The primary responsibility of the Medical Case Manager is to provide multi-disciplinary medical case management to HIV+ clientele with co-morbid conditions (i.e. substance abuse dependence and PTSD) with the primary goal of improving the client’s overall health and well-being. The Medical Case Manager will formulate and systematically review individualized client care plans, maintain progress logs, facilitate needed client referrals and conduct comprehensive discharge planning. The Medical Case Manager will also facilitate psychoeducational client group sessions covering topics such as substance use, drug interaction, individual coping mechanisms, anger management, interpersonal relationship skill development and generating healthy lifestyles.
Conduct comprehensive intake evaluations collecting client biopsychosocial history.
Provide client assessment screenings for substance use/abuse/dependence, behavioral risk, mental and physical health.
Respond to and provide client crisis interventions (i.e. suicide prevention).
Help clients modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing their understanding of self, personal problems, and clients’ part in creating them.
Conduct individual counseling sessions regarding behavioral health, substance use and risk reduction.
Provide referrals/ linkages to necessary treatment/support and conducting proper referral follow-up.
Monitor individualized care plan progress and client adherence to established treatment goals.
Facilitate psychoeducational client group counseling sessions around the issues of substance use, drug interaction, individual coping mechanisms, anger management, interpersonal relationship skill development and generating healthy lifestyles.
Maintain proper progress logs and applicable client treatment documentation.
Adhere to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, professional code of ethics, funding sources, organization policies and program guidelines.
Conduct home visits and accompany clients on medical visits.
Participation in occasional outreach activities and major organization events.
Schedule includes alternating Saturday's and some evening shifts.
Conduct HIV/STI testing and counseling
Other duties as assigned by reporting manager or Executive Director.
Masters or Bachelors degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and three years’ experience in social services required
Certifications/licensure: CADC, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW or MISA desired
Possess or the ability to obtain a Phlebotomy Certification
Knowledge of HIV care and supportive services strongly preferred
Language: Bilingual English/Spanish Required
Cultural/lifestyle sensitivity to African American, Latino, and LGBT populations required
Word processing/computer skills a must
Organizational and time management skills
Presentation skills/group facilitation skills
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits Included
About Project Vida Inc
Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Now Project VIDA has expanded its community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs.
Roughly half of our Direct Services clients are between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four (46%), live at or below the federal poverty level (57%), and are receiving some form of public aid (43%) or are uninsured (42%). Nearly four fifths of our Direct Services clients are Latino (78%), and roughly half of these speak only Spanish. One-fifth (20%) of these clients are African American. Most are male (80%), followed by female (18%), and transgender (2%).
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