Job Posting for AIDS Action Committee: Prevention Case Manager, Youth on Fire (Temporary)

TitlePrevention Case Manager, Youth on Fire (Temporary)

Organization: AIDS Action Committee

Brief Summary of Position:

The Youth on Fire Prevention Case Manager will: (1) proactively engage homeless and street-involved youth by establishing rapport and readily responding to individual needs in the program’s drop-in space; (2) provide harm reduction materials, supportive referrals, and prevention case management to YOF members, and; (3) work with the YOF team to create a safe and supportive environment in the drop-in center. Please Note: This is a full-time temporary position through October 31, 2017 with the possibility of permanent employment beyond October 31st, pending additional funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide clients with easily accessible and low-threshold services that operate within the harm reduction framework. This includes enrolling participants in program services, conducting basic risk assessments, and assisting participants with accessing support services on a walk-in, triage, and as-needed basis.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the drop-in space by proactively engaging participants, responding to service needs, safety issues and provide general support through active listening.
  • Work with the YOF staff to create a safe and supportive environment in the drop-in center.
  • Provide written and verbal harm reduction information on safer sex strategies, substance use, overdose prevention, incarceration, sex work, street safety, GLBTQ issues, and HIV, STI and Hepatitis transmission.
  • Assist participants in accessing medical and social services such as primary care, drug treatment, mental health and legal advocacy.
  • Assist with the operation of the drop-in center’s nutrition program.
  • Promote all related services available at Youth on Fire, throughout AAC and with collaborating programs, including Syringe Exchange and GLBT Health programs.
  • Provide HIV counseling and testing sessions to program participants.
  • Complete all required paperwork and data entry including referrals, drop-in space visits, risk reduction sessions, follow-up needs and participant feedback.
  • Assist with community presentations on services available at Youth on Fire.
  • Attend and participate in program, department, management and staff meetings and trainings as well as funder and stakeholder meetings as requested
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2 – 5 years experience working with marginalized youth/ young adults
  • Phlebotomy certification/experience or a willingness to be trained in phlebotomy
  • Significant knowledge of health-related, social, and legal issues faced by homeless youth.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles and practices as well as trauma informed services.
  • Strong crisis management, de-escalation, and group facilitation skills.
  • Commitment to practice harm reduction in all interactions with program participants.
  • Understand importance of confidentiality and boundaries in prevention and education work.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, age, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an institutional and programmatic value.
  • Ability to be punctual and perform tasks consistently during scheduled work hours.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to support the mission and goals of the program and agency.

 

 

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