AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Case Manager

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Req No
2022-16135
# of Openings
1
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 weeks ago(9/20/2022 9:07 AM)
Category
AID Atlanta

Overview

Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.

 

AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast.  AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.

The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.

AID Atlanta’s core values:

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity

If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Case Manager (D/HH CM) works with members to remove barriers to HIV/AIDS medical care by facilitating a collaborative process that identifies members’ needs, a plan to address those needs, and continuous follow-up to ensure that members obtain the necessary services that help them to maintain adherence and retention to medical care. The D/HH CM also coordinates with other service providers through a comprehensive and active referral process to improve access to appropriate services and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct service coordination and support to people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide non-medical Case Management services to D/HH members on a walk-in, scheduled, and/or on-call basis.
  • Conduct initial comprehensive assessment and intake for eligible members.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each member on caseload, including conducting ISP updates every 6 months for each member.
  • Assess and evaluate member’s initial needs through the EMA screening tool.
  • Educate members about non-medical Case Management, policies (Grievance, HIPPA, Member’s Rights and Responsibilities) and other agency program policies to ensure member has clear expectations of services.
  • Provide regular monthly (or more) contact with members to follow up on treatment plan goals and provide intervention as needed.
  • Conduct home and hospital visits, accompanying members to appointments as needed.
  • Advocate and mediate on member’s behalf to decrease or eliminate barriers to care.
  • Educate members about the importance of medication adherence to assist member becoming and/or remaining compliant to improve quality of life.
  • Assess, verify and maintain records of a member’s eligibility for Case Management and various entitlement programs.
  • Document all encounters with or on behalf of a member within 72 hours in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
  • Assess, collect, and maintain accurate member information and records in a confidential manner.
  • Complete monthly reporting to ensure accurate programmatic reporting (based on position/site assigned)
  • Provide active referrals and application assistance and support to members.
  • Maintain up-to-date resources of community services.
  • Participate in and volunteer for intra and interdepartmental activities/events across the agency (i.e. AIDS Walk fundraising, agency sponsored events, member centered events, etc).
  • Communicate regularly with manager about changes, updates, and/or improvement suggestions in service delivery issues or other agency-related issues that directly or indirectly impact staff and/or members.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures for AID Atlanta and other off-site programs to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Abide by NASW code of ethics, HIPAA and Atlanta EMA Non-Medical Case Management Standards to ensure a high level of professionalism is maintained.
  • Address members concerns utilizing the Customer Service Standards.
  • Perform routine self-audits and maintain charts to ensure members information and eligibility documents are current.
  • Meet with supervisor at least on a monthly basis to staff member cases, discuss chart audits/observation results, and to discuss performance and progress of stated goals.
  • Attend all required internal and external meetings.
  • Participate in various mandatory trainings held internally and externally ensuring a continuous knowledge base of programs that benefit members.       
  • Be a participant in the hiring and training of new case managers as requested by manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Preferred passing of SLPI: ASL at Intermediate Plus or better
  • Experience working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • At least 1 year experience in the field of social work/case management or similar field
  • Experience in the field of HIV is preferred, but not required.
  • High School diploma or its equivalent
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Experience in the efficient use of electronic medical records preferred
  • Must pass criminal background check

We at AID Atlanta/AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

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