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HOUSING RETENTION SPECIALIST - Part Time 
Evening, Overnight and weekend shifts.


Seeking a Housing Retention Specialist to assist individuals living with HIV and co-occurring disorders in a supportive housing program.  This position is key in providing a safe and secure environment for tenants, with the goal to maximize self-sufficiency. Caracole is looking for an individual with proven ability to work with diverse populations independently and within a team, who communicates well and who can respond to crises in a professional manner.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, work experience, and reliable transportation.  We prefer basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, addiction, and the needs of people experiencing homelessness as well as interest or knowledge about Harm Reduction and Housing First models.  Hourly pay rate $14/hr.


HARM REDUCTION SERVICE COORDINATOR  - Full Time


Seeking a Harm Reduction Service Coordinator to provide assertive, community based interventions and case management services for high risk HIV- and HIV+ individuals who inject drugs (PWIDs) in SW Ohio, N Kentucky, and SE Indiana. Provide outreach, HIV testing, education and intervention services directly to individuals at risk for contracting HIV. Link clients to resources, testing and education; facilitate access to medical care and medications, drug and/or alcohol treatment, syringe exchange programs, and holistic care resources; provide advocacy and psychosocial interventions.
  • Provide outreach, HIV testing and education for high-risk HIV- and HIV+ individuals who abuse or are dependent upon drugs, including injection drug use
  • Provide outreach services onsite in medical, substance abuse and corrections facilities.
  • Provide education regarding harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, safer sex practices, medication adherence, linkage to medical care and safer IV drug use practices.
  • Provide case management intervention services, including testing and education; initial assessments of service needs; and comprehensive individualized service planning, monitoring and revision.
  • Utilize bio-psychosocial models related to successful HIV/AIDS care and engagement of PWIDs, with continuous assessment of client, target community and/or family members’ needs and support systems.
  • Provide linkage to HIV/AIDS and/or substance abuse medical care by providing assistance in obtaining and maintaining health insurance, benefits/entitlement programs, and other sources of support for positive physical health.
  • Serve as an advocate for the target populations, including serving as a liaison between clients, providers and the larger community.
  • Effectively utilize a broad and comprehensive knowledge of community resources serving those living with HIV/AIDS and addiction, such as syringe exchange programs, use of Narcan, medical and mental health/substance abuse treatment providers.
  • Represent Caracole in the community and, develop partnerships and strategies with service providers in the tri-state area. 
  • Adhere to the harm reduction model as it relates to individual client care and public health. Adhere to Caracole standards of care.
  • Participate in quality management activities; individual/group/team supervision meetings and educational/training events.
  • Maintain timely and accurate client and statistical records as required by regulatory or funding agencies and Caracole; meet all required deadlines for documentation.
  • Maintain a collaborative working relationship with Caracole team members.
  • Identify and pursue educational opportunities to promote professional growth.
  • Adhere to all rules, policies and regulations pertaining to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Provide transportation when needed.
  • Other duties assigned.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, chemical dependency related field and/or 4 years commensurate experience. Must demonstrate sensitivity to persons living with chronic disease (HIV/AIDS and/or addiction) and co-existing social, mental and physical conditions. Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse service networks, entitlement programs, medical and social community services. Ability to collaborate with staff, clients, families, community providers and multiple support systems. Must work well independently and be a strong member of a small team. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and computer skills with dependable transportation. 
 

Please email, fax or mail cover letter to:

Caracole, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
4138 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Email: resume@caracole.org
Fax: 513.619.1470

No phone calls, please. The process will take awhile; we will notify applicants once we have made a decision.

Caracole, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.


Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.


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