AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Fulton County Jail - Medical Case Manager

US-GA-Atlanta, GA
Req No
2017-6685
Category
AID Atlanta
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.

 

AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast.  AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.

The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.

AID Atlanta’s core values:

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity

If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct service coordination and support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Provide Case Management services to members who are incarcerated at Fulton County Jail as well as on a walk-in, scheduled, and on-call basis at the AID Atlanta main site.
  • Manage a caseload of up to 75 members
  • Conduct initial comprehensive assessment and intake for eligible members
  • Collaboratively develop and implement Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each member on caseload, including conducting ISP updates every 6 months for each member.
  • Assess and evaluate member’s initial needs through the EMA screening tool.
  • Educate members about Case Management, and policies (Grievance, HIPPA, Member’s Rights and Responsibilities) and other agency program policies to ensure member has clear expectations of services.
  • Provide regular monthly (or more) contact with members to follow up on treatment plan goals and provide intervention as needed.
  • Advocate and mediate on member’s behalf to decrease or eliminate barriers to care.
  • Educate members about the importance of participating in medical care and ensure that members have full access to primary medical care.
  • Assess and Educate members about the importance of medication and medical adherence to improve member’s clinical outcomes.
  • Assess and educate members about harm reduction, prevention, and other HIV related sexual transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Conduct home and hospital visits, accompanying members to appointments as needed.
  • Organize and facilitate new member orientation to ensure members have a clear understanding of how Case Management can be utilized beneficially.
  • Assess, verify and maintain records of a member’s eligibility for Case Management and various entitlement programs.
  • Document all interactions with or on behalf of a member within 72 hours.
  • Assess, collect, and maintain accurate member information and records in a confidential manner.
  • Complete monthly reporting to ensure accurate programmatic reporting (based on position/site assigned)
  • Provide active referrals and application assistance and support to members.
  • Educate members about various community resources and programs to increase their knowledge of appropriate referrals.
  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff in the development and execution of member’s plan of care.
  • Attend monthly interdisciplinary meetings with medical providers (based on-site).
  • Maintain up-to-date resources of community services.
  • Participate in and volunteer for intra and interdepartmental activities/events across the agency (i.e. AIDS WALK fundraising, AIDS 101 participation, HIV testing and counseling, The Women’s Events, Prevent Blindness, etc., etc).
  • Communicate regularly with staff about changes, updates, and improvements in service delivery issues or other agency related issues that directly or indirectly impact staff and/or members.
  • Attend agency, local, state, and national meetings, conferences, or workshops as needed or required.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures for AID Atlanta and other off-site programs to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Abide by NASW code of ethics, HIPPA and Atlanta EMA Case Management Standards to ensure a high level of professionalism is maintained.
  • Address members concerns utilizing the Customer Service Standards.
  • Perform routine self audits and maintain charts to ensure members information and eligibility documents are current.
  • Meet with supervisor at least on a monthly basis to staff member cases, discuss chart audits/observation results, and to discuss performance and progress of stated goals.
  • Attend all required internal and external (for off-sites) meetings.
  • Participate in various trainings held internally and externally ensuring a continuous knowledge base of programs that benefit members.       
  • Be a participant in the hiring and training of new case managers as requested by manager.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES : None

Qualifications

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology or Social Work related field.
  • 1-2 years experience in the field of social work/case management or similar field.
  • Experience in the field of HIV is preferred, but not required
  • Experience with providing services in a jail environment is preferred, but not required
  • Must pass criminal background check.

COMPETENCIES

  • Embraces and displays the agency’s core values of compassion, leadership, equality and empowerment
  • Culturally competent and able to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Possesses exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills with staff, colleagues, members and community partners.
  • Able to be a team player who can work effectively independently and also within a team with co-workers, other community care providers, speakers, etc.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and creative
  • Possesses excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Basic knowledge of harm reductionist principles and approach in providing services
  • Able to prioritize scheduled and unscheduled tasks
  • Has a basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of health and other information.
  • Able to multitask/manage/de-escalate multiple Crises
  • Possesses excellent problem solving skills
  • Empathetic, caring & patient
  • Detail Oriented
  • Able to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations            
  • Is goal & task oriented
  • Has effective written & verbal communication Skills
  • Has excellent assessment and active listening skills
  • Displays leadership ability/skills
  • Able to motivate and inspire members
  • Willing to improve on a continuous basis
  • Able to be flexible, dependable and resourceful
  • Possesses a positive and caring attitude
  • Open and responsive to coaching/feedback from others and other self development and improvement opportunities.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Applications, including Excel and Word; Proficiency with Internet 
  • Proficient in the use of  and/or experience with client record database systems                  
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones
  • Able to travel to meetings offsite, home/hospital visits, etc. as required for the job
  • Able to pass criminal background review

 

We at AID Atlanta and AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

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