Empower "U", Inc. currently has no employment opportunities available, however, applications are continually accepted for the following positions:
Case Manager: The Case Manager will provide direct case management services and supervise two peer educators. The Case Manager must have a Bachelorís degree in a social work/human service field, a minimum of five (5) years direct service experience and two (2) years supervisory experience. The required skills for the position include good writing, communication, organizational and basic computer knowledge. The Case Manager must be familiar with Ryan White Title I case management service delivery, system-wide standards of care, and the Ryan White case management standards of care.
Housing Specialist: The Housing Specialist will provide services for the long-term housing rental assistance program. The Housing Specialist will perform initial intakes, assessment and orientation, annual re-certifications, home visits, schedule inspections, approve lease, and assist client with landlord/tenant relations. The Housing Specialist must have Bachelorís degree in a social work/human service field. The required skills for the position include good writing, communication, organizational and basic computer knowledge. The Housing Specialist must be familiar with assisted housing programs such as Section 8 and HOPWA.
Outreach Specialist: The Outreach Specialist will provide direct outreach services. The Outreach Specialist will conduct street-based outreach, promote an understanding of the risks for HIV associated with unprotected sex and injection drug use, provide referrals to medical care/case management, and work as advocate. The Outreach Specialist will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours per week during nights/weekends. The Outreach Specialist must have a Bachelors degree, a minimum of two (2) years HIV outreach experience and a knowledge of the community. The required skills for the position include good writing, communication, organizational and basic computer knowledge. The Outreach Specialist must have HIV testing and counseling experience.
Peer Educator: The Peer Educator is HIV positive who has successfully assessed the medical care and social support service system. The Peer Educator will assist clients in the intake process, initiate client files, complete intake forms, collect necessary eligibility documents, assist clients in applying for public benefits, accompany clients to initial appointments for medical care/other entitlements and provide orientation/education of the local health and social service delivery system. The Peer Educator must have a high school diploma and one (1) year reception/clerical experience. The required skills for this position include knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet and database software, excellent speaking voice, communication and interpersonal skills.
Prevention Case Manager: The Prevention Case Manager will identify and screen prospective clients for entry into the Prevention Case Management program. Assess and enroll pre-screened clients into the Prevention Case Management program. Develop and effectively manage and monitor individualized client-centered prevention plans for clients enrolled in Prevention Case Management. Perform HIV tests and provide risk reduction counseling to Prevention Case Management and non-Prevention Case Management clients as required. Maintain up-to-date individual files for every client enrolled in Prevention Case Management. Maintain the criteria, protocol and agency-sanctioned policy by which Prevention Case Management activities are recorded, stored and reported. Participate in weekly intramural treatment planning and case record review. Adhere to written guidance and quality control policies for Prevention Case Management and other prevention programs with which you might be involved from time to time. The Prevention Case Manager must have Bachelor's degree or extensive experience in a human-services-related field such as social work, psychology, nursing, counseling or health education. Skilled in case management and assessment techniques, counseling, ability to develop and maintain written documentation, skilled in crisis intervention, knowledgeable of HIV risk behaviors, human sexuality, substance abuse, STDs, the target population and HIV behavior change principles and strategies.
All positions also require access to private insured transportation and Miami-Dade Health Department HIV 104, 500, and 501 certification (or completion of these courses within 3 months of hire).
Ability to speak Spanish and/or Creole in addition to English highly desired.
IN SUPPORT OF EMPOWER "U", INC. MISSION, PERSONS LIVING WITH
HIV/AIDS AND MINORITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Fringe benefits include:
To apply for the any of the positions posted above download and fill out the Application for Employment and return to:
Please mail, fax, email or hand deliver (NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE)
resume & salary requirements to:
Empower "U", Inc.
8309 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33147
Fax: (786) 318-2339
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