DUTIES:- Coordinate the initial linkage to care plan with the facility-based linkage specialist, escort and transport the reentrant from point of community entry to the first parole appointment and housing.- Assist in completing applications for Medicaid, ADAP, ADAP Plus and other benfits/entitlements and assist with acquisition/verification of documentation needed to access them.-Accompany reentrants to appointments in the STAR Health Center, the community, and maintain diligent efforts to engage/locate clients lost to follow up.- Address co-occurring chronic conditions (i.e. mental health and substance use, intimate partner violence, past/current traumatic experiences) and refer appropriate professionals.- Address disclosure of HIV status and partner notification; encourage engagement pf partner in prevention education (condom use, PrEP/PEP), and provide condoms and safer sex materials at each reentrant encounter.- Mainatain communication with other members of the health care team by participating in case conferences; maintain collaboration with incarceration facilities and community based providers.- Document all client encounters in the electronic medical record and on the data forms; and develop and submit monthly reports and Linkage Action Plans, as required.(DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION)QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED:History of prior incarceration and a highschool diploma or equivalent; experience providing linkage navigation or case management and experience with HIV, HCV and/or substance use OR formal peer training. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be alble to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.PREFERRED:Some college level courses. Closing Date: 07/29/17STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges o...f investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.