive assessments and service plans. Community linkages may require some field work.
|Duties:||RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: |
-Perform all activities related to case management for assigned caseload including initial assessment(s), timely comprehensive service plans, service plan reviews and progress notes.
-Maintain and document liaisons with other agencies providing services to assigned cases.
-Provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
-Monitor compliance and management of the client's health, mental health and substance abuse treatment needs.
-Provide assistance with all ADL activities to maintain clients independence in the community.
-Advocacy and referral as needed.
-Monitor and re-assess client's needs for treatment and community education on chemical dependency related issues.
|Qualifications:||REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:|
-Experience with HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, chronic mental illness, substance abuse individuals and their families a plus.
-Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills required
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
-2-3 consecutive years of work experience in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues.
-Valid CASAC or CASAC-T
-Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred
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