Returning Sisters Program Manager
The Returning Sisters Program Manager coordinates the delivery of integrated mental health, HIV testing and PrEP services, short-term case management and recovery services for justice-involved women returning from jail, prison or drug treatment. The Community Health Program Manager recruits, trains and supervises a team made up of social work interns, recovery coaches and contractual mental health providers and reports to the Executive Director. The Community Health Program Manager is responsible for developing linkage agreements, reporting on program progress and outcomes and assisting with contract renewals and grant writing. This is a full-time position with fringe benefits, including health and dental insurance and a generous time-off policy.
- Develop program protocols and train staff and social work interns to deliver integrated services on the south and west side of Chicago.
- Provide mental health screening and assessments, short-term therapy and psychiatric referrals for women enrolled in the program.
- Provide supervision for staff and interns.
- Develop partnerships and linkages with agencies, government entities and advocacy organizations serving and advocating for justice-involved women.
- Document program services, measure outcomes and submit timely reports required by multiple funding sources.
- Recruit, train and supervise graduate-level social work interns to assist in the delivery of mental health and resource advocacy services.
- Supervise HIV counseling and testing at program sites and link HIV positive clients to care services.
- Represent the agency at coalitions, re-entry events and community meetings.
- Recruit and convene a community advisory board made up of community members and advocates.
- Social worker (MSW) with demonstrated experience with substance use, trauma and low-income women.
- Demonstrated ability to handle data and reporting functions.
- Experience as a supervisor or trainer.
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes peer-level workers.
- Experience with harm reduction and recovery services preferred.
- Ability to assist with grant writing.
Application Process: Submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to Catherine Christeller at email@example.com. The Chicago Women’s AIDS Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Linkage to Care Navigator
The Linkage to Care Navigator is responsible for providing one-on-one support for women living with HIV who are not linked to clinical care or who need help coordinating their care and utilizing available support systems. The Linkage to Care Navigator helps clients overcome barriers to care–including mental health, substance use, history of trauma, low health literacy, and isolation in order to empower women to achieve viral suppression and improved health outcomes. This position is full-time, with benefits and a generous time-off policy, and reports to the Client Services Manager.
- Provide individual home or hospital visits to women who are not linked to outpatient care or who have dropped out of care, primarily on the south and west side of Chicago, to assist them in taking the steps to connect to both HIV and non-HIV related services based on their individual needs.
- Conduct brief psychosocial assessments and develop a care plan to address the barriers preventing the client from staying engaged in care, taking HIV medication and achieving optimal outcomes.
- Accompany clients to initial clinic, case management and other visits as needed to ensure that they are able to establish good rapport with their providers.
- Link individual clients to CWAP’s peer support network, as well as to other supportive services, as appropriate.
- Conduct outreach to a broad range of non-HIV and HIV providers serving women with complex needs to provide them with information about the availability of individualized navigation services.
- Document all client visits, psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and service outcomes in a timely manner.
- Coordinate care plans with the CWAP care team, including the therapist, outreach specialist, peer ambassadors and program manager.
- High School graduation, some college preferred.
- Experience as a peer navigator, clinic guide or health educator, with HIV or other health services.
- Knowledge of current HIV treatment.
- Ability to work with cisgender and transgender women, including those with intellectual disabilities, substance use, mental health challenges and from cultures other than your own.
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team and to document all services.
- Knowledge of south and west side communities, harm reduction and safety net services desirable.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and three work-related references to Samantha Mestan at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2018.
Behavioral Health Specialist
Contractual: 10 to 15 hours per week, rate negotiable
The Behavioral Health Specialist provides mental health assessments, individual therapy, evidence-based therapeutic groups and case consultation for HIV positive women and families served by the agency. Services are delivered at our South Shore office and at other co-located service sites.
- Provide individual assessments, therapy and psychiatric referrals for HIV positive cisgender and transgender women through a regular weekly clinic in South Shore and collaborative sites.
- Conduct psycho-education groups and trauma education as needed.
- Coordinate care with medical providers, psychiatric providers and support service team to ensure that clients are engaged in appropriate care.
- Provide crisis intervention for agency clients when appropriate.
- Maintain client records, assessments and case plans according to agency protocols and Ryan White (CDPH) requirements.
- Maintain confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
- Submit accurate documentation of services and effort to the Client Services Coordinator on a timely basis.
- Maintain a regular work schedule.
Qualifications and Skills
- Licensed therapist (LCSW or LCPC)
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology from an accredited university
- Experience working with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds, including Black and Latina women and members of the LGBTQI community.
- Professional experience with trauma, depression and anxiety disorders, medical disability, cognitive impairment, anxiety and substance use disorders.
- Willingness to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes peer workers.
Submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Samantha Mestan at email@example.com by June 30, 2018.
The Data Manager is responsible for working with the client service team to coordinate the collection and reporting of client level data, process data, and qualitative data required by the evaluation center under a HRSA-funded project. This position is 0.5 FTE and reports to the Client Services Manager. The 20 hours per week can be flexed from Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30.
- Work with the Program Director and Client Services Manager to develop data collection instruments, policies and procedures for effective data collection, and methods to verify the accuracy and security of data management.
- Collect data individual and organizational level data required by a national evaluation project through agency-level assessments, client enrollment forms, intervention encounter forms, and medical charts, as required by a three-year evaluation of trauma-informed interventions.
- Work with healthcare clinics utilized by our program participants to ensure the timely documentation of medical outcomes.
- Prepare and upload required data reports through a web-based platform.
- Attend weekly team meetings as required.
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes peer and professional workers.
- Ability to follow data collection guidelines provided by the evaluation center.
- Comfort in using a web-based platform to record and report data.
- Experience with a variety of basic software utilized within a Windows-based environment.
- Preference will be given to individuals with relevant data management experience and undergraduate degree.
Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume and at least two job references to Samantha Mestan at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2018.
The Chicago Women’s AIDS Project (CWAP) is a community-based agency dedicated to meeting the mental health, support, case management, and recovery and advocacy needs of women living with HIV or returning from prison. CWAP uses a strength-based model of care and prevention in order to address health inequities. CWAP is an equal opportunity employer.