Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families
Position: HIV/HCV Case Manager
Wage: Based on Experience
Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, BC
Hours: 1 FTE, Mon – Fri business hours, evening and weekends as required. 35 hours per week.
Start Date: ASAP
Stride with Purpose provides supports and services for people living with HIV, HCV and/or people who use drugs, under a community health model. The Case Manager role collaborates and acts as an extended member of the HIV clinical case management team to perform a wide variety of supportive tasks to assist in the prevention of the progression of HIV and promote overall optimal health for their client base. The HIV/HCV Case Manager will prioritize and collaborate on client care plans deemed as high priority based on clinical factors assessed by the Fraser Health Sexual Health team; while simultaneously providing ongoing support to maintain clients’ engagement in care. Communication, collaboration and supporting developed care plans with the Sexual Health team is an essential function of this role.
- Provide health and wellness support as well as crisis intervention services through low barrier and easily accessible services
- Provide 1-on-1 case management, including assistance securing and sustaining emergency and/or long-term housing, income supports, nutritional supports, peer-based supports and other community supports.
- Facilitate and supervise drop-in services 3x per week for clients, including the provision of wellness-focused programming, weekly food bank and community lunch
- Assist with organizing appointments, travel and related accompaniments/outreach activities in partnership with the Sexual Health/BBI Team
- Update, consult and provide feedback to Sexual Health/BBI team on important factors related to client engagement and disengagement from community supports.
- Maintain strong knowledge on core competencies and diversified models of care for targeted populations
- Attending relevant meetings, labs, and conferences with a direct focus on HIV, HCV, sexual health, drug use, mental health, poverty, and stigma issues.
- Maintain confidential and accurate documentation of client interventions
- Other duties as required
- A 4 year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Social Work, Human Services, Health Sciences, or other related programs. A relevant two year diploma plus extensive experience in a related field may also be considered.
- Experience providing services for at-risk and/or marginalized populations.
- Experience in a non-profit organization is an asset.
- Ability to function effectively in difficult and/or crisis situations is required.
- Knowledge of local resources is an asset.
- Clear criminal records check.
Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2019.