ER Peer Navigation: (Project Safe Point- Navigation Program)
Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services seeks a Full-Time ER Peer Navigator for Navigation Program. Under the supervision of the Harm Reduction Manager, this position provides outreach and engagement services to individuals who may otherwise not have access to vital services. The Peer Navigator will utilize expertise associated with addiction recovery experience and become a resource to individuals and families that present in various settings such as emergency
• AS in health, education or human services OR RN, LPN, CASAC AND one year of outreach, CM or case work with persons with: HIV/AIDS or other chronic conditions, a history of mental illness, homelessness, chemical dependence, and/or other populations of persons in need. OR
Experience and Required Skills:
• HS diploma/GED AND two years of outreach, CM or case work with persons with: HIV/AIDS or other chronic conditions, a history of mental illness, homelessness, chemical dependence, and/or other populations of persons in need. OR
• 60 credit hours of college study from a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYSED as following acceptable educational practices AND two years of CM or case work with persons with HIV/AIDS, a history of mental illness, homelessness, chemical dependence, and/or other populations of persons in need OR
• Education requirements may be waived by the agency if candidate demonstrates more significant experience (five or more years) in outreach, case management, care coordination or case management along with significant continuing education/training hours during previous employment (minimum of 35 hours a year). Plan for continued formal education is preferred, to work towards degree as stated above.
• Computer literacy and demonstrated ability to work within a Windows electronic health record format including competency in using laptops
• Familiarity with and sensitivity to specialized needs of people with chronic illnesses, HIV/AIDS, of people with substance abuse and mental health issues, of people of color and of GLBT individuals
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
• Personal knowledge of substance use/abuse and recovery and the ability to apply this knowledge according to the program’s harm reduction philosophy and peer model.
• Familiarity with the cycle of poverty and working with individuals and families experiencing poverty
• Familiarity with and ability to access community resources and services.
• Attention to detail
• Ability to provide strengths-based, client-centered, proactive care coordination in accordance with a harm reduction philosophy
• Ability to manage stress appropriately, make decisions under pressure, handle multiple priorities, work alone and manage anger/fear/hostility/violence of others appropriately
• Ability to interact well with people and provide an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect and caring
• Strong communication skills – written and oral – and ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams in service delivery
Send letter of interest and resume to: Ed Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Keri Kintner at email@example.com
OR mail to: 100 Slingerland Street Albany, NY 12202
Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services seeks a full-time Project Safe Point Program Assistant. Under the supervision of the PSP Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting and supporting all services related to Project Safe Point. These tasks are conducted in the accordance with operating principles and policies of Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services and the programmatic guidelines of the NYSDOH AIDS Institute and other funders.
· Familiarity with and sensitivity to specialized needs of people with HIV, of people with substance abuse and mental health issues, of people of color, of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds within client and staff populations
o Background in/sensitivity to the needs of active substance users
o Ability to operate within framework of Harm Reduction philosophy and practice
o Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention
o Familiarity with the cycle of poverty and working with families experiencing poverty
o Familiarity with and ability to access community resources and services
· Attention to detail and ability to work independently
· Ability to provide strengths-based, individual-centered proactive harm reduction services
· Ability to interact with people form diverse backgrounds and provide an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, and caring
· Working knowledge of the geography of the communities within the Diocese of Albany
· Must have a personal cell phone, valid driver’s license, proof of current car insurance and registration and access to a working vehicle.
Interested applicants please send a resume/cover letter to Catholic Charities Care Coordination, 100 Slingerland Street Albany, NY 12202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org