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Case Manager - DR I

Location:Bronx, NY
Benefits:Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:Dona Rosita I
Description:The Case Manager's main responsibility is to provide case management services for a caseload of 20 clients and their family members. The Case Manager prepares comprehensive assessments and service plans. Community linkages may require some field work.
Duties:-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, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

-Extensive knowledge of case management principles and practices
-Good initiative and learning ability of HRA-HASA Supportive Housing Program Desk Guide and the HIV/AIDS Program regulations.
-Responsible, organized, effective, and efficient. Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously. Communication skills (effective & Actively listening, Verbal and written)
-Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, severe and persistent mental illness.
-Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other Comunilife employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT(s):

-Bachelor's degree required
- 2-3 consecutive years of work experience in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues.
-Valid New York State CASAC or CASAC-T Certificate preferred.
-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, Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

Comunilife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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