AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Bilingual MAT Case Manager Position Overview (posted 7/18/17)

The MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) Case Manager will be working with clients who are enrolled in PPP’s Stabilization, Treatment, and Empowerment Program (STEP) and receiving medication-assisted treatment such as buprenorphine film (Suboxone) or extended release naltrexone injections (Vivitrol). The Case Manager will need to work collaboratively with clients to assess medical and psychosocial needs and to implement goals around their physical and behavioral health, housing, and psychosocial supports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Through internal referrals from other PPP programs, and through active recruitment on-site at the Syringe Exchange Program, recruit clients for STEP.
  • Thoroughly assess participant readiness for and appropriate modes of treatment using evidence-based assessment tools.
  • Facilitate regular psych-educational check-ins/groups that explore drug use, relapse prevention, recognizing triggers, and building coping skills.
  • Conduct treatment, medication initiation, and adherence discussions with clients at regularly scheduled STEP sessions.
  • Engage clients in meaningful and frank discussions about risk behaviors, including overdose and relapse risk. Help STEP clients identify triggers and supports to use to prevent and overcome relapse.
  • Conduct client interviews to assess for medical and psychosocial needs. Use these assessments to inform participant goals in the program. Provide face-to-face, goal-directed care coordination sessions and linkage and adherence counseling.
  • Refer and link clients to appropriate mental health services and encourage adherence to appointments.
  • Coordinate client referrals to support groups, medical care, legal assistance, public benefits, identification procurement, and other supportive services.
  • Coordinate referral to primary medical care, especially HIV primary care and Hepatology care. Conduct treatment and medication initiation and adherence discussions with clients at regularly scheduled sessions.
  • Actively participate in supervision, team, and staff meetings.
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive charts on clients, including information on client interviews, counseling sessions, referrals, and submit paperwork in a timely fashion. Perform data entry on a monthly basis using internal data bases, Evaluation Web, and CareWare.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and assist with additional operational needs including drop-in center coverage and answering the agency telephone.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Criteria:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related field.
  • Experience working in the drug & alcohol field.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish).

Special consideration for those with:

  • Experience facilitating psycho-educational groups
  • Master's degree in social work or related field
  • Two years' experience working with MAT

How to Apply:

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Harm Reduction Case Manager Position Overview (posted 7/19/17)

PPP Case Managers implement a variety of evidence based interventions. Using a client-centered approach, Case Managers provide one-on-one harm reduction counseling for clients with multiple needs including housing, referrals to behavioral and mental health, legal assistance, public benefits advocacy, and linkage to medical care.

This Case Management position involves working directly with participants who are enrolled in PPP's syringe exchange program. The Case Manager will conduct some new participant registration, and will make referrals from the exchange to ancillary internal services, such as primary medical care, hepatology care, medication assisted treatment, and immediate resources such as identification, medical insurance, and food, shelter, and hygiene resources. The case manager will work collaboratively with participants to assess medical and psychosocial needs and to implement goals around physical and behavioral health, housing, and psychosocial supports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Register participants and conduct interviews to assess for medical and psychosocial needs. Provide face-to-face care coordination sessions and linkage and adherence counseling.
  • Engage clients in meaningful and frank discussions about risk behaviors, including safer injecting, safer sex, and reducing overdose risk.
  • Coordinate client referrals to support groups, mental health services, legal assistance, public benefits, identification procurement, and other supportive services.
  • Coordinate referral to primary medical care, especially HIV primary care and Hepatology care. Conduct treatment and medication initiation and adherence discussions with clients at regularly scheduled sessions.
  • Actively participate in supervision, team, and staff meetings.
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive charts on clients, including information on client interviews, counseling sessions, referrals, and submit paperwork in a timely fashion. Perform data entry on a weekly basis using internal databases, Evaluation Web, and CareWare.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and assist with additional operational needs including drop-in center coverage and answering the agency telephone.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Criteria:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related field.
  • Experience working in the drug & alcohol field.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish).

How to Apply: