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

POSITION:  Community Health Worker (CHW).  AFL is hiring one full-time time hourly Community Health Worker for New London County to staff a research project: 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. 

 

PURPOSE:   This position will work with the clinicians on the Mobile Health Unit (MHU) to ensure that patients are receiving the necessary referrals for healthcare and other services that cannot be provided on the MHU. The CHW will be responsible for scheduling and tracking visits for patients who present to the MHU for research purposes in addition to making active referrals to community and clinical services. They will function as a member of the both the clinical team on the MHU and research team and will collect and enter data into research databases.

 

 

                       

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists patients who present to the MHU to identify needs (e.g., other healthcare, mental health, social, and economic needs) that impact quality of life.

  • Has knowledge of community and clinical resources to make active referrals and provides advocacy in obtaining services.

  • Schedules and tracks patient visits to the MHU; ensures files are audit ready.

  • Collaborates closely with the patient’s healthcare team, including appropriate community resources, to assure that the patient’s healthcare and other associated needs are being met.

  • Assists patients with making follow-up appointments, filling prescriptions, and other healthcare needs.  

  • Assists patients with applications for services and benefits to obtain additional assistance.  

  • Enters data related to patient encounters into research database and electronic health record as needed. 

  • Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects’ regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned within their scope of practice.

  • Must be willing to travel to, and perform responsibilities on, a mobile health van.

 

 

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in a related discipline (e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education) or an equivalent combination of education and 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 research 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. Highly attentive to follow through on logistical, scheduling, and communications with both Yale staff and collaborators.

  • Ability to maintain integrity in working with and safeguarding confidential information.

  • 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.

  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with patients at all times.

  • Computer proficiency including working familiarity with word processing using programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and REDCap. Comfort entering data electronically. Ability and desire to learn new computer programs.

 

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Kelly Thompson, CEO

kthompson@allianceforliving.org

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POSITION:  Patient Navigator.  AFL is hiring two full-time hourly Patient Navigators for New London County and one full-time hourly and one part-time hourly navigator for Windham/Tolland and Middlesex Counties to be staff for a research project: 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. 

 

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.

  • 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.

     

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Kelly Thompson, CEO

kthompson@allianceforliving.org

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POSITION: Peer Navigator. We currently have one full-time (40) hour position 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 that are transitioning out of incarceration. This is a grant-funded program and position, subject to periodic renewal.

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

· Conduct community outreach about opioid use disorder and treatment options, including harm reduction strategies.

· 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.

Application process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carol Jones: c j ones @ allianceforliving.org by November 26, 2021

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