Social Worker

Reports to: Interim Co-Executive Director -- Programs

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited college/university;

  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance; 

  • Strong computer, organizational, and case management skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university;

  • Current social work licensure;

  • Prior nonprofit and management experience;

  • Two or more years working with persons experiencing homelessness;

  • Working knowledge of CareWare and Ryan White Part B funding;

  • Bilingual;

  • Proven application of Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and/or Harm Reduction.

 

Overall Mission

Responsible for providing client-centered case management to all eligible consumers, linking them to community resources, and providing consumers with decent and affordable housing resources.

 

Areas of Responsibilities

  1. AIDS Alabama expects staff to create a safe space in which all people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human. In such a space, all people would be celebrated for who they are and provided with the economic, educational, and social opportunities to reach their full potential.

  2. Ensure consumer eligibility prior to the provision of any services.

  3. Provide Case Management Services to clients with HIV/AIDS who seek services through AIDS Alabama South.

  4. Provide services including housing assessment and referral, ancillary service referral, intake assessment, and case planning, linkage, service arrangement, monitoring, and support. Services to be provided in the office. Case Management can include home visits and inspections as needed.

  5. Complete six (6) month reassessments of consumers on time as required.

  6. Facilitate applications for Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) rental/mortgage assistance, and on-going services and provide supportive case management services that are long-range in nature as well as focused on resolving immediate crisis needs.

  7. Be present at at-least one UWCA (Birmingham) Ryan White case staffing annually.

  8. Complete all certifications and training for Social Work Licensure, HOPWA, Post Test Education, HIV Testing, Drug Testing, Targeted Case Management, and Ryan White Case Management. Some of these trainings are in Birmingham; some travel required.

  9. Attend annual training and certifications; some travel required.

  10. Participate as part of the Program Treatment Team in staffing cases and solving program problems.

  11. Complete and submit weekly billings and/or other reports on time.

  12. Maintain excellent and consistent case management documentation.

  13. Adhere to good data quality practices and assist in the recording and reporting of any outcome measurements for related grant and agency reports.

  14. Coordinate and facilitate Positive Perspectives as scheduled.

  15. Conduct HIV post-test education, as necessary.

  16. Be on-call at the main office for walk-in consumers as scheduled.

  17. Assist the prevention department including: Director of Prevention, Outreach Coordinator, LatinX Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator when needed with HIV and HCV testing. Sometimes may have to work with bodily fluids.

  18. Assist the Prevention Department with Outreach events, as needed.

  19. Be present at all required agency functions and fundraisers.

  20. Adhere to all AIDS Alabama South’s Policies and Procedures.

  21. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

  1. Schedule – Work hours are full time and may occasionally include nights and/or weekends; varies based on the needs of the client, the client’s family, and the agency

  2. Physical Requirements – May lift up to 50lbs occasionally; and prolonged periods of standing, sitting, stooping, and bending.

  3. Safety/Environmental – Must be comfortable working with individuals and/or family members living with HIV (or other STI’s), as well as those with impaired cognitive behaviors, individuals experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ individuals, and members of various racial/ethnic communities.

Overall Expectations

Represent the agency on the phone, through the mail, and in-person in a professional way that reflects the agency’s mission. Adhere to all AIDS Alabama/AIDS Alabama South Policies and Procedures, and Guidelines (including, but not limited to, Human Resources/Personnel, Finance, Operational, and Housing) as presented and adapted. Establish a strong, solid communication with staff members, consumers, and external business partners. All employees are expected to perform and communicate openly, effectively, and professionally with staff members, consumers, and external business partners. Must be willing and able to complete all trainings in obligatory timeframes. All employees are expected to perform in a mature, professional, business-like manner. Participation in agency activities, testing events, and fundraisers are expected as necessary and requested. Be aware that breach of confidentiality is grounds for dismissal.   This job description can be modified to reflect additional tasks at any time.

 

AIDS Alabama South expects staff to create a safe space in which all people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human. In such a space, all people would be celebrated for who they are and provided with the economic, educational, and social opportunities to reach their full potential. 

 

AIDS Alabama South is an equal opportunity employer.

Transportation Coordinator

Reports to: Interim Co-Executive Director --Programs

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • At a minimum, a high-school diploma or GED'

  • Skills and understanding of Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word);

  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, safe driving record;

  • Knowledge and implementation of client confidentiality and rights per HIPAA;

  • Must pass a background screening and TB/drug screening.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a non-profit setting.

Overall Mission

Responsible for providing client-centered direct transportation services across 12 counties of Southwest Alabama to medical and dental appointments for all eligible consumers who request transportation.

 

Areas of Responsibilities

  1. Transport AIDS Alabama South’s consumers to medical appointments, social service appointments, and agency events in an organized and timely manner.

  2. Must be able to drive and back a van.

  3. Working knowledge of various GPS devices, Google Maps, and MapQuest.

  4. Must be able to drive for long distances requiring early departure and late return, as necessary.

  5. Must always treat every passenger with dignity and respect.

  6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of transportation provided to clients including odometer readings.

  7. To complete an Excel spreadsheet for the logging of trips and mileage and submit on a weekly basis.

  8. To utilize Outlook Calendar to communicate with staff and to schedule transportation trips for each client, agency events, any other agency business, or appointments.

  9. Attend weekly case staffing with the programs department.

  10. Maintain a current, valid State of Alabama driver’s license and automobile insurance and provide copies of these items to the agency as they are renewed.

  11. Approve or deny all transportation requests within 48 hours.

  12. Maintain documentation of van driver’s time daily. Must match hours to appropriate grant funding sources.

  13. Ensure proper maintenance and cleaning of all agency vehicles (4) and submit all receipts, invoices, and documentation with check requests to the Supervisor or Executive Director.

  14. Responsible for purchasing fuel for agency vehicles.

  15. Responsible for procuring and mounting auto tags, annually for all agency vehicles.

  16. Responsible for maintaining documentation of proof of auto insurance inside each agency vehicle.

  17. Communicate all transportation or client issues immediately to the Supervisor or Executive Director.

  18. Assist the prevention department including Director of Prevention, Outreach Coordinator, LatinX Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator, when needed, with HIV and HCV testing. Sometimes, may have to work with body fluids, such as blood.

  19. Assist the Prevention Department with Outreach events as needed.

  20. Must be a team player and willing to help other staff or departments to meet the needs of clients.

  21. Drive clients and staff to training events, advocacy conferences, and meetings, as necessary.

  22. To assist with the food bank program as assigned or necessary.

  23. To assist the operations coordinator with purchasing supplies for the agency.

  24. To adhere to all AIDS Alabama South’s Policies and Procedures.

  25. Implement all safety protocols for COVID 19 with yourself, clients, guests, volunteers, and staff.

  26. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

  1. Schedule – Work hours are full time and may occasionally include nights and/or weekends; varies based on the needs of the client, the client’s family, and the agency

  2. Physical Requirements – May lift up to 50lbs occasionally; and prolonged periods of standing, sitting, stooping, and bending.

  3. Safety/Environmental – Must be comfortable working with individuals and/or family members living with HIV (or other STI’s), as well as those with impaired cognitive behaviors, individuals experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ individuals, and members of various racial/ethnic communities.

Overall Expectations

Represent the agency through all methods of communication in a way that reflects the agency’s mission.  Adhere to all AIDS Alabama/AIDS Alabama South Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines (including, but not limited to, Human Resources/Personnel, Finance, Operational, and Housing) as presented and as adapted.  Establish a strong, solid line of communication with all levels of employees and external business partners.  All employees are expected to perform and communicate openly, effectively, and professionally with staff members, consumers, and external business partners.  Must be willing and able to complete all trainings in obligatory timeframes.  All employees are expected to perform in a mature, professional, business-like manner.  Participation in agency activities, testing events, and fundraisers is expected as necessary and requested. Be aware that breach of confidentiality is grounds for dismissal.  This job description can be modified to reflect additional tasks.

 

AIDS Alabama/AIDS Alabama South expects staff to create a safe space in which all people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human. In such a space, all people would be celebrated for who they are and provided with the economic, educational, and social opportunities to reach their full potential.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

Rural & Minority Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Interim Co-Executive Director -- Prevention Education & Outreach

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma (or GED equivalent);

  • One year professional or volunteer experience working in non-profit, public health, education, social work, or related field;

  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook,  Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities within limited time constraints;

  • Knowledge of client confidentiality and client rights according to HIPAA;

  • A willingness to work with and successfully recruit minority and those living in rural remote populations and groups across the 10 rural counties served by AIDS Alabama South who have been diagnosed with HIV and are out of care;

  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, safe driving record;

  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree;

  • Bilingual.

Overall Mission

The Rural & Minority Outreach Coordinator will successfully identify and recruit high-risk individuals within the rural communities of Southwest Alabama to receive HIV outreach services which include HIV testing and counseling to find those who are HIV+ but undiagnosed; linkage to healthcare for those diagnosed and have fallen out of care, and referral services to vulnerable populations and those identified at high risk of contracting HIV for biomedical prevention and other prevention techniques.

 

Areas of Responsibilities

  1. Administers tests and provides results;

  2. Provides stigma-and shame-free educational information and materials (condoms, brochures, and kits);

  3. Determine testing and event locations;

  4. Coordinates, plans, and implements events;

  5. Meet with the Director of Prevention regularly to ensure that all program deliverables are met;

  6. Maintain a monthly schedule of Education Department events utilizing Outlook for Email and Calendar;

  7. Maintains connections and regularly collaborates with other organizations;

  8. Facilitates weekly group discussions including, but not limited to, HIV 101 Basics, risk determinants, healthy relationship structures, among others;

  9. Conducts outreach typically in rural areas and where minority members congregate in order to link individuals who are positive in order to get them connected to care;

  10. Conducts and documents outreach activities;

  11. Develops and maintains contact within at-risk groups, uses these contacts as conduits of information on HIV/AIDS/STI and its preventions;

  12. Stays abreast of changes in the field of HIV/AIDS/STI research and treatment;

  13. Utilizes agency's MTU (Mobile Testing Unit) including packing materials, cleanliness, and (occasionally) maintenance;

  14. Occasionally partners with Outreach Coordinator;

  15. Assists Director of Prevention as needed;

  16. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

  1. Physical Requirements – Computer usage, telephone usage; the ability to lift up to 50lbs; and prolonged periods of standing, sitting, stooping, and bending.

  2. Will use personal vehicle for work-related travel with mileage reimbursement.

  3. Schedule – Work hours are full-time, hourly, 40 hours per week, and may occasionally include nights and/or weekends.

  4. Safety/Environmental –Exposure to multi-cultural consumers and/or family members with HIV/AIDS (or other STI's) as well as impaired cognitive behaviors.

Overall Expectations

Represent the agency through all methods of communication in a way that reflects the agency's mission. Adhere to all AIDS Alabama/AIDS Alabama South, Inc. Policies and Procedures, and Guidelines (including, but not limited to, Human Resources/Personnel, Finance, Operational, and Housing) as presented and adapted. Establish a strong, solid communication with staff members, consumers, and external business partners. All employees are expected to perform and communicate openly, effectively, and professionally with staff members, consumers, and external business partners. Must be willing and able to complete all trainings in obligatory timeframes. All employees are expected to perform in a mature, professional, business-like manner. Participation in agency activities, testing events, and fundraisers are expected as necessary and requested. Be aware that breach of confidentiality is grounds for dismissal.   This job description can be modified to reflect additional tasks at any time.

 

AIDS Alabama South expects staff to create a safe space in which all people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human. In such a space, all people would be celebrated for who they are and provided with the economic, educational, and social opportunities to reach their full potential. 

 

AIDS Alabama South is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Volunteer Opportunities by Department

Case Management

Assist in organizing, filing, entering data, and other administrative functions. Skills needed include an eye for detail and availability to work during normal business hours.

Prevention and Outreach

Assist our Prevention and Outreach Team with filing and data entry and with events during community health fairs and at testing sites. Skills needed include the ability to follow directions, an eye for detail, and the ability to volunteer during evenings and weekends.

Development & Special Events

Assist our Development Director with administrative tasks including data entry, writing letters, research, and organization. Skills needed are an eye for detail, high proficiency with Microsoft Office software, the ability to learn new software, communication skills, and availability to volunteer during business hours. Volunteers with Special Events will need communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to work during business hours and the occasional weekend.

Food Pantry

Skills needed include the ability to lift 20 pounds, communication and listening skills, and a pleasant attitude

For more information, you may send an email to kimberly.mckeand@aidsalabama.org and our Development Director will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in AIDS Alabama South.

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