Under the supervision of the HIV Care Program Manager, DRS Case Manager will provide comprehensive and quality home-based services to HIV Positive clients of Chicago. DRS Case Manager will collaborate with Community Health team and other program staff to ensure the multiple needs of clients will be met.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement treatment/service plans for all clients accessing services.
Provide case management on an individual basis for a minimum of 40 clients, including linkages to supportive services and treatment and care.
Conduct home visits to the clients on a regular basis, maintain a home visit log, and maintain telephone contact as required.
Collaborate closely with other HIV/AIDS program staff and community and mental health staff to ensure circle of care services for clients.
Maintain current, accurate, and confidential records for all clients.
Manage administrative and program responsibilities related to the project, including writing of progress notes, evaluation, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in a timely manner.
Work closely with funding agency staff to ensure compliance of scope of services and completing case files, work notes, assessments, and re-assessments timely.
Must attend 12 professional trainings each year and adhere to all current DRS’ policies and procedures.
Must be able to communicate with clients well and handle difficult situations.
Assist Housing Assistance staff in conducting home visit and enroll clients in benefits programs as needed.
Coordinate with Program Coordinator and HIV service staff and conduct client advisory board meetings or focus groups periodically and assure their input are incorporated into the services.
Actively participate in program related activities. Attend team meetings and program planning meetings.
Adhere to AHS missions and personnel policies.
Must be able to work independently and in a team.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Requires a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social service or healthcare related field(s)
DRS case management certification preferred
Fluent in one African or Asian language preferrence
Must have a valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle
Experience working with HIV/AIDS clients preferred
Compassion and willingness to work with people with special needs are essential
Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills required
Basic computer skills including typing, e-mailing, and using Microsoft Office software
Able to perform client data entry required by AFC
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Asian Human Services, Inc
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.