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Client Advocate (Entry), SCFS, CHES, HASA NYNY III

The Supportive Counseling Family Stabilization Program (SCF) provides supportive, clinical, and low-threshold case management services to 100 persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families. The primary goal is to provide support, stability, and reduce stressors, to ensure that our clients have access to and successfully maintain their connection to primary health care. The program's core services include:

1.) weekly support groups to assist clients with developing ways of coping, reducing stress, building social and peer support, and relationship skills. Case Management and Health Education Services Program (CHES) provides community based HIV/AIDS case management and health education services that focus on People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), that have either fallen out of or are sporadically engaged in HIV care and treatment. This dynamic model of case management and health education services will actively address the multiple needs of PLWHA and remove the barriers that prevent retention in care and treatment. The program will service people living with HIV/AIDS in Brooklyn that are not Medicaid eligible. HASA NY/NY III Scattered Site Housing Program: This program provides 50 units of scattered-site supportive housing to chronically homeless single adults who are persons living HIV/AIDS or are clients with symptomatic HIV who are receiving cash assistance from the City and who suffer from co-existing serious and persistent mental illness, a substance abuse disorder, or a Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse (MICA) disorder. Clients' spouses and domestic partners can live there but no minor children, adult children and friends are allowed to live with clients. HASA is the sole referral source for this program.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist lead counselors in facilitation of group-level behavioral interventions;

(2) assist counselors by being a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, social services, etc;

(3) assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Sufficient education and technical expertise to comprehend written and oral instructions to accomplish tasks; and to document accomplished tasks.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.

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