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Careers

ALLIANCE For Living is always looking for people to join our team.

Please send us your resume and details to info@allianceforliving.org and we'll be in touch if anything comes up that matches your skill set.

Current Vacancies

Job description

Medical Case Manager (FULL TIME)

General Information:

The Medical Case Manager works in collaboration with clients and providers to coordinate care, navigate through complex governmental systems, access medical, social, housing, legal and emergency services. The role coordinates and facilitates case conferences with all health care and social service providers. The Medical Case Manager provides HIV/AIDS education and access to ongoing client workshops and seminars. Coordinates the 340 pharmacy program for eligible clients.

General Description of Activities:

· Maintains a caseload and provides case management on a daily basis for both Ryan White at AFL and/or within a clinic setting.

· Facilitates client care and services with all service providers.

· Executes Dept. of Public Health service delivery protocol.

· Maintains a current knowledge of HIV/AIDS medical treatment disease trends and housing standards and trends. Attends trainings to update knowledge base of same.

· Works with Ryan White Coordinator on administrative reporting (DPH and United Way Outcomes, CareWare, Medication Adherence, etc.).

· Works collaboratively with other agency staff in developing and ensuring comprehensive services for clients.

· Works in conjunction with the Housing Coordinator to assist clients in participating in the AFL Housing Program or finding safe affordable housing for members.

· Attends all mandated Dept. of Public Health trainings and Housing trainings.

· Works as a team member in providing agency coverage for evening and weekend activities.

· Escalates issues to senior management as necessary to promote problem resolution.

· Conducts client data collection and entry into Careware/E2CT; ensures all data and files are audit-ready.

· Assists Director of Community Care and Administration in global communications and direct client service programming.

· Maintains both a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

· Preforms other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

· A strong commitment and passion for people living with HIV/AIDS and those who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.

· Knowledge of HIV/AIDS including testing, diagnosis and treatment; knowledge of landlord-tenant matters and housing services;

· A bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills;

· Both a team oriented person and the ability to work independently, with minimum supervision;

· Computer proficient (MS Office) and the efficient use of relevant software programs;

· Must be able to multi-task and cross-train for other assignments/programs;

· The ability to work in a culturally intelligent organization to ensure effective delivery of client care and assignment of resources.

· Must operate within a Harm Reduction and Housing First model;

· Must have own transportation, both valid driver’s license and insurance;

· Bi-lingual ability preferred; Spanish or French; Haitian-creole

· Preference for individuals with diverse cultures, backgrounds, life experiences, and identities, to effectively manage both diverse programs and client base.

Benefits

· 3 weeks’ vacation

· 13 holidays

· Paid sick time

· Comprehensive benefit package for health, life and disability insurance

· Pre-tax medical and dependent care plans

· Retirement plan with up to a 2% employer match

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

INCLUDE YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME WHEN APPLYING FOR CONSIDERATION. SUBMIT TO SARAH WEBSTER AT - swebster@allianceforliving.org by 5/1/2022

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

· HIV/AIDS experience and knowledge: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

· Bachelor's (Required)

Job description

Finance & Grants Coordiantor (FULL TIME - $27/hour)

 

PURPOSE:

The primary responsibility of the Finance and Grants Coordinator is to support the day-to-day activities of the Finance Department including liaison for third party accounts payable processing, grant management including monthly review of all grants, balancing to budget, distribute reports/meet with department heads to discuss status of spending, maintain records in accordance with grant compliance requirements and general overall support as required. The position will also monitor and evaluate the budgets and record keeping requirements of programs funded by grants to ensure compliance.

 

CLASSIFICATION:

Non-exempt, at-will position. Full-time, benefits eligible.

 

POSITION REPORTS TO:

Director of Finance and Grants Management.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: (Examples – not an all-inclusive listing)

• Liaison for third party accounts payable processor assisting with grant allocations.

• Reconcile credit card statements on a monthly basis; ensure that necessary expense backup is received; resolve discrepancies if needed.

• Record debit card transaction and reconcile to bank statements on a monthly basis; ensure that necessary expense backup is received; resolve discrepancies if needed.

• Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects that are funded by grants.

• Develops and maintains master files on grants and paperwork connected to programs funded by grants.

• Assists Finance Manager with annual audit preparation.

• Coordinates with accounts payable software vendor to system and recommends updates to enhance the payment process.

• Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting best practices and procedures.

• Develop comprehensive reports related to grant management and audit.

• Exercise sound judgement in addressing accounting and grant management concerns.

• Obtain/distribute/process departments daily mail.

• Process petty cash fund; including distributions, reconciliations and ensuring necessary expense backup is received.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

• Knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.

• Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.

• Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports including forecasting activities.

• Ability to be discreet with personal information that may be needed for some grants such as employee salaries or upcoming projects.

• Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal funding sources and the ability to locate potential sources for funding.

• Thorough understanding of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software, and automated accounting software including QuickBooks, Excel. Bill.com experience a plus.

• Ability to read and analyze financial reports.

• Ability to work with minimum supervision and engage in critical problem-solving methods. Escalate issues and suggestions for resolution to the Director for consideration.

• Desire to engage in continuous learning to expand skill sets.

• Desire to work in a diverse nonprofit organization with a focus on both individual contributions and teamwork.

 

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field, required.

• At least three (3) – five (5) years of related experience required.

 

Physical Requirements:

• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to Sarah Webster at swebster@allianceforliving.org

Job description

PEER NAVIGATOR - 3 POSITIONS OPEN - (40 hour positions, day and night shifts available)

 

PURPOSE:

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide outreach, education, and connections to care for individuals experiencing mental health and substance use. This is a grant-funded program and position, subject to periodic renewal.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

(Examples – not an all-inclusive listing)

 

· Conduct community outreach about mental health, substance use disorder and treatment options, rooted in Harm Reduction.

· Engage in conversations with people concerning their mental health and substance use.

· Explore treatment options with participants.

· Facilitate timely referrals and placements with treatment and support providers.

· Connect participants to the larger community of care.

· Educate and assist community members regarding mental health, trauma and substance use disorder.

· Provide case management for participants to support evolving individual needs.

· Participate in ongoing training and education.

· Report writing and record keeping.

· Other duties as are assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

· Experience with mental health diagnoses, treatment and support.

· Understanding of substance use and substance use disorder, medication, and support.

· Familiarity with local support services and resources.

· Computer skills, including knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office.

· Ability to relate effectively with all segments of the public.

· Lived experience with substance use disorder and/or mental health diagnoses, incarceration and interaction with police encouraged.

· Ability to be outside and mobile to conduct outreach and participate in community events.

· Ability to develop trust and rapport with participants, project staff and community partners.

· Demonstrated skill in active listening, conflict management and issue reporting to management.

· Understanding of ability and expectation to maintain appropriate professional boundaries.

· Cross-cultural skills and experience with culturally diverse populations.

· Strong client service skills.

· Effective communication and time management skills.

· Ability to honor confidentiality requirements during both employment and post-employment periods.

· Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance is required. Must have own vehicle to conduct outreach in the Southeastern CT area.

 

 

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. This is an at will employment status position.

 

Salary Range: $40,000 - $43,000

Job description

New London County CARES Harm Reduction Center Specialist

PURPOSE:

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to staff the NLCC Harm Reduction center and provide peer support, Harm Reduction education and linkage to services within the HRC and in the community for people who use drugs.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: (Examples – not an all-inclusive listing)

 

· Operate within the Harm Reduction model.

· Engage in conversations with people about their drug use.

· Conduct low barrier intake.

· Explore treatment options with participants, with a focus on expanding awareness of and connection to       medication-based treatment programs.

· Facilitate timely referrals and linkages to community providers.

· Connect participants to the larger community of care.

· Educate and assist community members regarding substance/opioid use disorder.

· Provide Overdose education and Naloxone.

· Work in collaboration with clinical staff to ensure access to care and treatment.

· Participate in ongoing training and education.

· Other duties are required or requested.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

· Lived experience with drug use, substance use disorder.

· Knowledge of Harm Reduction and application of Harm Reduction principles and strategies.

· Familiarity with local support services and resources.

· Basic computer skills

· Ability to relate well with all segments of the public.

· Ability to be outside and mobile to conduct outreach and participate in community events.

· Ability to develop trust and rapport with participants, project staff and community partners.

· Demonstrated skill in active listening and conflict management.

· Understanding of ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.

· Cross-cultural skills and experience with culturally diverse populations.

· Strong communication and time management skills.

· Ability to honor confidentiality requirements during both employment and post-employment periods.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to Scout LoPriore slopriore@allianceforliving.org

Job description

Harm Reduction Specialist

37.5 hours/week - Non-Exempt

Salary - $22.05/ per hour

General Information:

 

The Harm Reduction Specialist will provide distribution of safer drug use supplies including sterile syringes, works, safer smoking and snorting supplies, and Narcan, and harm reduction education regarding safer use, safer sex, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and overdose prevention and response. Coordinate the collection and disposal of used syringes, provide sterile syringes and other harm reduction supplies through the Syringe Services Program, and provide training and supplies for overdose prevention, including Naloxone training. The Harm Reduction Specialist will also provide HIV and HCV testing at the AFL site and in the community.

 

General Description of Activities:

· Provides distribution of sterile syringes and other safer injection equipment and promotes safe collection and disposal of used syringes.

· Provides education and conducts outreach on the Syringe Services Program, safe injection practices, overdose reversal, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.

· Provides HIV, HCV and COVID Testing.

· Records all appropriate data for SSP and HIV/HCV testing and enters in the CT Department of Public Health database.

· Receives supplies, stocks, inventories, and tracks supply amounts

· Completes referrals to community supports as needed.

· Attends all mandated internal and Dept. of Public Health trainings.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

· A strong commitment and passion for people who use drugs, engage in sex work, people who are houseless, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C (HCV).

· Extensive knowledge of Harm Reduction and ability to connect with the people who we serve, including conducting outreach activities.

· Extensive knowledge and/or lived experience with people who inject drugs.

· Knowledge of HIV/AIDS including prevention, testing, diagnosis and treatment.

· Knowledge of healthcare disparities and the ability to target critical populations for creating effective service outreach provider plans.

· Four or more years’ relevant experience including lived experience with drug use, sex work and harm reduction; a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience including lived experience.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Both a team-oriented person and the ability to work independently, with minimum supervision; possess the required judgement to properly escalate issues to management.

· Computer proficiency (MS Office) and the efficient use of relevant software programs.

· Must be able to multi-task, work in a high-volume environment, and cross-train for other assignments/programs.

· Must be able to complete physical duties such as carrying and moving supplies and restocking the Syringe Services Program.

· The ability to work in a culturally intelligent organization to ensure effective delivery of client care and assignment of resources.

· Must operate within a Harm Reduction model.

· Bi-lingual ability preferred.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to Scout LoPriore slopriore@allianceforliving.org

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