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Lancaster, Pa 17602
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FT Housing Coordinator

Position: Seeking to fill a Bilingual (Spanish/English) FT Housing Coordinator position. To assist with Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) Program by providing housing and supportive services to low-income individuals and their household. Engage participants in finding and/or maintaining affordable and stable housing, reducing their risk of homelessness, and improving their access to health care and supportive services. Help households obtain permanent housing, including assistance for shared housing arrangements, in the private rental housing market by developing a Liaison amongst client, landlord and HOPWA Project Coordinator.  Must be able to coordinate a housing assessment and application for each household to ensure participants meet the HOPWA qualifications including being actively involved in medical case management services.  Assist clients to prepare and fulfil Individualized housing plan to include income/resident rent eligibility, verification of HIV/AIDS status, client budget/expenses, necessary labs, and obtain an owner’s Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 yearly.

Qualifications: Bachelors preferred in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related field, Minimum of 2 years housing coordination experience and working with HIV/AIDS clientele. The position requires strong organizational skills, verbal communication skills, and flexibility. An understanding of the HIV/AIDS population, barriers to care, disease prevention and transmission sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, and sensitivity to the social stigma that exists for persons living with HIV are helpful. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving clients, private sectors and fellow employees, to include HIPAA. Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff.

Send resume to:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite B
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Bilingual Full Time Case Manager / Outreach Worker – Senior Center 

Assist Individuals in the Senior Center program with human services needs in order to eliminate barriers. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.  In addition to receiving on-the-job-training individual must be able to speak clearly over the phone and in person to communicate with both colleagues and clients. The ability to work on your own, being a team player, and able to take initiative is vital.

Job Duties

  • Perform an intake on each client seeking case management services.
  • Determines immediate needs in discussion with client and develop the best possible strategy for self-sufficiency.
  • Provides case management in the area of benefits, food orders, clothing, housing, legal or medical assistance as well as interpretation and translation services as needed.
  • Use the compass system to enroll clients for state services and programs
  • Provide clients with information and referral service allowing individuals to access behavioral health services, support groups, and other supportive services.
  • Maintains an updated database of individual clients that records a service history and complete monthly reports.

Qualifications

A High School Diploma and/or general education degree (GED). Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to Read, Write and Speak in English and Spanish. Driver’s license a must along with  clean driving record.

**Internal candidates encouraged to apply, but must not have disciplinary actions within the last year. **

SACA is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

Yirmares Cuevas
Center Director
717-397-6267
717-509-2833 fax


FT Case Manager for NCEPS 

Position: Seeking to fill a Bilingual (Spanish/English) FT Case Manager position. To provide supportive service by engage HIV-positive individuals who are at high risk or have been lost to care at Nuestra Clinica Education & Prevention Services. High-risk individuals include clients with comorbid conditions, clients newly diagnosed with HIV, and clients with histories of dropping out of care. Must be able to coordinate medical care of patients living with HIV/AIDS in Lancaster County; Coordinating care involves linking clients to services in areas such as primary care, medical case management, Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP), treatment adherence, behavioral health, and support services. In addition, the Case Manager will help clients navigate different insurance systems and access other non-Ryan White resources and services available to HIV patients. Determine eligibility of clients and engage in care coordination for optimal patient outcomes.

Qualifications: Bachelors preferred in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or a related field, Minimum of 2 years case management experience working with HIV/AIDS clientele. The position requires strong organizational skills, verbal communication skills, and flexibility. An understanding of the HIV/AIDS population, barriers to care, disease prevention and transmission sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, and sensitivity to the social stigma that exists for persons living with HIV are helpful. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees, to include HIPAA. Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff.

Send resume to:
Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street, Suite B
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: svaldez@sacapa.org


Bilingual (Spanish/English) Full Time Office Manager/Support Staff:

Duties: Clerical responsibilities, and providing services, counseling and testing to clients whom are at elevated risk for contracting HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires entry-level nursing skills, strong organizational skills, verbal communication skills, and flexibility. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving clients, to include HIPAA. Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with others.

Send resume to:

 Spanish American Civic Association
c/o Beatriz Perez
453 South Lime Street, Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
Or email: bperez@sacapa.org


Outpatient Behavioral Health Office Manager:

Job Description: Under direction of the Director , coordinates administrative support and related office operations; serves as central information point within administrative/scheduling department to effect administrative communication; oversees the front desk scheduling, performs moderately complex level work and performs related duties as required.

Duties:
1. Works directly with the Psychiatrist to coordinate care efforts, includes triage and scheduling.
2. Plans and organizes clerical support activities; enforces procedures, practices, and work methods to increase work unit effectiveness and efficiency, disseminating information, determining assignment of functional responsibility, and supervising staff.
3. Supervises, coaches and counsels schedulers to encourage exceptional performance and improvement in areas of individual weakness.
4. Collects, compiles, and reports department-specific program or administrative information and reports to the director.
5. Drafts meeting minutes and routine correspondence.
6. Serves as departmental resource on activities and clerical procedures; assists in organizing work processes and coordinating work through the department; serves as central point within department/division to ease management/administrative communication.

Requirements:
1. Two or more years Behavioral Health Scheduling and Front desk experience required. Equivalent combination of education, POA certification and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide administrative support preferably within a Behavioral Health Office preferred.
2. Experience on McKesson or similar scheduling system.
3. Stable work history.
4. Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Typing, Data Entry and Outlook)
5. Professional phone/customer service skills
6. Ability to work in a team environment
7. HS Diploma or GED
8. Ability to pass pre-employment screenings
9. Bilingual Preferred
10. Knowledge of office practices and procedures; customer service techniques, office equipment operation, basic data collection and compilation techniques, document formatting techniques, automated and manual records management practices; clerical work methods review.

**Current employees encouraged to apply, must not have any disciplinary actions in the last year.


Part Time Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Counselor
(This is a Fee for Service Position)

Provide counseling with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
• Provides direct individual, group and family therapy; didactic lectures and experiential seminars.
• Assures that all elements of the treatment plan, including the aftercare plan, are realized within the time limits and documented appropriately in the client’s chart.
• Completes discharge summaries on assigned clients.
• Interfaces with and maintains contact and rapport with significant others, referral sources and other service providers as required or needed.
• Experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine) preferred ,but not required.

  • Education, Training or Certification: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or higher from college or university, CADC or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience: Two to four years related experience and/or training
  • Certificates, licenses, registrations: CADC preferred
  • Language Skills: Spanish, English

Please send resume to Jacqueline Fisher to 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster Pa 17602, or email jfisher@sacapa.org


Bilingual (Spanish/English) Caseworker

This is a contracted position at the Children and Youth Agency in conjunction with the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA).

General Statement of Duties: The protective services unit provides casework services to families whose children are at risk of, or who have been neglected, physically abused, and/or sexually abused. The caseworker assists the families to follow through with plans to address drug and alcohol abuse, mental health, domestic violence, housing, and parenting skills in order to improve their functioning and to prevent repeated abuse and neglect. The caseworker makes every effort to work with the families toward the goal of stabilizing and strengthening them so that they may remain a family unit and meet their children’s needs for safety and well-being. Most cases are successfully closed after the family has completed their Family Service Plan goals. This bilingual caseworker carries a caseload (15 to 25 families) of protective services clients.

Essential Functions:
Bilingual- Spanish/English
Develops and implements safety plans to protect children.
Conducts Safety Assessments to support caseworker activities/interventions.
Supports the utilization of Family Group Conferencing to assist families identify family and community supports
Assumes responsibility for assigned cases from the Intake Investigation and Foster Care Units in order to support reunification of children exiting out-of- home placement.
Implements the Family Service Plan, reviews and amends the Plan as indicated by circumstances or regulations
Meets with the child, and his or her family regularly to deliver services and conduct ongoing assessments of the family’s progress and the children’s safety.
Counsels, teaches, and supports families to address areas that present barriers to effective, independent parenting.
Makes every effort to enhance family functioning and resolve problems by coordinating agency services and community resources to meet families’ needs.
Arranges child placement, if necessary, including exploration of alternative resources or petitioning the court for agency custody.
Maintains all required documentation including narrative dictation, risk assessment, safety assessments, Family Service Plans and reviews.
Testifies at court hearings in support of petitions for custody or protective supervision.
Cooperates with other unit members to assure unit coverage and assists in emergencies.
Participates in unit and staff meetings and trainings.
Routinely provides own transportation to and from client’s homes, meetings, outreach visits and other job-related appointments in a timely manner and accesses those locations with reasonable accommodations.

Outcomes: Work will be performed in such a manner that children will not be subjected to further abuse and neglect, Family functioning will be enhanced so that the child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs are adequately met. In the event that a child’s safety cannot be assured in the family setting, alternative arrangements will be made in order to protect the child.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

The ability to establish relationships with clients which facilitates development and implementation of case plans, and which balances the helping role with the child protection role. The persistence to sustain effective relationships over a period of time sometimes in the absence of significant progress.
Ability to be concise, clear, and complete in communication as related to record keeping, court testimony, service planning, dealing with community professionals, etc.
Ability to work cooperatively to enhance team functioning within the unit, and to contribute to the overall Agency goals.
Flexibility and energy to meet the unpredictable and emergency nature of caseload demands.
Understanding of the corollaries of child abuse and neglect; ability to identify these factors in families and to interpret them for case disposition and planning.
Ability to meet and communicate with clients in their place of residence, to gather sufficient information, to analyze complex situations accurately and respond to stressful situations in a constructive manner so as to maximize the safety of children.
Knowledge of and ability to implement various casework modalities, such as goal-planning, problem-solving, and crisis intervention to implement case plans.
Ability to establish and maintain alliances with community service providers to facilitate meaningful and productive services.
Organization and time management skills to meet competing demands for client contacts, record keeping, and related duties.
Does not pose a threat to the health and safety of the department or clients.
Must successfully complete Charting the Course Training within one year of hire.
Must pass pre-employment drug screening test. Driver history checks are require
PA State Police background check, FBI and PA Childline Clearances are required.
Must have the ability to work independently. Must have the ability to get to various locations for meetings, etc independently

Requirements: Other related duties will be assigned by the supervisor. The percentage of time spent on essential duties will vary as the job requires. Initiative will be encouraged.

Selection Criteria:
Applicant who best meets the required skills and knowledge of the position.
Does not impose a negative impact on other Agency units.
Length and variety of prior agency experience.

TYPE POSITION: Full-time, salary will be discussed during interview process

DEPARTMENT: CHILDREN AND YOUTH AGENCY

APPLICANT MUST:

Meet the following minimum experience and training requirements:
Caseworker 1
A Bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

Caseworker 2
Six months of experience as a Caseworker 1;
A bachelor’s degree with a social welfare major; or
A bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.
HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants MUST submit their resume by mail or email using the information listed below:

Sandra Valdez
453 South Lime Street
Suite C
Lancaster, PA 17602
svaldez@sacapa.org


INTERNSHIPS

Here’s an opportunity to gain some excellent experience outside the classroom — and help make our community better at the same time. We occasionally have a need for interns to help fulfill our mission. Majors could include social work, bilingual education, marketing, business, and more.