Employment Opportunity: RTI Int. is Hiring (Case Managers)

Title: Case Manager

Program Name: RTI International

Compensation: $55,000 – $75,000 (FTE) annually

Position Status: Full-Time / Part-Time Salaried Non-Exempt

Travel Required: N/A

Reports to: Project Director Location: San Francisco, CA Posting Date: May 18, 2011 Closing Date: May 31, 2011 ______________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) and the Urban Health Program at RTI International are recruiting for a part-time/full time Social Work Case Manager. Employment is provided by PHFE. The Case Manager will provide support for HIV-positive drug users who are entering HIV care in Oakland, CA over a 4-year period as part of a research study and will work as part of a team along with an outreach worker and an HIV physician to maintain consistency of care, including during periods of incarceration in County jail. We are seeking a resourceful, solution-oriented candidate who has strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and who is reliable, self-directed, and familiar with neighborhoods and service organizations frequented by drug users in Oakland. The majority of the work for this position will be conducted in Oakland, CA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Complete a psycho-social evaluation and develop treatment plan for each participant • Follow up with participants in regular appointments • Address new and ongoing needs of participants that impede HIV treatment • Screen and schedule study participants • Convene and facilitate case conferences with HIV physician and outreach worker • Oversee collection and delivery of serum samples • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge needed to access social, medical and drug treatment services in Oakland • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with County jail clinical, intake and social work staff • Trace participant who are lost to follow-up • Visit incarcerated participants in local county jails A Program of Public Health Foundation Enterprises www.phfe.org 2 of 2 • Keep accurate and complete records regarding all interactions • Abstract information from participant medical records • Attend community meetings and forums, as necessary • Provide for crisis intervention services, as needed • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS • Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word • Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is necessary • Ability to take initiative and work independently • Ability to report to work on time • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly • Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality, good judgment, ability to prioritize, independence and ability to work with others in an office setting Education/Experience • Masters in social work or a related field • 2 years experience providing case management that involves facets of the criminal justice system (eg.,courts, jails, parole) • Prior experience providing case management to people with HIV and/or drug users preferred • Familiarity with the practice and principles of harm reduction • Basic experience with Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel) • One year supervision experience • Experience using computerized data collection programs preferred • Experience conducting HIV testing and counseling preferred • Experience coordinating community-based research preferred

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Resumes and cover letters should be submitted via email to Jennifer Lorvick, RTI International jlorvick@rti.org. (415) 848-1315

PHFE is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.