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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

Spanish Speaking - New London County CARES Navigator. We are hiring for a Bilingual (English-Spanish) full-time position. Please note these are all one-year grant funded positions.

Salary Range - $45,000 - $48,000

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

 

PURPOSE:

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide outreach, education and connections to care for opioid use disorder. This is a temporary one year, grant-funded program.

 

 

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

 

· Conduct community outreach and connect with people who use drugs and are at risk for overdose.

· Operate within the Harm Reduction model.

· Engage in conversations with people about their drug use.

· 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 case management for participants to support evolving individual needs.

· Participate in ongoing training and education.

· Report writing and record keeping.

· Other duties as 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.

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

· 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.

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

· Bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) is a must. 

 

Job description

Patient Navigator

At-will employment status

AFL is hiring one Temporary hourly Patient Navigator for New London County: Addressing Risk through Community, treatment for Infectious Disease and Opioid Use Disorder Now (Action) among justice-involved

populations. Principal Investigators: Sandra Springer, MD Yale School of Medicine, Ank

Nijhawan, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Kevin Knight, PhD, Texas Christian

University. Timeline June 2023 to September 2023

 

PURPOSE: The primary responsibility is to work with individuals who are to be released within

thirty (30) days from a custody setting and help these individuals access treatment for substance

use disorder and treat or prevent HIV infection. The Patient Navigator will assist participants to

address other issues/needs that may identify.

 

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

• Assess clients needs and assist with linkages to care and treatment for HIV, PrEP and

medication for OUD.

• Engage in conversations with people about their drug use, overdose prevention, HIV and

HCV risk.

• Explore treatment options with participants, with a focus on expanding awareness of and

connection to medication treatment programs.

• Facilitate timely referrals and placements with treatment/recovery support providers.

 

Job Description

• Connect participants to the larger community of care.

• Educate and assist community members regarding opioid use disorder.

• Participate in ongoing training and education.

• Report writing and record keeping.

• Other duties as are required or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ability to develop trust and rapport with research participants, project staff and community

partners.

• Understanding of substance use disorders and evidence-based treatment approaches.

• Familiarity with local support services and resources.

• Understand and utilize the principles of Harm Reduction.

• Ability to always maintain appropriate professional boundaries with participants.

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

• Demonstrated skill in active listening and conflict management.

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

• Strong communication and time management skills.

• Obligation to honor confidentiality requirements during both employment and post-employment periods.

• Ability to exercise professional judgment for reporting and escalation of issues for timely

resolution.

• Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance is required. Must have own vehicle to conduct

outreach in the Southeastern CT area.

Starting at $40,000.00 a year

 

Please email a cover letter and resume to: Kelly Thompson, CEO kthompson@allianceforliving.org

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

All positions at AFL are an at-will employment status.

 

Job description

Mobile Health Van & Facilities Assistant​

Position Focus:

 

The Mobile Health Van and Facilities Assistant works as a support staff in conjunction with the diverse programming of Alliance for Living.

The position will support an NIH grant-funded project related to infectious disease, primarily HIV infection treatment and its prevention, and substance use disorder in people with justice involvement.

The MVFA will perform the majority of their responsibilities on a mobile health unit (MHU) that will be based in Eastern CT.

Their primary responsibilities will include the following: driving, assisting with maintenance and sanitation of the mobile health van.

In addition, the MVFA is an integral part of the maintenance of the Alliance for Living building.

They will work as support staff with daily operations of the Alliance for Living’s Essential of Life Programming.

Essential Duties:

 

1. Drives the MHU during operating hours of the research project and ensure required maintenance is completed on schedule; and assist with regular sanitation of the MHU.

2. Ensures AFL vehicles are operating to the highest quality. They will ensure vehicles receive all proper maintenance.

3. Keep accurate and detail count of gas usage, miles and other vehicle related data.

4. Provides minor building maintenance and repair to AFL building and spaces as needed.

5. Ensure that all building equipment is working properly and informs their supervisor.

6. Completes AFL facilities regular maintenance tasks, stocking, trash and recycles disposal, light cleaning to ensure the AFL building is clutter free and clean.

7. Assists with purchasing, ordering, and stocking of AFL pantry and delivery of meals.

8. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Experience:

 

· Mature, reliable, and able to produce accurate work, possesses the ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure, and to multi-task, juggling competing demands with limited supervision.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with internal and external contacts.

· Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to function under deadline pressure.

· Has reliable commercial driving experience and can maintain a clean driving record. Has the ability to operate a vehicle for 8 hours.

· Has experience with Food Safety and has strong working knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices.

 

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

 

· Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education) or five years related experience.

· Previous experience with driving large vehicles or commercial driving.

· Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with Public Health.

· Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

· Must have valid Driver’s License.

Starting at $40,000.00 a year

Resume and cover letter should be sent to fsilva@allianceforliving.org

Job description

Harm Reduction Specialist

37.5 hours/week - Non-Exempt

Salary - $20.51/ 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

Job description

Medical Case Manager

Experience -HIV/AIDS Exp & Knowledge 1 year (Preferred)

Education - Bachelor's (Required)

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

Starting at $45,000.00 a year

We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to Megan Davidson mdavidson@allianceforliving.org

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